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Mara Sopa Lodge

C14, Keekorok, Oloolaimutia valley | Oloolaimutia Gate, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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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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Adelaide, South Australia
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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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 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 

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Europe
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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 

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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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 

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Mumbai
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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 

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Champaign, Illinois
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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 

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Portland Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2009

I agree with the positive reviews here. Need to emphasize the amazing staff at this lodge. Just one example: when we ran into a tough problem, Josephat, the night manager left his supper to solve it instantly. This was typical of every staff member. Highest recommendation!

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mansfield england
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33 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2009

Couldn't have asked for a better lodge. The food was excellent with a wide variety to suit every taste. The staff are attentive. Being inside the Masai mara only 5 minutes to see the wild animals. We manged 4 of the big 5 on the first safari. A marvellous start to our holiday

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