We stayed for two nights. We travelled from Nakuru, via Marok, and the last 80 km were on a dirt track through Masai villages. It felt like we were driving to the ends of the earth. Just when we thought we couldn't take any more bumps in our safari van, our driver turned into a steep driveway and there we were in the most pretty, rustic lodge. Our room was in a cottage not far from the pool - it was huge and beautifully decorated, with a porch out front. It was chilly the first evening and we retired to the lounge/bar to sit in front of a roaring fire under the huge round thatched roof, from where we watched bushbabies being fed fruit. The music was African and the service very friendly and efficient. Meals were served in the huge dining room buffet style - you were shown to your table and you then sat here for each meal. In the windows you could see young monkeys peering in hoping to get fed. There was lots to choose from to suit every taste - and it was all delicious. Our second evening was much warmer and I got a dip in the pool, which is not heated, much as I prefer it. We would have happily stayed here a 3rd or 4th night as it was so relaxing after going out on safari during the day. Our tour guide Alice recommended this hotel and we would happily come back for another visit. The rustic atmosphere and simple friendly service made us feel very welcome.
- Also Known As:
- Mara Sopa Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
- Mara Sopa Lodge Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve