Masai Mara Sopa 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 Features
Airy and spacious with an adjacent gift shop, the area – which incorporates a guest information desk – is decorated with warm earth colours and lit by an enormous, Afican calabash chandelier.
This is located down a few carpeted steps from the reception, and is also accessed via convenient points from both guest accommodation wings. The large, comfortably furnished circular area has a massive central fireplace whose chimney soars twenty metres up to the top of the thatched conical roof. The walls and their murals are painted with a pleasant fusion of earthen colours to create an extremely warm ambience, and the room has a well appointed bar set to one side of it. Two doors access the sheltered but outdoor veranda with its views over the swimming pool, the gardens, and the game reserve beyond, and this is linked to the outdoor dining room patio by a bridge. It is also here that we provide complimentary afternoon tea or coffee together with sandwiches and cakes before your last game drive of the day.
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.
Masai Mara Sopa Lodge 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.
Masai Mara Sopa Lodge Meetings & Incentives
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.
- Bush breakfast
- Bush breakfast with champagne
- Bush lunch
- Bush dinner
- Coastal buffet
- African buffet
- African night + khanga
- Gala dinner
Are arranged within the lodge grounds, and decorated according to the theme.
- Sundowner + bar snacks
- Sundowner + canapés
- Sundowner + canapés + 45 minutes open bar
The venue is an open area which has a magnificent view of the stunning sunset, and the mountain as a back drop
Masai Mara Sopa Lodge Facilities
- Adjoining Rooms
- Baby Sitting
- Balloon Safaris
- Bird Watching
- Board games
- Children’s Menu s
- Flying Safaris
- Outdoor Dining
- Gift Shop
- Special Diets
- Honeymoon Suite
- Mosquito Net
- Nature Walks
- Handicraft Market
- Telephone at Reception
- Traditional Dances
- Turndown Service
- Swimming Pool
Masai Mara Sopa Lodge Contact
Peponi Plaza, Peponi Road
P O Box 72630, 00200 Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: +254-20-3750235 / +254-20-3616000
+254 722 206 328 / 329
+254 733 610 060 / 065
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com