Located inside the Samburu National Reserve in Northern Kenya, Samburu Sopa lodge is built atop high ground allowing panaromic views of the vastness of Samburu shrub land and the hills beyond.
The lodge is built to reflect the architectural heritage of the local communities whose sons and daughters make up the majority of the work force at the lodge. Fifteen cottages, each with two bedrooms are built in an arch formation on either side of the public areas to surround the waterhole but leaving a wide gap to allow the animals free movement to the water.
Samburu Sopa Lodge is tucked 325 Kilometers away from Nairobi at the Center of the Samburu National Park adjacent to the recently constructed Oryx Airstrip. The Samburu Sopa Lodge is only 60 Minutes away by flight and 6 Hours by road from Nairobi
Samburu Sopa lodge is built atop raised ground allowing panoramic views of distant Samburu hills to one side and El Ndonyo Keri (Samburu name for Mt. Kenya) on the other. Samburu Sopa lodge public areas are airy and spacious with views of the surrounding area.
The reception is decorated with local artifacts, and rich earth colors typical of the Samburu area have been well blended. Samburu Sopa lodge Lobby is the only one with a waterhole in Samburu which will allow animal viewing right in front of the lobby and can also be seen from bedroom verandahs especially during dry seasons.
Samburu Sopa lodge accommodations consist of thirty cottages forming buffalo horn pattern converge at the public facilities area, leaving the open end to free movement of the wildlife to access the waterhole. The architecture blends in with the area, to keep up with the style of the housing by the local Samburu people.
Each cottage has two tastefully appointed bedrooms, each with two queen size beds, shower and private verandah. Local material has been used in the construction, furnishings and interior decoration.
Samburu Sopa lodge high ceilings and space ensure that the rooms are airy and comfortable. Two rooms next to the reception and public areas are designed for the physically challenged. Samburu Sopa lodge Bar is located next to the lobby and has an uninterrupted view of the surrounding area.