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The latest from Living on the Edge

My name is Emma Childs, and I live on the edge of Nairobi National Park, where (along with my husband Anthony) I run The Emakoko. We have built a house at the top of the cliff overlooking the lodge with our two ‘wild & woolly’ children William and Netty and have a menagerie of creatures, some of which are welcome 24/7 and others – the odd Lion – are not welcome at all.

2 Years on

On the 11th of March 2020, the WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic. What happened over the next two years was beyond comprehension.

Happy New Year

And so the extraordinary year of 2020 has finally drawn to a close. I have never been so happy to see the end of one year.

The end of 2021

Another year has gone by and wow, what a year it has been. It has been very long, very worrying and very tiring.

The Funicular

Ladies and gentlemen, we would like to introduce the funicular!

The Silly Season Has Begun

It should not have been so surprising to see that the travel industry globally appears to be totally unprepared for the travel onslaught that has begun. People who have spent a long time confined in their own homes locked within in their own countries were obviously going to want to travel at the first safe opportunity.

Touching Base

Koko the Leopard seems to have had a lot of fun over the last few months, and as a result we have been expecting to see her cubs.

Living in a Corona world

In this time of international lock-down and enforced isolation, I have to remind myself how lucky my family and I are living, as we do, in a National Park.

Bring on the next roaring twenties

As 2019 draws to a close, I find myself wondering where all the days went.

In the praise of teachers

This, I believed, was my chance to really REALLY teach my kids something.

“Fantastic lodge in Nairobi National Park to stay. You cannot fault anything about Emakoko, from the luxurious comfortable rooms, attentive staff, whole ambiance, and delicious food. Hyrax around lodge all day. Bushybaby and Genet cat around the bar early evening.”

“The hotel is stunning and tastefully decorated. Incredible location, amazing views! Oh the food is excellent! Very friendly and welcoming staff. Anton was a gracious host. They certainly do have a personal touch. The rooms are huge and quiet! Excellent place for a getaway. Totally loved it!”

“Fantastic lodge in Nairobi National Park to stay. You cannot fault anything about Emakoko, from the luxurious comfortable rooms, attentive staff, whole ambiance, and delicious food. Hyrax around lodge all day. Bushybaby and Genet cat around the bar early evening.”

“The hotel is stunning and tastefully decorated. Incredible location, amazing views! Oh the food is excellent! Very friendly and welcoming staff. Anton was a gracious host. They certainly do have a personal touch. The rooms are huge and quiet! Excellent place for a getaway. Totally loved it!”