Serengeti Sopa Lodge Safari Lodge
With sweeping views over the vast plains of the world-renowned Serengeti, rich with wildlife, this relatively large lodge is bright and cheerful. There is resident game all-year-round and, if you time it right, you may even catch the Great Migration passing through: a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
* Serengeti Sopa Lodge Highlights
- ∞Perfectly located in the Serengeti
- ∞Spectacular views across the Serengeti plains from all rooms
- ∞Incredible game-viewing
- ∞The Great Migration (seasonal)
- ∞Beautiful, big swimming pool
- ∞Traditional dancing
- ∞Family suites available and children welcomed
- ∞Hot air balloon flights can be organised
More about this accommodation
Set on top of a hill in the Nyarboro Hills in south-western Serengeti, this large lodge consists of 69 standard rooms and four double-storey suites. The rooms are spread out on either side of the main lodge, all with views across the game-filled Serengeti plains.
The standard rooms are large: each has two queen-sized beds with mosquito nets, a small lobby and an en-suite bathroom with shower (hot water only between 06h00-09h00 and 18h00-21h00). The rooms are glass-fronted with a small patio/balcony from which to admire the incredible view. Eight of the standard rooms are interleading and ideal for families or friends travelling together.
The suites are double-storey, with a lobby and lounge on the ground floor and a spiral staircase leading up to the large bedroom with king-sized platform bed and an en-suite bathroom. They are comfortably furnished with big sofas, a veranda on the ground floor and a balcony upstairs. The bathroom has a huge bathtub facing the plains and there is an outside, open-air shower.
Main Lodge Area
Unlike many other lodges in the area, this one is not thatched, but rather flat-roofed. Private parties and sundowners can be enjoyed on the roof with its incredible views. The main lodge is bright and airy, with a reception area, comfortable lobby, dining room with outdoor terrace, bar and curio shop. There’s a gym and a TV room, too.
The main lodge is well-designed with floor-to-ceiling windows to maximise the views. In the garden, a large pool and sun loungers are the perfect spot to relax at and cool down after a hot day’s game-viewing. There’s a bar at the poolside to quench your thirst.
Dining at Serengeti Sopa Lodge
Breakfast is always a buffet and packed lunches can be provided if you’re going to be out exploring for the day. Depending on how many guests are staying, lunch can either be buffet or plated (with a choice for each course). Dinners are mainly à la carte, and sometimes themed buffet dinners are served.
Game Viewing Activities
Visitors to Serengeti Sopa bring their own guide and 4X4. Daily game drives are recommended to see all that the Serengeti offers. Ideally, these should take place early in the morning and late afternoon, with a break in the heat of the middle of the day for lunch and a nap (as the animals do).
Expect to see the Big Five and many more of Africa’s beautiful game – zebra, giraffe, a wide range of antelope, warthog and more call Serengeti home. Around May, depending on the weather, you may be lucky enough to see the Great Migration of wildebeest, zebra, antelope and their predators, as they make their way up to cross the Grumeti River.
Things to Do at Serengeti Sopa Lodge
First and foremost, game drives through the beautiful Serengeti with its abundance of wildlife.
If you need a day off to relax, you can sit on the veranda of the main lodge and read a book or just gaze across the vast plains. Alternatively, take a dip in the pool, lounge on one of the sundecks or enjoy a refreshing drink from the pool bar. Wanting to keep up your fitness regime? No problem. You can visit the gym, which also has beautiful views across the plains.
Hot air balloon flights can be booked for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, floating quietly above the Serengeti plains, with a bird's-eye view of all the animals.
By car: Serengeti Sopa Lodge is 319 km from Arusha, a trip which takes about 7½ to eight hours by car, travelling past Lake Manyara and through Ngorongoro.
By air: Daily flights are offered during high season by various local airlines to Seronera airstrip, a 50-minute flight from Arusha. The airstrip is a 45-minute drive from Serengeti Sopa Lodge.
Our Take on Serengeti Sopa Lodge
Bright and airy, with large rooms and beautiful views across the plains of the Serengeti, this lodge is a great option for those looking for more of a hotel-type base for their safari. It is reasonably-priced and comfortable, with great service from the staff.
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The star rating refers to the official grading given to this lodge or hotel by the Tourism Grading Council. In some cases the star rating is not official, but represents our own estimate of the accommodation.
One star means very basic accommodation
Two stars means comfortable, clean accommodation that is not overly spacious or luxurious. Basic facilities.
Three stars means good quality accommodation with en-suite bathroom and a reasonable level of luxury. Very comfortable and reasonably spacious.
Four stars means luxury accommodation of high quality, with most modern conveniences. High quality service, food and facilities.
Five stars means spacious, ultra luxury accommodation with the highest standards of service, food and facilities. All modern conveniences can be expected, although some facilities like air-conditioning cannot be guaranteed at all 5-star lodges, due to limited availability of electricity.