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Access road next to the Sopa

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Access road next to the Sopa

I have heard the access road next to Sopa is now for outbound traffic (coming out of the crater) only and if staying at Sopa, it is a decent drive to the other side of the rim to get to the other road near the Serena for the descent. If this is true I would think given the choice the Serena would be the place to stay (at least amongst the two) as the primary attraction of the Sopa is the fairly uncrowded access road.

Can anyone confirm this?

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1. Re: Access road next to the Sopa

Over the years, on various visits to the Crater floor,, there have been times when only one road was used for descent, the other for ascent. Sometimes, they've used only one road for both as the road not being used was under repair (grading).

While if the Sopa road is always open is the benefit for stay at Sopa, TIA (this is Africa), one never knows for certain.

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