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 …
... broken into before we got all of our stuff.
We all felt awful for Todd, but so thankful that it wasn't us, it was a big wake up call for all of us. We were the only ones in the camp so felt a bit safer than we probably were.
There was a security guide who was also a Maasai guy who at the time was dealing with a leopard that got into camp and was causing havoc.
Times like these when you realise what a crazy continent you are in.
As you can imagine ...
... traffic from the other direction heading for that bridge. Shoot cars are coming at us from everywhere as every driver greedily tries to jostle for his better position and blocking our progress. Charles decides if he drives at them and picks up a bit of speed they will get out of his way. He is more confident than me and Clare is still cheering. Well at a number of challenges I just close my eyes but we hit nothing and eventually after 1 hour delay we get back onto the highway, ...
... of it. The baboon was big and hairy, but it
kept itself distant, so we didn’t think it would approach us. The baboon began
to move, closer and closer, everyone began to panic. There was a couple from South
Africa with two young children at the cliff also, we were all trying to get
away. The baboon jumped into the car near us, grabbed some food, and then moved
away, distancing itself from us. Since we all saw how the baboon was able to
easily go into the ...