Samburu Sopa Lodge, Samburu National Reserve
Samburu Sopa lodge, at the heart of Samburu national reserve is an ultimate luxuries accommodation with panoramic views of distance rolling hills to one side and Mount Kenya on the other. It is surrounded by plains and hills, home to a wide variety of wildlife including the rear species found in Samburu land.
It is the only lodge within Samburu national Reserve that has a waterhole, so after a hectic day of game drive out in the Samburu plains you can spend your lazy afternoon relaxing in the comfort of a lobby or bedroom verandas viewing various animals that visit the waterhole to quick their thirst under the hot sun.
As the tradition of Sopa group of properties, Samburu Sopa Lodge offer superb and affordable accommodation right in the art of Samburu National Reserve. It has 30 spacious cottages each designed with local materials in the construction and interior to blend into the area. Each cottage is split into two bedrooms, each with two queen size beds, shower and a private veranda. Physical challenged people also have a place for the in the lodge. The two houses next to the reception and public area are wheelchair-adapted.
Samburu Sopa lodge as a bar, dining room, reception and a lobby which are spacious with natural feel with local materials and artifacts, carved furnishings and a earth rich colors that speaks about the location of the lodge- Samburu area. These public areas have a magnificent view of the Samburu landscape and the adjacent waterhole.
With an international-styled menu and a wide variety of local dishes, you are fully covered in terms of stomach affairs. The dining area serves a buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. If going out for a game drive lunches can be taken as a picnic lunch.
Nothing bits the taste of an ice cold tusker with a company of other travelers as you share stories of the day insights, whilst looking out over the floodlit waterhole that attracts a wide range of animals.
Samburu national reserve can be very hot during the hot season but when at sopa lodge you don’t have to worry because you are fully covered. The swimming pool is your ideal place for cooling off during hot afternoons. There is also a gift shop
There is a long list of activities that you can do while at sopa lodge. Same of the activities include:
- Game Viewing at the lodge waterhole
- nature walks
- safari game drive
- cultural tour
How to get there
Samburu Sopa Lodge can be accessed by both air and road. There is an airstrip which is a few kilometers from the Lodge while for those who which to hit the road, Sambutu national Park which is located in Archers post is accessed through Nairobi- Moyale highway.