Amboseli Sopa Lodge sits on the foot hills of Africa’s highest mountain, Mt Kilimanjaro in Amboseli National Park. Amboseli Sopa Lodge is set within mature wooded gardens with a wide variety of trees and plants which include thorn trees, acacias, fragrant Frangipanis, colorful bougainvillea and giant cacti which all thrive in these surroundings. The gardens are also home to numerous species of birds as well as monkeys, mongooses, squirrels, duikers, the occasional gazelle and, once in a while, even an ever inquisitive leopard.
Amboseli Sopa Lodge has 83 rooms in total; 40 rooms with two queen size beds of which, six have interconnecting doors, ideal for families and 24 rooms can be turned to triples on request; 21 rooms with one king size bed, of which two rooms are suitable for the physically challenged, and one room is a honeymoon suite; 22 rooms have one queen size bed, six of the rooms have interconnecting doors ideal for families. The rooms are constructed as individual huts, and they are all spacious, with en-suite bathrooms, and veranda. The interior is painted with cream walls and a contrasting ochre colour.
The Kibo Restaurant is named after the tallest peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro, and is a round structure with a thatched palm frond roof following the design of traditional African huts. The glass windows and doors face the mountain. The floor is made of a mixture of multicolored marble shards and clay tiles, and the side of the mantle of the circular, central fire place is decorated with wood carvings of wild life. The restaurant has a small but attractive recessed bar and there is also an outdoor terrace from where the views of Kilimanjaro are quite simply majestic.
The Pool Bar is set in a brightly coloured, rodavel-style building adjacent to the swimming pool’s deep end. A central, decorated pillar supports the conical thatched roof while high tables and chairs fill the floor area beside the bar counters.