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Mara Sopa Lodge

C14, Keekorok, Oloolaimutia valley | Oloolaimutia Gate, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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Mumbai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2010

I am writing this review 2 yrs after my stay, as we are recommending this lodge to a lot of people and getting a positive feedback; so pl excuse me for putting the wrong dates of my stay which was 9-11 Aug 2008 (there was no option to put 2008)... The rooms (bandas) were the largest one can have in... More 

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2010

We stayed at this lodge as part of a Virgin all inclusive package holiday and it not only met our expectations but exceeded them. It’s exactly what you want from Africa, nestled amongst the trees in the Mara it looks and felt like part of the landscape. The driver checked us in whilst the smiling staff offered us towels and... More 

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Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2010

Began our safari here and were concerned as the food was very poor and we had 7 nights planned in Sopa lodges. Fortunately, the food at Sopa Serengeti and Sopa Ngorongoro was much better. The lodge itself is fine, its more of a management issue. There's limited hours for electricity and hot water. There's no internet. I don't expect much... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2010

Mixed bag with this one. You are inside the Masai Mara reserve, but only just - so whilst it's only a short drive to see the wildlife, there are other lodges further into the reserve and it's a full day drive (there and back) to see e.g. the Mara river crossings during the migrations and if you stay near to... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2010

We stayed at the Mara Sopa for 2 nights in July 2010. The first thing that strikes you is the architecture and the location. The driver will probably point out the conical brown roofs peeking out among the lush greenery of the hillside. And you are sure to catch some dik-diks and guinea fowl enroute to the lodge, which is... More 

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Oakland, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2010

The Mara Sopa Lodge is perfectly situated minutes from the entrance to the park. This made it extremely easy for the early morning and evening game drives. The food was good and the staff was very friendly and hospitable. At night, they have security officers patrolling the guest room paths and escorting you if needed. As two women traveling alone,... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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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 

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India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 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 

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Bucharest
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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 

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Hasselt, Belgium
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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 

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