9 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"Nice to have rhinos running nearby the lodge. You have to call the reception for someone who picks you up to bring you to the breakfast room. The room is clean and sanitary was very new."
- Travel date: 26th July 2007
Roads From Hell
"All the Sopa Lodges in Kenya have a reasonable standard of accomodation with good food, helful and friendly staff. The Kenyan Government do not deserve any tourism to there country. The roads are the roads from hell, 10hrs to travel 300kms over roads only ever suited for off road 4wds and then at speeds of 5kms per hr. These roads are used by normal 2wd cars and vans. The van the tour co used was a toyota 2wd 9 person van. After every safari the vans suspension has to be replaced or repaired. The park entry fees vary from $30 to $50 USD for every person per day. The government of Kenya are raping the tourists and are not putting any thing back into the parks and roads. I am told by local people, that the government officals are corrupt. The animal life in the parks is very good, and in good numbers. Only just makes up for the endurance test in getting there."
- Travel date: 30th April 2007
"Stayed here for 2 nights as part of our safari By far the most luxurious lodge we stayed in, absolutely gorgeous with lovely rooms, a lovely restaurant and bar and a really nice pool area that unfortunately we did not have time to use. The lake boat trip was excellent and watch out for the hippo that grazes in the grounds of the lodge!"
- Travel date: 25th April 2007
A Lovely Getaway
"Being residents we would definately recommend this place. it is ideal place for a honeymoon. the rooms are bigger than any other place we have stayed at. Staff are really friendly and the food is amazing. What to watch out for are the Monkeys and the Hippos. The walk to Lake is really nice and if lucky you might get to see a hippo close up. if your staying for 2 days a trip to the near by Hell Gates is definately worthwhile."
- Travel date: 12th March 2007
Not everyday you bump into a hippo after dinner!
"Fantastic lodge! Loved every minute there. The rooms are spacious with the ground floor of each one being a twin with two comfy double beds and a small lounge opening up onto the grounds and the upper floor being a double with balcony. Whilst we didn't have time to explore or make use of the facilities we did make it down to the lake on our first evening to see a hippo preparing to emerge from the lake to make it's way on to the lodge grounds for the evening grazing session! Quite a sight with an informative guard on hand to tell us all about the hippos and of course to tell us when and where to run to if needs be! The food was good for a buffet with a wide variety. You need to be escorted to and from you rooms after 7pm as after dark the hippos start to move from the lake to the grounds. Don't let this put you off though - it's quite something to quietly sneak past a hippo grazing outside a room or in the car park! There is also an opportunity to venture out onto the lake to get a bit closer to the 1000 hippos that live there. Something not to be missed - the guides know what they're doing and get close enough but not too close! It's also within easy travelling distance of Lake Nakura National Park which is excellent for spotting rhino and is home to thousands of flamingo. All in all, a fantastic 2 nights."
- Travel date: 6th February 2007
lake naivashe sopa lodge. lovely place !!
"had a two night stay and it was brilliant, didnt see any hippos around the lodge at night but the boat trip made up for that. its a very new modern lodge and i cant complain about a thing, its was in all an excellent stay, the staff are more than helpfull. the food very nice indeed although i got a bit fed up with the same thing all holiday, needed a kfc haha, brill time, so if you go,enjoy"
- Travel date: 9th January 2007
"Fantastic Place. Lovely rooms and Hippos and Waterbucks outside in the evenings. Make sure you take a trip on the Lake, it's breathtaking and full of wild and bird life."
- Travel date: 8th October 2006
Loved the Hippos!!
"We stayed for 2 nights in this hotel, but both wished it could haved been for longer. The rooms were brilliant with a large comfortable bed, and great views for watching the hippos grazing at night. Don't miss the boat ride out onto the lake - the bird life is wonderful, and are the hippos at close range. We were accompanied by a very knowledgable driver/guide who made the trip all the more interesting. The food here was excellent, with plenty of choice for all tastes, and the bar a lovely place to chat about the day's sights. We will definately return here, hopefully in the not too distant future."
- Travel date: 14th August 2006
So Out of Africa!
"This is a wonderful old lodge that is under new management. The lake is a short walk away and boat rides can be arranged for few hundred shillings. This resort is popular with people from Nairobi who come out for the cool, clean air. The restaurant menu is Indian with the best curry and chapatis I had in Kenya. The bungalows have comfy sofas for watching the monkeys play in the yellow acacia shaded grounds. The baths are enormous with a great sunken tub. At night hippos come up form the lake to graze on the grounds, which is why you need an escort after dark."
- Travel date: 7th July 2006
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