Nestled in the famed foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, Amboseli Sopa Lodge is surrounded by 200 acres of private land. This is the part of Africa that in the 1930’s so inspired Ernest Hemingway, who wrote The Snows of Kilimanjaro and The Short, Happy Life of Francis Macomber while he was here. Amboseli National Park is 20 minutes drive from the lodge and provides guests with unforgettable game viewing and cultural experiences. The reserve is home to over 600 breeding species of birds, as well as the Maasai people, who are possibly the most recognised African tribe.
Amboseli Sopha Lodge is made up of 83 air-conditioned standard rooms that all have an African theme. Each room has a king or queen-size bed, en suite bathroom and private veranda that boasts the most breath taking views. Some of the rooms are interconnected, ideal for families travelling with children. Baby sitters and special meals can be arranged for children on request.
The lodge also has a private honeymoon suite, which is spacious and has a king-size bed and fireplace that separates the bedroom from the lounge. There is also a veranda that looks out to Mount Kilimanjaro in its full glory. The lodge also has two wheelchair friendly rooms.
Kibo restaurant serves a combination of European, African and Asian dishes that are all made with the freshest ingredients and are served in the dining room or on the terrace. Picnics are provided for guests who are heading out on safari. There is also a snack bar near the lodge’s beautiful swimming pool, where you can relax and cool off in between game drives. It’s here, with a view of Mount Kilimanjaro that guests can enjoy traditional Maasai dancing on alternate nights.
There is plenty for guest to do in and around the area. From early morning and evening game drives in specially designed game viewing vehicles, to bush walks and birding. There is a wide variety of wildlife to be seen, including leopard, cheetah, wild dog, buffalo, rhino, elephant, giraffe, zebra, lion, crocodile, kudu and a variety of plains game.