The Sopa Lodge in Amboseli is seated near Mount Kilimanjaro, with a keen view of the mountain’s supreme heights and surrounding landscape. The 83 rooms are spacious and full of character, each constructed like private hut using local materials and fixtures. The dining room is decorated with authentic African carvings and vibrant, burning colors, with Pan African and continental cuisine served. One may pass the time observing the habits of the regional game or rummaging through the Maasai market, where proceeds are gathered for reinvesting into the indigenous community.
Nestled in 190 acres of wooded Masai land, the lodge sits on the foot hills of Africa’s highest mountain, Mt Kilimanjaro. Mature wooded gardens with a variety of trees and plants, from thorn trees and acacias, to fragrant frangipanis, colourful bougainvillea and giant cactus plants thrive in these surroundings. Flying from Nairobi is approximately 40 minutes, and an hour’s transfer time to the lodge.The reception desk is designed like the entrance into a Masai hut, and the wall behind is painted in bold brown strokes, and decorated with silver spear heads, and Masai beaded necklaces.The lobby is open, spacious and airy. It has a high ceiling, with glass painted and colourful Masai paraphernalia sketches.
The lodge offers 83 rooms in total.The 40 rooms with 2 queen size beds of which 6 of them have interconnecting doors, ideal for families and 24 rooms can be turned to triples on request.The 21 rooms with one king size bed, of which 2 rooms are suitable for the physically challenged, and 1 room is a honeymoon suite.The 22 rooms have one queen size bed.The 6 of the rooms have interconnecting doors ideal for families.The rooms are constructed as individual huts, and they are all spacious, with en-suite bathrooms and verandah.The interior is painted with cream walls and a contrasting ochre colour. Local materials like sisal, driftwood, Masai blanket fabric, canvas, wrought iron, are all used for furnishings, maintaining the African theme.Light fixtures include hurricane like lamps as bedside lamps.
Kibo restaurant named after the tallest peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro, is a round structure with a thatched papyrus covered roof and an exterior giving it a feel of an African hut, with the exterior walls plastered to look rough and painted earth red/mustard colour, giving it an African bush like ambiance.The glass windows and doors face the mountain and right in the centre is a fire place with bakuba fabrics extended and tied to the ceiling. The fireplace is decorated all around with carvings of wild life.The walls have wooden panels carved with African artwork and framed bakuba fabrics completing the décor.Light fixtures are calabashes hanging from the high ceiling cleverly hung with goat skin shade lamps.The whole restaurant is painted in mustard and contrasting terracotta colours, and opens out onto the terrace which is used for dining weather permitting ad this has an awesome view of the mountain, sitting majestically right in front of it.
On the left hand side is a Masai market, which is owned by the local community, and the proceeds help run their community. Besides the market, is a well stocked boutique (gift) shop stocked with varieties of African souvenirs.Amenities & Services include gift shop, swimming pool, children’s pool, and the Masai market.
(Nairobi, Amboseli, Naivasha, Masai Mara)
A value trip to some great sights in Kenya. Nairobi sightseeing: Amboseli and the view of Kilimanjaro: hippos of Naivasha: and finish with the best game viewing in the world at Masai Mara - in an exclusive tented camp!
(Nairobi, Amboseli, Tsavo, Mombasa)
Explore Amboseli in the shadow of Kilimanjaro, Kenya's largest game park Tsavo, relax on the white sand beaches of Mombasa. This value tour features your own expert guide and safari vehicle with pop-up roof.
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