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 …
... of the safari, where we looked around to see
many beautiful crafty things to bring back home. I picked up 2 bowls hand
crafted with animals and 4 bracelets, which the owner was willing to sell all
together for $160.00 DOLLARS! I thought that was simply too much, and way out
of my budget, so I removed the bigger bowl from my bag, to see how much the
price would drop. It did, but I still found it expensive at $100. I began to
work my bargain skills and told him ...
... backyard which has a beautiful view of the valley below. She is married to an orthopedic surgeon who works at the C.U.R.E. hospital right next to Kijabe Hospital. They have an adorable 18-month old little girl who woke up from her nap as we were on the back patio having tea. Her first words to us were, “Monkey? Monkey gone?” Funny, there was a monkey there just a minute ago, but he’s gone. As we chatted she busied herself with picking ...
... me when one of the admissions died before getting up to the floor. I’m just glad the calls are over! Rounding went fine this morning and Anna volunteered to watch the ward the rest of the day for me, so I was able to get some rest in the afternoon.
Four more days and I get to head home to my adorable little dog, comfortable house, and non-disease carrying mosquitos. I feel like doing some spring yard work will be therapeutic. I’m ...