While in the park, we stayed at the Sopa Lodge. It was lovely; beautiful surroundings, welcoming staff, huge modern rooms over looking the plains, great food and a fun, but relaxing atmosphere. We unpacked, took some time to chill after being in the car all day and got acquainted with the lodge and the surrounding area before heading out for drinks and dinner.
The next morning, Cody and I woke early, headed down to breakfast and out to the patio after we ate. Just over the rock wall, was a hyena ready to greet us less than 50 meters away. It was so cool sitting out there as the sun rose, surrounded by chirping birds and wildlife. Each of the two mornings we were there, you could find us on the patio with our binoculars glued to our eyes. What a nice way to start the day!