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Mara Sopa Lodge

C14, Keekorok, Oloolaimutia valley | Oloolaimutia Gate, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've booked the lodge through Bonfire and was expecting a 5 star lodge. I must say the personal was very friendly and they try hard, but in my view the following was not up to standard: * the gardens around the hotel are very untidy and need maintenance * the rooms are overgrown with bush witch mean you can't enjoy... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mara Sopa lodge is just outside the gates of the Masai Mara. We booked it as part of a 3 not that safari with natural world Kenya safaris. The staff were great. Very friendly. Was quiet as its low season and we loved this. Coming back in the evening to the big fireplace and a nice tea/coffee was great. They... More 

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Mombasa, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We took five clients to this lodge with our company Continental Tours and Safaris (Continental Tours and Travel Co. Ltd) to this superb lodge.Masai Mara Sopa Lodge is set in the Oloolaimutia Valley on the Eastern boundary of the Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya, 2km from the Oloolaimutia Gate. The accent here is on the indigenous Masai people and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The Mara Sopa Lodge provides excellent service, spacious adobe style rooms and a genuine safari style experience with a large conical lounge and bar space, wide veranda overlooking the swimming pool and the valley below. Meals are generous with five courses, and selections of two main courses and desserts. A Maasai dance was included. The sale of souvenirs at the... More 

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Saint Louis, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you find it hard to choose between all the options available for safari, rely on Mara Sopa to satisfy. Attention to every detail and attentive, friendly staff. Worth the price. It's easy to forget where you actually are once you enter the gates of Sopa Lodge. I agree with all the previous superlative reviews except the one describing mediocre... More 

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West Sussex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Located at the end of an extremely bumpy track, what a wonderful delight this place turned out to be! We were greeted with a refreshing drink and a damp flannel to remove the dust from our road trip from Nairobi. The staff were attentive and charming. The rooms were huge, with extensive mosquito netting, floor to ceiling and velcroed at... More 

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Udaipur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Though this is bit pricy but worth spending that money. Rooms are large in size with very comfortable beds and nicely done room. Staff is great, always smiling and ready to help. Food is very nicely served and very delicious. having well stocked bar and good view of swimming pool and park from the bar. I Have not seen other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Was my third venue, room and food not as good as other sopa lodges but the location is amazing, baboons around the lodge and the sound of hyenas at night chilling! Safari trips here are the best of all, seeing two leopards in one trip'

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

After having seem a few reviews online regarding this hotel. I was a little sceptical! Once we arrived all scepticism was removed. Sopa Lodge has been renovated! We had a fantastic stay here, great rooms with good storage, space, security, mosquito nets and fantastic showers! The beds are also incredibly comfortable. The hotels lounge area feels like being at a... More 

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United States
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18 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I was traveling with two others and all three of us came down with stomach problems during our time here. In my case, it was relatively serious and lasted a full week, having a meaningful impact on my vacation. I certainly can't say for sure that it was due to the food here, but since it seemed like a food-related... More 

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