[Maasai Lodge Road, Nairobi]
ONE OF THE benefits of living on Maasai Lodge Road is that you’re next to the Nairobi National Park. Oh, there’s no fencing or anything so that the animals can migrate to other areas if need be. I’ve heard of lions venturing out of the park and it’s not uncommon to hear them roaring at night or early in the morning. We often hear hyenas “laughing” as they prepare to ambush some hapless prey. One other thing…if you have dogs, you need to bring them in at night lest a stealthy leopard hop over your fence and take your best friend on a 1-way trip to its stomach. You don’t believe me? Just ask Nani Croze from Kitengela Glass down the road how many animals she’s lost to leopards.
Sometime in April, my good buddy Rolf Schmid of Rolf’s Place saw a lion attacking a baby giraffe and he and his staff tried to rescue it. But alas, it was too late.
If you ever get a chance to experience fine dining at Rolf’s Place, you just might see about 6 tall giraffes hanging out on the other side of Maasai Lodge Road munching on leaves from the tall trees bordering the park. I hear they never sleep…always on the lookout for predators. This would annoy the heck out of me. I value my sleeeep.