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Mara Sopa Lodge

C14, Keekorok, Oloolaimutia valley | Oloolaimutia Gate, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015
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Vejle, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Mara Sopa Lodge is a very nice lodge with a great ambience. The food is good and plenty and the staff is friendly and helpsome. The area around Sopa has some very good wildlife. We saw both lions, cheetahs and elephants and many other animals in the areas. Even the black rhino was sighted within an hours drive from the... More 

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Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I read all the recent reviews of Sopa before departing. Sopa far exceeded expectations. It is well designed, beautiful property that is well maintained. Food was served from a menu for dinner and a hot/cold buffet for breakfast. Meat cuts were as described in the menu. Sauces and flavors were excellent, vegetables were steamed crisp and never overcooked. Drinks were... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Mara Sopa is a great and comfortable place when visiting the Mara on safari. The rooms are spacious and clean, the staff friendly and the food is excellent. Only 4 stars because I was really looking forward to spending some time in the pool, which was closed the entire time we were there.

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newcastle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Don't expect 5 star luxury hotel, it is a lodge in the middle of the Masai Mara. We loved it. Great character. As it's in the middle of MM there are limit / restrictions on things like- hot water/electricity. Which is to be expected when you're on Safari. The lodges are charming and within pretty gardened grounds with the view... More 

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Thika, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

having travelled here with my elderly parents ,my bro and i...we must admit and say wow!! This is what we needed after long driver from thika,and this was during the Narok demonstrations Nd riots where roads were closed and therefore All tourists heading to mara were interrupted,on arrival to Sopa Lodges,a warm welcome with a hot hotel that we desperately... More 

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Athens, Greece
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

If you go expecting a luxury hotel, you will be disappointed. I was there in 2000 and it struck me that very little has changed since then - if anything. The staff made us feel extremely welcome, the service was excellent and they bent over backwards to do everything to make us comfortable and relax. The actual rooms are OK... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

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 May 2, 2015

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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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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