It takes a minute to sink in. Yes, that’s a giraffe, casually poking its head through the open windows, scoping out your breakfast and hoping for a snack. Yes, it’s close enough to pet, as you snack on muffins and fruit trays. Yes, this moment blows that Disney princess brunch you had in fifth grade right out of the water. You’ll be waking up like a kid on Christmas morning knowing you’ll have the chance to be accompanied by a friendly giraffe for breakfast. Tea for two please!
Giraffe Manor in Nairobi, Kenya, is a bed and breakfast unlike any other. It has just 12 rooms, but that’s part of what makes it such a personalized, intimate experience. There’s nothing one-size-fits-all about it. The hotel sits on 12 acres smack dab within the middle of a 140-acre forest, and it’s home to a herd of Rothschild giraffes.
The hotel lets you get up close and personal with the animals — or rather, they’ll get up close and personal with you. Though giraffe sightings aren’t guaranteed during the breakfast service, as the video above shows, it’s not uncommon for them to pop in to check things out. (They do this “more often than not,” the company explains on its FAQ page.)