Hotel Review: Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort, Kenya

Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort is every bit a resort! Sprawling and sprawling and sprawling and spacious, it was a pity that we were stationed there for just one night. More so, because, it had its share of little wild animals like the zebras, giraffes, deers and the hippos. The standard instruction at the resort was that you cannot go out unescorted once dark, since there is every chance of bumping into a hippo or some other such wild nocturnal four-legged visitor. We certainly didn’t take any chances, but ensured that we explored the grounds in toto in the daytime.

It’s a cottage stay at the Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort  — cottages are lined up a little away from the main reception and restaurant. Beautiful-looking African huts, the conical roofs and stone walls of the cottages give them a very charming look. Two-floored, every cottage has 4 suites, with separate balconies and a large bedroom cum living room that looks out into the beautiful grounds.

Our’s was the suite in the ground floor, and we could spot giraffes and zebras and deers from even inside the room :-). Extremely well-maintained and close to the lake, the resort has it share of animals and birds as perhaps its permanent residents. The bio-diversity warms your heart and is so enriching for the wanderer cum explorer you —  we wished we could have been longer than our scheduled duration.

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Food at the Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort was lavish. We had lunch there, post our boat ride on Lake Naivasha. Famished, as we were, the restaurant had almost every meal under the sun – veggies, fish, meat, good desserts. Dinner too, had a very good spread, and they had bonfire too with good African live singing. Breakfast, again, was exhaustive with fruits, yoghurt, breads, live stations and oats and corns. No matter which part of the world you are from, they ensure that you have eaten well and have loved it too.

The one-night stay at the Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort was part of our complete Kenya tour package, and hence, can’t tell you the exact rates for the hotel.

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