Amboseli Sopa Lodge - Amboseli National Park.
The Lodge is 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.
Different species of birds build their nests while monkeys with babies clinging under their bellies and squirrels dart through the gardens.
250 kms from Nairobi, approximately 4 hours drive on tarmac and murram all weather road. 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 with colourful Masai paraphernalia sketches, and the bottom of this are beautiful green plants.
The light fixtures are long and round calabashes, cleverly put together giving a warm lighting effect in the evenings.
On one side of the wall are long, thin wrought iron Masai figures. To carry on the theme, silver spear heads are hanging from the roof.
Large comfortable seats complete the décor.
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.
A walkway over a fish pond, from the lobby, extending from the lobby, leads to the Kibo restaurant and Mawenzi bar.
83 rooms in total
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.
Ammenities & Services:
* Gift shop
* Swimming pool
* Children’s pool
* Evening turn down service
* Baby sitting
* Masai market
* Balloon safaris
* Nature walks
* Car wash
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 like 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.
Bush breakfast with champagne
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, and the mountain as a back drop
Sopa is the ideal setting for small wedding ceremonies. Wedding packages are tailored for intimate events.