We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
You added Mara Sopa Lodge to your Saves list
C14, Keekorok, Oloolaimutia valley (Masai Mara Reserve) | Oloolaimutia Gate, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Hotel amenities
Mara Sopa Lodge
We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Maasai Mara National Reserve
Check In Check Out
Write a Review

424 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (70)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
There are newer reviews for Mara Sopa Lodge
See the most recent reviews
Helsinki, Finland
Top Contributor
163 reviews 163 reviews
141 hotel reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2010

The Sopa Lodge is a good place to tour the Masai Mara. The lodge are is well kept and the rooms located in two-room huts. Rooms were nice and clean. The common areas were nice. My worst complaint is the non-existing sound isolation between rooms. Luckily I had discovered the problem in Tripadviser reviews before the trip so I was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
17 reviews 17 reviews
17 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2010

Quite a decent place. Staff is decent. Not overly helpful, but OK. The front desk staff is lax at times, like when they made us lose time fetching the luggage from the rooms, even though they had been notified 45 mins before. We had to make repeated requests to them before we got our luggage. Food is OK'ish. The restaurant... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2010

We've been there as a last 2 nights on a safari trip. Great place, wonderful people, absolutely kind and friendly. Is true there is a water and electricity schedule, but everyone can undersatnd there is Africa, midle of savana. I would recomend the safari to everybody. If go there with Thomas Cook/ Neckermann, ask to have as guide/ driver Gilbert... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hasselt, Belgium
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
52 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2010

The Mara Sopa lodge was our place to rest for 2 nights during a week of safari. We found this a great place to be: beautiful environment, great restaurant, bar with regular Masai shows, the rooms are large and clean. It's true, you don't have electricity 24h/day... but I really don't undrestand why this would bother anyone. The lodge is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Adelaide, South Australia
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2009

Two nights in the Mara Sopa Lodge was not enough! We were on safari with Pollmans Tours and the Masai Mara was the first park on our tour. The lodge itself is beautifully positioned with great views across the valley and extremely close to the park entrance. The Masai plains are a very short drive away! The rooms all have... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2009

I loved this hotel. The king size bed was incredible. The food was also amazing with perch from the nile, and lamb with mint sauce. We loved the fire at night, and excitedly watched the hyena feeding (where we also seen an angry moongoose and a gold bat) All in all a great place, and would have loved to have... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2009

We stayed at the Mara Sopa for 3 nights October 2009. We'd already had 1 week of safari in various locations and this was the biggest lodge we'd stayed in, so maybe this has influenced our experience at the Mara Sopa a bit. The lodge is comfortable with big rooms and bathrooms, with two separate accommodations sharing one cottage. As... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
39 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2009

The lodge is lovely, with a spectacular bar area with a log fire in the evenings and an equally impressive dining room, decorated with Masai paintings on the walls. The rooms were round huts split into two rooms. They looked great, were a good size and the bathroom was nice with a good shower. It’s worth noting that electricity and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2009

Had the opportunity to stay at this resort in September 2009 for two nights. A big shout out to Josephatt, the deputy manager, who made the stay truly special. Free room upgrades, complimentary drinks and wine and of course spending the evenings with us (along with a Masai naturalist). I had planned to come back to some posh open tented... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Champaign, Illinois
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
25 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2009

Good service, decent food, and nice rooms. Although really, the thing that matters on a trip to the Mara is your guide. But this is definitely a nice place to stay. They have a "wild hyena feeding" once a night, which is kind of interesting but also a little odd. A domestic cat stole some fo the food from the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Mara Sopa Lodge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Mara Sopa Lodge

Address: C14, Keekorok, Oloolaimutia valley (Masai Mara Reserve) | Oloolaimutia Gate, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Maasai Mara National Reserve
Number of rooms: 90
Also Known As:
Mara Sopa Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
Mara Sopa Lodge Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve

374 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (373)
Room/suite (61)
Pool/beach area (35)
Hotel & grounds (98)
View from room (15)
Dining (27)
Family/play areas (9)
Bathroom (13)
Business center/function rooms (1)
Other (114)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (1)
Other (1)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay