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C14, Keekorok, Oloolaimutia valley (Masai Mara Reserve) | Oloolaimutia Gate, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2007
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2007

Yes the rooms are a bit tired but overall it's a very good lodge. I did't hear any noise in my bedroom, wich was quite spacious, with big bathroom and really hot water. Room was very clean, did't see any insect at all. Beds have mosquito netts and rooms ar sprayed while you are having dinner. Masai dance in the... More

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Isle of Man
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2007

This was the first lodge we stayed in on Safari and after reading some of the other reviews we were pleasantly surprised. The rooms were clean, large with comfortable beds and a good shower room. Maybe the room decor was a bit tired but come on guys you are on Safari and miles from anywhere, what do you honestly expect.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2007

We arrived here to an overbooking situation which was made worse as the manager even refused to let us have lunch despite having travelled all the way there and its was his overbooking problem not ours. Then finally we got a substandard smelly room with bad cold food from the left over lunch buffet. The evening was a nightmare as... More

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Heerlen, The Netherlands
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2007

This was our first lodge on the safari. The staff were helpful, te rooms were clean, the food was good. I didn´t use the swimming pool because of the weather.

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Gloucestershire, UK
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225 helpful votes 225 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2007

We booked a 5 night safari (Thomson’s “Kenya Classic A”) starting in Nairobi and moving on to Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru & Amboseli. After reading various reviews of all the safari lodges, I was still a little confused as to what to expect. So before putting my comments down about individual lodges, I would like to summarise a few things... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2007

This was the first hotel we stayed at on our safari and also the first of the 3 Sopa lodges that we stayed at in Kenya. The rooms are not particularly modern, but were large and well looked after, if a little dark. The electricity and hot water are only on at certain times of the day but these times... More

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Wales UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2007

Stayed here for 2 nights at the end of our safari. Yes, it is a little more basic than the other sopa lodges we stayed in (esp Naivasha) but still exceeded any expectations I had before the holiday of a safari lodge. Its also in the best location of all the lodges we stayed in, just inside the wonderful Massai... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2007

Please ignore any bad reviews about this hotel, really it is fine. Actually I would say it was very good. Alright it might no be as good as the other Sopa lodges you will stay in (at Amboseli) but it was still great. My sister and I stayed at the Mara Sopa Lodge for 2 night as part of the... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2007

During our week on Kenya safari we stayed at four places, and this Lodge was the worst. It may have subjectively suffered from our spending the previous night at a five-star hotel (4* quality, really), but the evaluation carries even with hindsight and in comparison with the subsequent Sopa on our trip (Amboseli). This place shows wear&tear; electricity generated locally... More

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Also Known As:
Mara Sopa Hotel
Mara Sopa Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
Mara Sopa Lodge Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve
Address: C14, Keekorok, Oloolaimutia valley (Masai Mara Reserve) | Oloolaimutia Gate, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Maasai Mara National Reserve
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Ranked #73 of 109 Specialty lodging in Maasai Mara National Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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