A Romantic Bedtime Makeover

Welcome to the 347th Metamorphosis Monday!

Today I left Mahali Mzuri and headed off to Giraffe Manor. Visiting Giraffe Manor is such a great way to end this African safari adventure.

Giraffe Manor, Kenya


I was booked for the “Daisy” room. All the rooms are named after much-loved giraffes that have called Giraffe Manor home at some point.




When I arrived the beds looked like this…draped in beautiful netting at each corner.

Romantic Bedroom with Mosquito Netting


Sooo romantic!

Daisy Room in Giraffe Manor


I headed outside around 5:30 for the daily evening visit from the beautiful Rothschild Giraffes that reside on the property. This is Jacques; he and I go way back. In fact, we shared a kiss earlier today. πŸ˜‰ Check out the BNOTP Instagram HERE for that photo.

Feeding the Giraffes at Giraffe Manor


It’s so much fun feeding them. Looking forward to breakfast with them tomorrow morning.

Feeding Giraffes at Giraffe Manor


Afterwards, I headed back to my room to relax until dinner. When I got back upstairs to my room, this is how itΒ looked.

Romantic Bed with Mosquito Netting


I was so surprised and loved this romantic transformation. Both beds were fully draped with netting.

Beds Draped with Mosquito Netting


I’ll begin the long trek back home tomorrow evening. I’m sure next week I’ll be wondering if this was all just a dream…a wonderful dream.

Romantic Bedding, Safari Style


Looking forward to all the fabulous Before and Afters for this Met Monday!

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  1. Oh, I am so envious, not just for the gorgeous bedroom…….but for the beautiful giraffe!!! What an incredible, exciting adventure you are having……..good for you, brave girl!!! xoxoxo

  2. Thanks for taking us along–loved it.

  3. What a romantic feel with the netting. When I was a teenager they had Mombasa nets you could buy and hang around the bed from the ceiling. I so wanted one but dad said no. Now It would not be good with the cats!!

  4. Susan, this has been such fun. Now that you have had such a good time you will be jet setting around all the time. πŸ™‚

  5. What a dreamy spot to lay your head on the pillow Susan! I popped over to IG and see that sweet kiss too! Wishing you a safe journey home πŸ™‚

  6. And you didn’t even get a cardboard Robert Redford in one of those beds?!

  7. Oh Susan, you look so wonderful, so happy! What a beautiful, beautiful place you are in. If it weren’t for the loooong flights (and the crappy waiting in the airports), traveling wouldn’t be nearly as onerous, would it?
    Thanks for continuing hosting the party while you are away. That’s dedication!

  8. Susan, Well you may feel like it was all a dream but after the jet-lag is gone you will be talking about this great adventure for years!! Can’t wait to see even more pictures!

  9. Oh Susan, what memories you’ve made! You and Jacques make such a cute couple. What a neat place to get to stay. Wishing safe travels home for you. Thank you for hosting in the middle of all of your memory making adventures.

  10. Oh boy seeing you with the giraffe so close makes me envious!! It looks like you’re enjoying yourself immensly! Your room is wonderful- love the bedding and the classic netting! Safe travels back home! Hugs, Liz

  11. Sounds like you are having a wonderful time, Susan! Love that bedroom…and the giraffe! Thanks for hosting! Hugs…Debbie

  12. Oh Susan…..this is so lovely! The picture of you and the sweet and stunningly beautiful giraffe is a prize winner! Safe travels!!! Thank you so much for sharing with us!

  13. Thanks so much for the party!!

  14. SWEET DREAMS and SAFE TRAVELS!! franki

  15. Susan, thanks for hosting! Looks like it’s been a great trip. Love the draped beds!

  16. What a beautiful spot to rest! I would be hard to leave the beautiful retreat! So glad that you’ve had a wonderful trip! Hoping you have safe travels home! ~Rhonda

  17. Fantastic! What a journey…

  18. I’ve gotten on the computer first thing each morning you have been on this trip to see what you have posted. I have loved all your pictures and your descriptions of how much fun you are having. So happy that you have had this opportunity. Prayers for a safe journey home. Vikki in VA

  19. How beautiful Susan – I just may copy that idea for my own room – love it !
    ( after I buy a giraffe for the garden !!! )
    What an amazing trip!
    Thanks so much for the party in the midst of paradise

  20. Oh Susan, what a fabulous adventure! I love your new “beau” and the Daisy room is so lovely. I can just hear the theme song to “Out of Africa” right now. I have a canopy bed. I have one of those hand crocheted testers on it, but maybe I should add some netting and pretend we are on safari πŸ™‚ Safe trip home my friend. I know you will be sad to leave, but what wonderful memories.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  21. What a wonderful trip Susan! Thanks so much for hosting!!

