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It sounds like breakfast at Giraffe Manor is well worth getting up for—and not just for the coffee. Located in Nairobi, the 140-acre estate is home to eight endangered Rothschild giraffes, which are apparently some of the rarest on earth. And in the mornings, they like to put on a little show.
Guests are discouraged from approaching the animals as they roam the land, but it's a whole different story at 9am when the giraffes show up outside the hotel, poke their heads in through the windows and eat directly off the table like humans. Apparently, the protein pellets the kitchen serves up are some of the best in the area.
Tennis superstar Serena Williams is in Kenya for a three-day charity tour and she's decided to shack up at a very fitting hotel for her, The Serena Hotel in Nairobi.
The one half of the William’s tennis sister-act and nine grand slam singles title winner, was befittingly whisked to Nairobi’s Serena Hotel where she will be based during her stay in the country.
Aside from having the same name as an athletic idol, The Serena Hotel is not a bad place to stay. The hotel has views of downtown Nairobi and the city's Central Park and has some of the modern comforts we need, like a pool, satellite TV and wireless internet hotspots. There's even an in-house salon for beauty treatments in case you spend a few days on safari.
While several reviews would probably not classify this hotel as luxurious in the vein of a Mandarin Oriental or Four Seasons, we're sure Serena is getting the star treatment in the hotel's presidential suite.
· Serena Williams comes to Kenya [The Standard Online]
If you want to step away from your desk for 30 seconds and get a hotel window view of Nairobi, Kenya, then here's your chance.
This was shot from a room at Nairobi's Meridian Court Hotel during the Tuesday market, with lots of vehicles and walkers going in every direction.
The clip doesn't exactly come with high praise for the hotel itself though. Here's the description:
A vid I shot from the Meridian hotel in Nairobi, on my first morning. The hotel was somewhat over priced and the swiming pool was full of green pond scum!! Later found a cheaper hotel just 5 mins from the national archive. But still I have lots of fond memories of my time in Kenya.
There's only one review of it on TripAdvisor, but judging by this review on Yahoo Travel, the place has a bit of a Twilight Zone feel about it.