Sopa Lodges Joins Emerging Destinations

September 22, 2020 - 2 minutes read

We are very pleased to announce that Sopa Lodges of East Africa is joining the Emerging Destination family starting October 1st.

Sopa means “Welcome” in the Masai language, and since it was founded in 1986, the Sopa Lodges collection has gone out of its way to make sure that every guest receives the warmest welcome to its eight safari destinations in Kenya and Tanzania.

The lodges are individually designed to compliment their magnificent surroundings while reflecting the themes and influences of East African culture. They are tucked away at legendary wildlife parks like Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Tarangire in northern Tanzania, and Amboseli, Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara, and Samburu National Reserve in neighboring Kenya.

Large open-plan areas and cottage-style guest rooms blend unobtrusively into the vastness of Africa, and are representative of the traditions of the local inhabitants who make up the rich tapestry of Kenya and Tanzania. The locations are also chosen for incredible views over the wilderness and their unrivalled African wilderness ambience.

Sopa staff are carefully selected for their dedication to personal service and a genuine, heartfelt friendliness. This ensures that all guests enjoy an extraordinary and unparalleled level of true African hospitality.

With over 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Sopa knows full well that meals not only have to be savored by guests, but also family and social occasions that everyone looks forward to attending. Because of this, the highly trained executive chefs at each lodge design their menus around classical African, European, and Asian food preparation techniques fused with modern eclectic themes and influences.

Wherever possible, the lodges source their food from nearby farmland areas, ensuring that all ingredients are garden fresh, as well as continuing Sopa’s traditional support and commitment to surrounding agricultural communities.

As a leading destination for Meetings, Incentives, Conferences & Exhibitions (MICE), the Sopa Lodges collection offers an unmatched experience with well-executed service delivered to all clientele. A dedicated events team tailor-makes programs to suit whatever is needed to make a meeting, conference or wedding uniquely memorable. Event capacities vary from as few as 10 people seated in board-room style to 150 people seated in theater style.