Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge is located within the Lake Nakuru National Park and is a 3-star safari lodge that offers excellent accommodation to tourists visiting the National Park. Located on the hills in the Great Rift Valley overlooking Lake Nakuru which is a birding paradise and one of the best places for animal viewing during the dry season. Lake Nakuru Sopa lodge is located in Lake Nakuru National Park along the hills of the western part of the Great Rift Valley. The 3-star facility is considered to be one of the best safari lodges in Kenya’s Lake Nakuru National Park. the lodge overlooks Lake Nakuru a top birding spot with over 500 recorded bird species including the lesser and greater pink flamingos.
Lake Nakuru National Park is an amazing safari destination situated in central Kenya in the Nakuru district approximately 140 kilometers from Nairobi. Covering about 188 square kilometers, with an ecological diversity of over 450 recorded bird species and 56 different animal species. It is a paradise for wildlife including giraffes, hyenas, lions, crocodiles, waterbucks, black rhinos, and white rhinos among others.
Some of the reasons why you should stay the Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge include the following:
The lodge is comfortable with great views of the Great Rift Valley and all its surroundings.
it is a birding paradise with a variety of birds including the Brown-backed scrub robin, Great snipe, Crab plover, Abyssinian thrush, Eastern imperial eagle, flamingos, Grey-headed woodpecker, Brimstone canary, Arrow-marked babbler, Black-winged lapwing, and Grey-crested helmet shrike among others.
The lodge has views of the different wildlife species including zebras, giraffes, buffalos, and waterbucks among others.
The lodge also offers affordable and comfortable accommodation to all guests that is both modern and has an African touch to it.
If you want to upgrade to a more upscale accommodation then the Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge is a more appropriate choice for you. It is one of the best luxury lodges in Lake Nakuru and The Great Rift Valley at large.
Activities at the Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge
The activities offered at the lodge are some of the very many services that guests get to enjoy throughout their stay at the lodge and these include:
Bush meals: With the help of the well-organized and welcoming staff plus the chefs, bush meals are readily served to the guests on request and if there has been prior communication with the chefs.
Game drives: These are the best way to get around the national park and view the different animal and bird species that are found in the Lake Nakuru National Park.
Guided nature walks: These are carried out with the help of an experienced guide who knows the best spots for taking the guided nature walks. The vast vegetation, several bird species, and wildlife within the national park.
Bird watching: Lake Nakuru is a birding paradise for tourists with a variety of bird species including the black-winged lapwing, crab plover, arrow-marked babbler, grey-headed woodpecker, Kenya Rufous, Great snipe, Eastern imperial eagle and black-tailed godwit among others.
Getting to the Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge
Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge is about 156 kilometers from Nairobi in the north and can be accessed by either road or air. Chartered flights can be arranged from Wilson Airport to the Naishi airstrip which is nearest to the Park. Driving to Lake Nakuru is more entertaining with the beautiful scenery, you get to drive along the A104 road which will lead you to the main gate which is just 4 kilometers away from the Nakuru Centre.
Facilities at Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge
Restaurant: The restaurant at the lodge serves all kinds of dishes including both African themed and international mouth-watering meals that are prepared by well-trained chefs to fit the preference of the guests at the lodge. The lodge also prepares special meals for guests who have dietary requirements with prior communication to the lodge management.
Swimming pool: The swimming pool at the lodge is open to all guests at the lodge and it has great views of the surrounding areas. You get to cool off during the dry season and relax with a drink in your hand as you enjoy the African sunset.
The lounge: the lounge at the Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge is a comfortable area around the lodge where guests get to relax after a day’s activities. It is furnished with comfortable seats, a television set, and a sheltered outdoor terrace.
Events and conferences: The Lake Nakuru Sopa lodge offers facilities where guests can have meetings, conferences, wedding receptions, and other special events. The team at the lodge will ensure that all the needs are well taken care of and the conference rooms are facilitated with essential items like writing pads, pens, video conferencing, and projectors among others. In case you are planning on having a wedding or any other special function, the A-team at the lodge will help with the organization of your function from the floral arrangement, the pavilion setup, the choice of music, and the meals.
- Wheelchair accessible rooms
- Babysitting services
- Outdoor dining
- Laundry services
- Children’s menu
- Turndown services
WIFI in the public areas: the WIFI helps guests to keep in touch with families and families since the cell phone reception network is not stable.
Gift shop: the gift shop has a variety of items on sale like safari essentials, and craft products for example shoes, clothes, jewellery, and bags to mention but a few.
A well-stocked bar: The onsite bar offers both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks including soft drinks like sodas, cocktails, beers, wines, international beers, spirits, and whiskeys. The drinks can be served at the bar with open views of the National Park or the reclining chairs found at the pool.
Accommodation at Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge
The Sopa lodge has 60 rooms with two wheelchair-accessible rooms and two interconnecting rooms with a modern touch and furnished with an en-suite bathroom that is filled with a bidet, flushing toilet, double basins, and a shower area with cold and hot running water, the rooms also have a private veranda that is fitted with sitting furniture for guests with great views of the Lake where hundreds of birds can be seen and the rest of the national park, the rooms are spacious, have telephones, a well-stocked minibar, and comfortable beddings.
Another nice mid range lodges inside Lake Nakuru National Park include the Lake Nakuru Lodge, and the standard luxury Sarova Lion Hill Lodge.
Rooms single double triple quadruple
Low season 159 228 315 340
Peak season 249 409 560 615
High season 199 309 425 465
The cost is in USD (US Dollars) and based on a full board basis. The peak season is from July to September, the high season is from January to March, and the low season is from April to June. The double rooms have one large-sized bed, the Quadruple has two queen-sized beds and a triple room has a standard-sized bed and two queen-sized beds.