Samburu Sopa Lodge is a 4-star facility located within Samburu National Reserve. The lodge is set up on high ground allowing for a panoramic vista of the surrounding shrub and hills. As the name suggests, the lodge is part of the Sopa brand.


Samburu Sopa Lodge has a total of 60 rooms two of if which are interconnecting and wheelchair accessible. The 60 rooms rise from 15 two-bedroom cottages built in an arch formation surrounding the waterhole where wild animals frequent to have a drink. The cottages’ architectural design draws inspiration from the local Samburu community. In fact, a majority of the staff members are local Samburu tribespeople. The cottages are tastefully furnished, en-suite, and have verandahs that can be used for animal viewing.

A room at Samburu Sopa Lodge

Dining and Other Amenities

The main dining area is set on a high level allowing for animal viewing and splendid views of the Samburu terrain while dining. Traditional furniture and natural decorations form the decor of the dining area. A live kitchen is the source of meals from varying culinary disciplines to appeal to all and sundry’s palate. There is also a bar at the lodge.

Samburu Sopa Lodge has a free-form swimming pool tiled with blue mosaic tiles. The swimming pool also features a sunken pool bar, an adjoining children’s pool, all while providing views of the waterhole. Other amenities include:

  1. Gift Shop
  2. Baby Sitting
  3. Laundry
  4. Turndown Service
  5. Board games
  6. Children’s Menu
  7. Outdoor Dining
  8. WiFi in the Lounge
  9. Special Diets
  10. Sundowners

Conferencing and event facilities are also available at the lodge.


Game drives are the main activity. Bird walks are also a popular activity. Cultural dances from the local community are also organized to entertain guests.

Samburu Sopa Lodge Rates

Above quote includes:

  • Transport in a luxurious 8 seater safari minivan
  • 2 nights’ accommodation on full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Services of a professional English speaking driver/tour guide
  • Unlimited game drives

Above quote excludes:

  • Drinks and tips for waiters, porters and drivers
  • Park entry fees – Citizens (Adult Kshs.1,000, Kid Kshs.500), Residents (Adult Kshs.1030, Kid Kshs.515)

Note: East African Resident Rates – in Kenya Shillings (KES)


Day 1: Nairobi – Samburu

Pick up from Nairobi, after a short safari debrief, you will drive north of Nairobi passing through the Equator and the majestic Mount Kenya en route to the open savannah of Samburu Game Reserve. Arrive in time for lunch; check-in at your camp/lodge. After lunch, you will have some time to relax before you go for an evening game drive. Come back to the camp/lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Samburu

Today you will spend the full day spent exploring the park. The highlights of the Samburu Game Reserve are the spectacular scenic beauty, rivers, and forests. It is an area where the local people have a rich and colorful heritage. The reserves have numerous permanent springs and a wealth of wildlife which includes leopard, hippo, elephant, lion, reticulated giraffe, Grevy zebra, and crocodile in the Ewaso Nyiro river. Over 365 species of birds have been identified in the reserve.

Day 3: Samburu – Nairobi

After an early breakfast and morning game drive, depart to Nairobi arriving in the afternoon. This is where your safari will end.

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