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Serengeti Sopa Lodge

Serengeti National Park, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Serengeti Sopa Lodge
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chennai (Madras), India
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is an uninspiring staging post for a safari. The building is ageing and tired and there are several small defects in the rooms, including plumbing issues in the bathrooms. We had to repeatedly ask for fans to be provided in the rooms - which they finally did. This could be a standard, default procedure in the hot season... More 

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CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First impressions: As we were driving through the Serengeti on our way to the lodge, I saw an old, dilapidated building in the far distance, and I asked my guide what it was. I was expecting him to tell me it was an abandoned factory. Imagine my shock when he said, that's the SOPA lodge. I stayed at 3 SOPA... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food. Beautiful park. Saw cheetahs, leopards, lions, African dogs, and zebra and buffalo of course. It's such a flat place. Africa is so pretty and peaceful. What's not to like about it? I got very close to a marabou stork. We had breakfast outside twice. Very scary and great at the same time. A must go. The monkeys run... More 

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Stockholm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a big lodge located on a hill top in the middle of Serengeti, where we only stayed one night. We arrived quite late so we had not much time to use the various facilities. When we arrived we were greeted with hot towels to refresh us after a long and dusty ride through Serengeti. Before dinner we sat... More 

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Granger, IN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Serengeti Sopa is set in the middle of the serengeti with sweeping views across the plains. You can usually spot a couple of giraffe or impala close to the lodge, as well as larger herds in the distance. It had the best wifi of any place we stayed. Hot water on demand, almost round the clock electricity, and a... More 

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Ashington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Just returned from a four stop safari in Tanzania, Spent six nights in three Sopa lodges. For where these places are, they offer an outstanding experience. Very close to nature and had everything that you needed for each stay. Surprised by some of the comments. You are in the middle of a very remote part of Africa. Not too sure... More 

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Old Hickory, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We spent two nights here during our safari and found the hotel very comfortable and the restaurant very good. Our group had tables on a balcony overlooking a vast plain with mountains in the distance. After our hot, dusty day in the safari vehicle it was great to come back to such a lovely hotel. Hot water is limited to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

First- if you're in the Serengeti, I assume you have brought along fabulous binoculars. If so- you can likely see warthogs, secretary birds, and wildebeests in the distance. Amazing. Second- if you're like me, you might think that eating some trail mix on your porch would be a good idea. It's not. There are Vervet Monkies around and they are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We stayed at sopa for three night while in Safari. Staff were awesome and welcoming. Food was very good. Monkey's also liked to be apart of the welcoming committee. Free wifi at the bar area. Nice pool with an amazing view.

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Tegelen, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Our expectations were high because we came directly from the Ngorongoro sopa lodge which we liked very much. The view is spectacular and the rooms are spacious. Service is very kind (seems to be standard in Tanzania). However, the quality of the bed and the finesse of the food was below our expectations. Would try another lodge in Serengeti.

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