Zulucow returned to the continent of its roots last month for a fleeting visit. First stop in Nairobi: Karen Blixen’s home from one of my favourite films: ‘Out of Africa’. “I had a farm in Aaaafricaaaaa”. I was hoping Blixen’s hunky lover: Denys Finch Hatton, aka a young swarthy Robert Redford, clad in jodphurs, would leap out from the jacaranda trees, but alas, no such luck.
The modern face of Kenya: Maasai warriors, huge nomadic cattle lovers, seen either grazing their cattle in the congested Nairobi streets or more frequently spotted exercising strings of polo ponies.
Happily we didn’t encounter the two lions who’d been seen strolling the residential neighbourhood of Karen, having tired of Nairobi’s nearby National Park!