Masai Mara Sopa Lodge
Accommodation
The lodge has fifty guest cottages divided into two wings to either side of the main public areas. Each of these house two spacious guest rooms with queen and king size beds; mosquito nets; electronic safes; dressing tables; en-suite bathrooms and sheltered verandas that all have views over the gardens and the game reserve beyond.
Six of the cottages each contain two suites with larger bedrooms and bathrooms, and both indoor and outdoor seating areas.
In addition to all of the above, the honeymoon suite has an extremely large, luxuriously appointed bedroom with a king size bed; dressing table and indoor seating area. Its lavishly appointed bathroom contains both a shower and a sunken bath; and its sheltered veranda offers some of the most magnificent views available over the African landscapes below.
Overview
The Lodge
Located high on the slopes of the Oloolaimutia Hills, Masai Mara Sopa Lodge was one of the first safari lodges to be built in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, a reason why its gardens and trees are so lush and mature. All the buildings follow the design of traditional African round houses with conical roofs, and these stretch along the line of the hills with the impressively large public area buildings and the swimming pool at their centre.
Masai Mara Sopa Lodge is 250kms from Nairobi (4 hrs), 105kms from Narok (2 hrs), and 220kms from Naivasha (4 hrs).
Facilities and Services:
Swimming Pool
Adjoining Rooms
Telephone at Reception
Traditional Dances
Handicraft Market
Children's Menu
Turndown Service
Balloon Safaris
Flying Safaris
Bird Watching
Honeymoon Suite
Outdoor Dining
Gift Shop
Special Diets
Baby Sitting
Hairdryers
Sundowners
Board games
Mosquito Nets
Laundry
Conferences
Nature Walks
Weddings
Dining & Wining
The warm ambience of the Jumbo Bar with its free form, cowrie shell and bead embedded counter; its back-lit alcoholic offerings; and its overly comfortable bar chairs make it the perfect place to share an evening with family or friends both before and after dinner.
The Swimming Pool Bar beneath the dining room is sheltered by an overhead garden, and its extremely entertaining barman will provide you with your every need. And below the swimming pool, the Ol Murrani Bar is a stand-alone structure with an adjacent open air camp fire area. The bar itself has an incredibly warm ambience; a sports-dedicated television; and a pool table. It also has a huge outdoor, timber deck from where you can view Hyenas, Mongooses and Honey badgers when they come to feast on the meat we put out for them every night.
Like the lounge, the circular dining room has a centrally located fireplace with an extremely high chimney. Its walls are painted with pastel colours to match those of the simply exquisite, natural-stone framed paintings of everyday Maasai life, and its separated, generously sized buffet tables offer garden fresh salads; succulent main courses; live cooking areas; an extravagant choice of desserts; and a wide selection of cheeses.
The dining room also has an outdoor timber deck should you wish to enjoy your meal beneath umbrella-shaded tables. It is here that, every other evening, we provide our guests with an Africa night food extravaganza which incorporates the best of traditional African food which our executive chef fuses with whatever he thinks best in order to fully satisfy your appetite.
Weddings & Special Events
Masai Mara Sopa Lodge is the ideal setting for wedding ceremonies. Our wedding packages are tailored for intimate events by way of not only the honeymoon suite, but also by way of just how well we can organize something extremely special for you, be it by way of a flower bedecked hot air balloon; a ceremony amongst the huge fig trees which line the Mara River; or even a more open air event during which both wild animals and the landscapes beyond form the backdrops for your wedding photographer.
Meetings
The lodge's meeting and event venue can accommodate 18 to 90 pax. Well located from the main building, the Baraza room can cater for social functions and corporate entertaining.
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