Masai Mara Sopa Lodge:
Located on the slopes of Oloongams Hills, it is one of the first lodges to be built in the Masai Mara Game Reserve. Guests are drawn to this lodge built in an ethnic design, surrounded by a rich landscape, covered in fauna, from huge desert cacti to sweet smelling jasmine flowers, all within the fabled Masai Mara game reserve.
240 kms from Nairobi, approximately 5 hours on tarmac and all weather murram road, situated outside the park. Flying is one hour to the nearest airstrip which is 30 minutes drive to the lodge.
Airy and spacious, it is decorated in with the red coloured walls synonymous with the Masai. An effect of beads painted in bright colours is very prominent. In the centre is a huge table with slabs of stone found in the area. Light fixtures are calabashes arranged in a tasteful manner, hanging from a high thatched roof. The walls are adorned with Masai artifacts, muriel's and woven batiks.
Down a few steps, the walls hanging with woven batiks, is the lobby, round with a high thatched roof. Right in the centre is a fire place, a bar on one side and comfortable seats all around for lounging. The walls have paintings of animals fond in the region.
Glass doors open out to a verandah facing the swimming pool and a beautiful garden, with sweet smelling jasmine plants creeping along the walls, giving a beautiful fragrant in the evenings when the flowers open.
50 traditional round buildings with thatched roofs, each with 2 rooms.
Situated right at the top of the property with an uninterrupted view of the Oloongama hills, this very spacious suite has a king size bed set on a platform. The bathroom has a sunken in bath and shower. A spacious verandah is in the front to watch the sunset or have privately served meals.
Ammenities & Services
* Resident naturalist
* Gift shop
* Swimming pool
* Evening turn down service
* Baby sitting
* Visit to Masai village
* Guided nature walks
* Bird watching
* Mountain climbing
* Walking safari
* Masai cultural talks
* Balloon safaris
* Foreign exchange
A round structure, the dining room has high ceiling, red painted walls adorned with paintings depicting the Masai going about their every day life. Some walls have framed beautiful beaded necklaces. In the centre is a huge fireplace, decorated at the top with life sized carvings of the Masai and shields, draped with check.
Bush breakfast with champagne
The venue is approximately 10 km from the lodge in a private area, with huge rocks at the top as a back drop.
Tents are erected with chairs and tables.
The buffet is set up on one side and the other, a bar.
At night, oil lamps are placed on the rocks and all over the area, a bon fire is lit in the centre, giving a beautiful romantic set up.
Toilets are set up at the back, covered by manyatta style erections.
Mock Masai attack can be set up to add on to the atmosphere.
African night + khanga
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.