9. Giraffe Manor, Nairobi, Kenya (Robin Moore/Rex Features)

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You awake after a peaceful night's sleep in one of this lodge's six lavish bedrooms, get showered and dressed, and head downstairs to the light-filled sun room for breakfast. You pour cream into your coffee, spread jam on your toast ... and offer a slice to an endangered Rothschild giraffe that has poked its head through a window to join you. Yes, you read that last part correctly: the Giraffe Manor and surrounding grounds offer the only place in the world where you can feed giraffes over the breakfast table, from your guestroom window or at the front door (starting at around $300 a night). The question is: will the giraffes leave the tip?

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