Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge
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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 …
A lie in today. An 8am boat trip on Lake Naivasha and we are treated to a school of swimming hippos. Not as big as their Mara equivalents, but impressive nevertheless. We cruise slowly around the lake, inhaling the petrol fumes and enjoying the plethora of feathered wildlife. Giant kingfishers, malachite kingfishers, pelicans and an African fish …
A relaxing day is ahead of us at Lake Naivasha. We arrive at Naivasha Sopa Lodge, passing the red rose plantation (suppliers to Tesco in the UK). We are immediately impressed with the grandeur of the hotel. Not so much with the vervet monkeys that can scratch and kill you though. They infect you with Marburg disease and you die within hours. …
... sharp the horns were, and if it was possible to penetrate the
van. Paul, our guide, was always ready with the accelerator, reassuring us that everything was okay, that hes been doing this for 20 years, but after that experience, many of us were still shocked.
After three hours or so we were done with safari, all of us still alive and well, thank God. To think next weekend we are scheduled for the Massa Mara safari, we’ll see how that turns
out. We stopped by the ...
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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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