Samburu Sopa Lodge is built in a traditional Samburu style architecture, which is minimalist in nature. Yet that doesn't mean anything else about the place is minimalist. All rooms have en-suite showers, toilets and wash basins as well as a verandah where you can relax and enjoy superb views of the Matthew ranges, the swimming pool or the water hole. There are also facilities for disabled guests, a rare feature on safari and a feature to be applauded.
Built overlooking the wildlife-rich banks of the Ewaso Nyiro river within the ancestral lands of the Samburu, who are close relatives of the Masai. The lodges raised position affords it some of the best views in all of Samburu. The public areas are airy and spacious with views of the surrounding area. The reception is decorated with local artifacts, and rich earth colours typical of the Samburu area have been well blended. There is a swimming pool to cool you in the warm Samburu weather, and loungers, much needed after a long dusty safari. Game viewing activities include guided nature walks and drives. Rare wildlife species like the Beisia oryx, gerenuk and Grevy's zebra can be seen here in one of Keny's most famous wildlife areas.
The mighty buffalo inspired the architecture of this fine lodge. The thirty cottages are built to form a buffalo horn pattern and converge at the public facilities area, leaving the open end to free movement of the wildlife to access the waterhole. The dining room has a beautiful view and once again the same buffalo theme is carried through, including the furniture which is unusually carved, and the chairs have a cow horn shape on the back rest.
Please Note: We at Rhino Africa frown on leopard baiting and feeding and this lodge as well as some others in the Samburu area sometimes engage in this activity, if you, like us, feel this practice is inappropriate then contact us and we can find you alternative options with a policy more in line with our way of thinking.