Samburu Sopa Lodge is located inside the Samburu National Reserve. Samburu Sopa lodge is built atop high ground in the reserve. This allows panaromic views of the vastness of Samburu shrub land and the hills beyond.
Samburu Sopa Lodge
This safari lodge in Samburu is built to reflect the architectural heritage of the local communities. The local populace makes up the majority of the work force at this lodge. Samburu Sopa lodge has fifteen cottages in total. Each cottage comes with two bedrooms and are built in an arch formation. This is on either side of the public areas to surround the waterhole. They however leave a wide gap to allow the animals’ free movement to the water.
Accommodation at Samburu Sopa Lodge
Samburu Sopa guest cottages follow the exterior design of the locals. This is the centuries-old traditional Samburu housing. The similarity does not just stop there. The Cottage structures have much higher ceilings larger windows and much more floor space.
The rooms come with en suite bathrooms. All well-spaced cottages have two guest rooms. The rooms are airy and comfortable and tastefully furnished. Each comes with two queen size beds and a large dressing table. There is a lavishly appointed bathroom and an open air veranda which overlooks the waterhole. The two guest rooms closest to the reception area provide for the physically challenged. They are specifically meant for those on disabled safari in Kenya to Samburu.
Facilities at Samburu Sopa Lodge
Reception and Lounge Areas
They come with coolness beneath the high ceiling of the circular, grass thatched reception area. There is an adjacent boutique which is a welcome respite from the outdoor heat of the equatorial sun. The earthen colors and traditional Samburu decorations blend in perfectly with its surroundings. Like all the public areas in the main building, there are no windows. This allows for cooling breezes flow freely through the large, amorphous spaces in the walls.
The lounge also has an extremely high ceiling. However, this spacious, comfortably furnished area has no front or side walls. This is with the exception of a low, non-invasive safety barrier. As soon as you walk in from the reception, you feel like you are standing on top of the world. This is as you come face to face with one of the most stunning, panoramic views of Africa. Once you have taken a deep breath and recovered from that, you might just notice the nearby waterhole. It comes with its regular animal or avian visitor’s right in front of you.
What a pleasure in this arid, semi-desert region with its dry heat and low humidity. The Swimming pool at Samburu Sopa Lodge is tiled with various shades of blue mosaic tiles. It is surrounded by a local flat stone sunbathing area. It is a large free form pool with its adjoining children’s pool, outdoor shower, and sunken bar. There are also views over the waterhole. These provide you with the perfect solution when you want to be outdoors but keep cool at the same time in Samburu.