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World's Most Unusual Hotels 2008

World's Most Unusual Hotels
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Giraffe Manor, Kenya

What It Is: A genteel six-room country estate outside Nairobi where a herd of giraffes intimately interacts with guests.

The Experience: Located on land owned by the Langata Giraffe Centre, a wildlife conservancy, sanctuary, and reserve, the estate of Giraffe Manor is done up in 19th-century period furnishings. Anything unusual about the rooms? Nope. The draw here is walking the grounds with the giant giraffes nearby, and sitting down to breakfast and dinner while giraffes poke their heads through the windows to eat right out of your hand.


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