Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge
TravelPod Member ReviewsLake Naivasha Sopa Lodge
They put fresh roses in the room in the morning and cover your bed with a freshly-sprayed mosquito net at night. What more could you ask of a lodge in Africa? There are knowledgeable guides who will take you to see whatever wildlife you might want to see. The staff is friendly and welcoming. The food is delicious and plentiful and the bar is well-stocked. The décor calls to mind turn of the century colonization, but it is very luxurious "wilderness" accommodation indeed. We could see zebras from the pool and giraffes from our balcony. We went on a hippo walk at night. Great place!
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A little behind getting these posted because we haven't had reliable Internet. Alas, that is the way things go in "the wild."
After my late-night glimpse of a hippo, I was hoping (hippoing?) to catch a better look at one, and today seemed like it might hold possibilities.
In the morning, I sat in the lodge watching the animals …
The day began with us meeting the other eight people in our tour group. As luck would have it, there are five other teachers besides me. I promise, I did not plan it this way! Also, unfortunately, Lar is the only male in our group of ten. Oh well, we've already talked a lot about Common Core, lesson plans, and IEPs.
We have two Safari …
... and starts to allocate cars to drive across the rail bridge. Where this leads I have no idea but the jostling to get to the bridge is unbelievable and quite dangerous as trucks are cutting in and cars are fighting for position with the buses. Charles does his fair share of rallying and we get to the bridge. It looks safe enough and we finally push our way onto the bridge and get across with Clare cheering Charles as the great black hunter. On the other side of the bridge we ...
... us, we all rushed to the safari van, one by one,
thinking we were safe when all windows and doors were closed. Safari vans have
raised roofs, that can be opened to allow tourist to take pictures, ours
happened to be open. I heard someone say, “Can it jump into the van?.” My seat
was in the middle, under the opening of the safari van. Next thing I know, the baboon
appears out of nowhere, and is now right above me, with its huge body, ready to
pounce on ...
... I’m used to it. Besides, $25 for a safari? It’s worth it. I have my big camera and my safari hat on – I’m ready to go. There’s a surprising number of little kids around for a safari, but we’re on raised platforms so I don’t think anything of it. Patricia and I walk in excitedly and then our smiles slowly fade from our lips. “This is a zoo?” Patricia says. “Umm, maybe if we ...