Located on the edge of the escarpment overlooking the plains of the south-western Serengeti National Park, home too many thousands of wild and rare animals, Serengeti Sopa Lodge lies within an area of out-standing natural beauty, an oasis of cool relaxation from the equatorial sun.
The lodge allows its guests to experience magnificent sights and enjoy interaction with the land and animals difficult to find elsewhere, whilst at the same time enjoying the highest level of cuisine and hospitality.
Features of the lodge
Unlike most other safari lodges throughout East Africa, the main building does not have a traditionally African thatched roof. It has instead a flat roof which we often use for cocktail, sun downer and private parties.
However, when you step down from these lofty heights into the sudden coolness of the reception lobby and move on, you will find stairs and ramps which either take you down to the dining room, with its outdoor terrace and simply delicious and sumptuous meals that are to die for, or across to the conference room before descending further to the ground floor.
Airy and spacious, the walls painted with rich earth colors reflecting the tones of the surrounding area.
Furnished with large comfortable chairs made out of driftwood, huge cushions and colourful throw pillows, the low ceiling has wooden beams across and the pillars holding it are shaped like huge pots stacked together. Beautiful metallic wall lamps with soft lighting complete the overall, warm and intimate effect.
69 standard rooms, all with 2 queen size beds, carpeted, and tastefully furnished with local fabrics and pictures. One entering the room is a lounge with a mini bar.
In the front is a veranda with 2 comfortable chairs and coffee table, with glass windows facing the vast Serengeti plains which extend as far as the naked eye can see.
1 of these rooms are suitable for the physically handicapped. 4 very spacious double storey suites, with a lounge area on the ground floor where one can dine, sit out on the balcony facing the Serengeti Plains.
Upstairs is the bedroom with a king size bed on a raised wooden platform, and on one side a bathtub facing the plains. There is an outside open shower as well.
The interior of the suites are painted with the same colors as the main building, terracotta, mustard and blue, which is incorporated in the fabrics.
A veranda extends from the room facing the plains, ideal for relaxing and watching the spectacular Serengeti sunset.
An open dining area, spacious, airy and lots of light emanating from the floor to ceiling windows., this allows a magnificent view of the plains as well, the furniture is wrought iron chairs and wooden tops, all artistically done.
The walls are painted in a mud red colour with window like spaces holding art-facts found in the region. Behind the buffet area is a shimmering blue placement, like a glass mosaic, adding on to the theme.
The Bar is set in a corner with a view of the Serengeti plains, the bar area is strategically placed with an uninterrupted view, and has a terrace for seating with comfortable chairs.