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 …
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We get to the Masai Mara (Sopa Lodge again) after about 6.5 hours of hard driving on the worst roads we have encountered so far. Jim is beside himself and even Clare is showing some wear and tear at this. I will elaborate in next blog.
... to gather their emotions, and at the same time worried about me.
Thankfully everyone was okay, though I was in physical pain, my body was still
intact, developing new bruises for tomorrow. Once everyone, including Paul, was
in the van, we tried getting out of there quickly as possible, worried the
baboon would come back. The vans rear wheels screech as it went in reverse,
kicking up dust, leaving the baboon behind us, as we continued on.
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... it’s something different.” But nope, it’s a zoo. Well, that’s disappointing. I can go to a zoo at home. And besides, zoos make me sad. All of these majestic animals, penned up, trapped.
Soon we find ourselves followed by two zoo employees who are directing us towards certain attractions and volunteering to flush out the animals for us that are hidden from view. What? That’s mean. Let the poor ...