The Sopa Samburu is located in this national park in Kenya, most popular for its incredible density of wildlife and stunning views. The cottages are built to resemble the homes of the local Samburu people, with private verandas from which one may observe animals at the waterhole. Dining is a range of cuisine featuring both local influences and international. Bush cuisines are also a favorite of guests. The cultural talks and nature walks provide great insight into the region, the people, and their customs.
The cottages form a buffalo horn pattern converge at the public facilities area, leaving the open free movement of the wildlife to access the waterhole. The architecture blends in with the area, to keep up with the style of the housing by the local Samburu people. Each cottage has two tastefully appointed bedrooms, each with two queen size beds, shower and private verandah. Local material has been used in the construction, furnishings and interior decoration. High ceilings and space ensure that the rooms are airy and comfortable. Two rooms next to the reception and public areas are designed for the physically challenged.
The Bar which is located next to the lobby has an uninterrupted view of the surrounding area. The dining room has a beautiful view and once again the same theme is carried through, including the furniture which is unusually carved, and the chairs have a cow horn shape on the back rest. Local stones and materials are tastefully displayed bringing nature into the lodge. Dining styles and themes include coastal buffet, African buffet, African night + khanga, Gala dinner, Bush breakfast, Bush breakfast with champagne, Bush lunch and Bush dinner/bbq.
Activities at the lodge include visits to Samburu village, guided nature walks, bird watching, Samburu cultural talks, swimming pool, and there is a gift shop.