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Set in 200 acres of private land, and with a rustic charm all of its own, Amboseli Sopa Lodge nestles in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro which, at almost six thousand meters, is Africa’s highest and most famous snowcapped mountain.

All forms of wildlife still abound in this wilderness which continues all the way to the Amboseli National Park, an easy twenty-minute drive away from the lodge.

While the park conserves over six hundred breeding species of birds as well a host of rare and wonderful wildlife, this is also home to the Maasai people, perhaps the world’s most renowned African tribe.


  • Edge of the Amboseli National Park.
  • 250 Km by road from Nairobi.


  • 4 hour drive from Nairobi.
  • A 30-minute flight from Wilson Airport to Amboseli KWS airstrip.
  • 1 hour transfer from the airstrip to the Lodge.


Rustic, well-spaced cottages meander through the vast expanse of our mature gardens and house our eighty-three guest rooms.

They also have a luxuriously appointed, extremely spacious, two bedrooms Presidential suite with a private dining room and an attached kitchenette, and also with a huge lounge and a quite simply vast veranda

  • 40 rooms with 2 queen size beds of which, 6 of them 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 2 rooms are suitable for the physically challenged, and 1 room is a honeymoon suite.
  • 22 rooms have one queen size bed.
  • 6 of the rooms have interconnecting doors ideal for families.


2 conference rooms (Largest accommodates 110 people, theatre style)


  • Bars,
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor dining terrace
  • Swimming pool
  • Gift shop
  • Open-air local craft market
  • TV in the main bar
  • WiFi in public areas


  • Game drives
  • Bush and outdoor dining
  • nature walks
  • card & board games


  • Reception

The enclosed and domed reception area is designed around the curves of a traditional Maasai house, and its walls are decorated with Maasai beaded necklaces and tribally themed murals.

  • Lobby

The lobby is open, spacious and airy. It has a high ceiling with elevated and painted glass forming an atrium above an indoor garden.

  • Bars

The Mawenzi Bar is divided into two by a massive central fireplace and a freeform wall with subtly concealed lighting.

  • Hemingway’s Bar

Dedicated to the memory of Ernest Hemingway, who died in 1961, and is perched on top of massive boulders at the highest point of the property, it offers uninterrupted 360o views of the surrounding landscape.

There is a  Pool Bar set in a brightly colored, rondavel-style building adjacent to the swimming pool’s deep end. Dining

  • The Kibo Restaurant

It 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 Mawenzi Terrace

This is an outdoor dining area set beside the Mawenzi Bar and named after Kilimanjaro’s second highest peak.