Samburu National Reserve

Samburu Sopa Lodge


Samburu views

Samburu Sopa Lodge sits on high ground with panoramic views of the vastness of Samburu National Reserve’s shrub land and the hills beyond stretching out into Northern Kenya beyond.

30 cottages, each with two bedrooms are built in an arch formation on either side of the shared areas – the bar, restaurant and swimming pool – to surround the waterhole but leaving a wide gap to allow the animals free movement to the water. Thick thatch and wood reflect the architectural heritage of the local community who make up most of the team here.

Activities to be booked from here include game drives, guided nature walks, bird watching and dining experiences at scenic lookouts in the bush.


At a glance

  • 60 rooms

  • Swimming pool

  • Restaurant

  • Bar

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What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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