  22. What a great adventure Susan! Such a gorgeous space.

  23. Wow Susan! What a wonderful time! thanks for sharing it with us.

  24. pam ~ crumpety cottage says

    Susan, all your pictures are so wonderful. You look so perfectly comfortable with those big creatures! As though you’ve grown up with them all your life. I wish you could stay a few more weeks! But then, we’d probably never get you back to the states, lol. πŸ˜€ Glad it’s been as wonderful an adventure as you hoped. Thanks again for sharing it with us. Continued safety.

  25. I just love the pictures of you with the giraffes! So great to actually see and do something that you wanted to do for so long!

  26. Thanks for sharing your adventures with us, Susan! πŸ™‚

  27. Wow, what a magical place! So amazing to be able to not only see a giraffe in person, but to feed one right from your hand! I have to catch up on the rest of your trip now πŸ™‚ Safe travels back home!

  28. What a beautiful room and surroundings! Makes me want to watch Out of Africa this week. One of my all-time favorite movies! Can’t wait to hear more details about your trip. Have a safe trip home!

  29. What an amazing trip! Can’t wait to here more when you get home!! The giraffes especially! Just magical!!

  30. rattlebridge farm says

    Enjoying your magical adventure! Thank you for hosting MM from so far away.

  31. Marlene Stephenson says

    Did you feel like a princess when you got into bed? The bedding was lovely. Now how can you get that giraffe in your bag and bring him home,he is so cute. You won’t even need an airplane when you leave you’ll be floating from all those memories and i don’t blame you! Be careful coming home.

  32. WoW Susan!
    LUV the pictures, what cool pics with the Giraffes!
    Looks like you’re making the greatest memories-

  33. Susan, you rock! I admire you so much for taking this leap. I may be wrong but I have the distinct feeling that this is just the start of many globe-trotting adventures to come! Safe travels, you’ll be in my prayers!

  34. What a dreamy room Susan, and I think that giraffe wants to follow you home!

  35. Oh, Susan, many thanks for sharing this adventure with us. I had no idea such magical places existed. Have a safe trip home. Rosie

  36. I visited the manor but didn’t get to stay there. Your room was dreamy!

  37. Oh Susan of course you are staying in a beautifully netted bed even in Africa. Although not exactly a before and after I linked up my post 2 Houses I love because one is a tiny yellow cottage that I just know you would love.
    Cheers, Natalie

  38. Susan, your trip looks AMAZING! Thanks so much for the party! Take care, Tara

  39. So glad you were able to take this trip and the bedroom looked so comfortable. Have a safe trip home

  40. Looking beautiful with the giraffe. Such an amazing animal. I got to feed a few at a animal park on Virginia. Quite an impressive tongue! Thank you for taking us along on your adventure. Love the manor and hope that you have a wonderful time. Safe travel.

  41. Susan, congratulations on living the dream. What a wonderful trip you are sharing with us. Love the bedroom with the netting.

  42. Oh Susan, what a wonderful experience. Beautiful animals and so friendly.
    Your room was excellent. So glad that you had a wonderful trip.

  43. Cyndi Raines says

    Bravo! What a great time we all had, eh? Thanks for the trip and the great pictures of all the animals. Just think, the “dreams” you had of going there are now a “reality” for you and wonderful memories! You soon will be home and just have time to rest up and off again on the cruise and then on to Italy!! You go girl! Prayers going up for a safe journey home. Hugs!

  44. Wow, Susan. What an adventure. That room is gorgeous. Safe traveling.

  45. Thank you for sharing your wonderful adventure with us. Your photographs are just amazing. It looks like you had the trip of a lifetime!
    Safe travels home!

  46. Cyndi Raines says

    P.S. Also, I like your lighter hair color as well. πŸ™‚

  47. Wait. Didn’t you JUST leave for your grand adventure? Homeward bound already? πŸ™‚

  48. Susan, I’m loving every photo! Thanks so much for sharing. XO

  49. Susan, thank you so much for sharing your adventure. Popped over to IG and your photography is amazing. Wishing you a safe trip home. -Brenda-

  50. How long was it from arriving home and walking in your door til scratching off Kenya on the map? πŸ™‚

  51. This certainly isn’t the Africa I imagined. How charming and delightful. I just love your video of breakfast – never will forget that, sharing breakfast with a giraffe through the window.

  52. Gorgeous. Added to my bucketlist. I just checked directly with thesafaricollection.com for rates. The 2024 and 2025 rates are not posted yet. They were very responsive to request and emailed all 2023 rates for their lodges.

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