Thursday, 11 August 2016

Lake Naivasha 0.81° S, 36.39° E 6223 ft

Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort! This enchanted resort left us with some amazing memories so much so that it had to be mentioned before its neighboring " wild" residents. Set in 150 acres of grassland with acacia trees and shrubs, the lake side resort was an experience never to be forgotten. But let's look at  the reason we were there.

Lake Naivasha is a fresh water lake, its name derived from the Maasai word Nai'posha meaning " Rough water". Covering an area of 34000 acres and with swamps surrounding the water, the lake is home to many species. But the resort beats it all!

Getting back to the resort, imagine giraffes , Zebras , bush bucks. Not a big deal you say .What if they are residents of the grounds around the resort. Why not wake up in the morning to a  sight of a giraffe grazing outside your room. Is that a exciting enough or is being escorted by armed men more thrilling. Well, at the Sopa resort no one is allowed to venture out without armed escorts between 6.00 pm to 6.00 am.  They don't want the guests to startle any grazing hippos. Did you know that the lazy looking hippo feature in the world's most dangerous animals list. What a fun ride it is to get close to these guys and enjoy their sights on the boat ride on lake Naivasha. And that is what we did!

 A group of Hippos

 A gloomy day at lake Naivasha- Not much happened on the safari!

Giraffe on the island

The big mouth Hippo

Mommy Hippo with few days old baby


The giraffe outside our cottage

The wonderful Sopa lodge!

Walk along with waterbucks and zebras

Black and White colobus

August 2016
Lake Naivasha National Park Kenya
The Travel Connection: Armed escorts
Tip: Stay at Sopa

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