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Serengeti Sopa Lodge is located in the Nyarboro Hills in the south-west of the Serengeti National Park. A large amount of game can be seen in close proximity to the lodge, thanks to the year-round water and surrounding acacia woodland. To make the most of your safari experience, Serengeti Sopa Lodge offers a variety of game drives, as well as hot air balloon rides which offer a spectacular vantage point.

Visit the Cradle of Mankind, where early man first made an appearance approximately 2 million years ago. Alternatively the swimming pool invites you to cool off from the heat of the African sun and the main areas provide a relaxing place to take in the magnificent views. Children are very welcome at the lodge; babysitting services are available as are children’s meal, high chairs and cots.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Travel and Leisure World Service Awards 500 - The World's Best Hotels 2011
  •  Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards 2013 - Top 25 Resorts & Safari Camps in Africa


  • A Hotel-Style Lodge in the Heart of the Serengeti
  • Watch thousands of Wildebeest migrate across the Serengeti plains in season
  • Magnificent Views 
  • Friendly & Helpful Service

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The main lounge area and the dining room are light and spacious, decorated with bright African colours and designs. The views of the Serengeti plains through the large floor to ceiling windows are magnificent.

The bar area and extensive balcony also feature fantastic views of the surrounding plains.

Relax on the peaceful lawns or take a dip in the large, refreshing swimming pool in front of the lodge; both with the same tremendous view.

There is a small shop to buy souvenirs and even a small gym for the more energetic.

General Facilities

    Babysitting service available
    Laundry service
    Swimming Pool


Breakfast and lunch is usually an expansive buffet spread with a number of choices, whereas dinner is usually served as a set menu, although themed evenings are often offered in the dining room with its views over the Serengeti. In support of the local communities, ingredients are often sourced from surrounding farmland areas.

Standard Suite

The 69 bedrooms at Serengeti Sopa Lodge are large and comfortable, with 2 queen-size beds draped with mosquito netting, a mini bar and a large glass window to frame the views of the Serengeti. Each room also has private balcony from which to enjoy the view.

Standard Suite AMENITIES

    En-suite shower only
    Mini Bar
    Mosquito net
    Outside area
    Twin bed available

Other Room Types

For additional comfort and space there are 4 suites. These split level suites feature a king-sized bed and an en-suite bathroom with an outdoor shower upstairs and a large, comfortable lounge area downstairs. The private balcony is an ideal place from with to admire the view.


  • Game drives
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Private game-drive vehicles on offer
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jun 2014 - 31 Oct 2014 $330 Full Board
  • 01 Nov 2014 - 21 Dec 2014 $270 Full Board
  • 22 Dec 2014 - 31 Dec 2014 $330 Full Board

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • Serengeti Sopa - I loved this place! We were given an amazing 2 story villa room, and the styling of the lodge and view over the Serengeti is just gorgeous! While there we decided to do the sunrise hot air balloon - it was such a special experience and the staff were really great to fit us in at late request.

    Danielle Heidtman, October 2013
  • Sopa Serengeti Lodge in southern Serengeti - A mid-range lodge with plenty of tourists, the wifi was terrific :) We loved this part. Wifi was available only in the lobby but the signal was very good! Accommodations were okay. Nothing luxurious but decent and acceptable. The buffet spread at breakfast was surprisingly the best in terms of variety among all four lodges. The food was not terrific either but at least, there were plenty of choices in this lodge. Service was good. On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 as the perfect score, I would rate them a 7. Yes, I can recommend this lodge. Seems to be good value for money

    Melanie Lim, October 2013
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    Serengeti. The 6 hour drive to the Serengeti was interesting, including the visit to a Masai Village just outside the Serengeti boundary. One note, the prices of the crafts for sale in the village were London prices, and while negotiating was possible, they were not particularly flexible. Example, the asking price for a small beaded bowl was about US$ 40… and only slightly lower after negotiation. We understand the ‘free market’, and maybe that tactic works for them, but it was awkward to have to return many items to their rack when negotiations broke down. We would have bought more if the prices were reasonable. For reference, the same bowls were available for about US$ 5 at the Serengeti gift shop a few miles ahead. Our Guide/Hassan did warn us, however. We were taken by the enthusiasm of school children in the small one-room school behind the village. The Sopa Serengeti Lodge was our favorite lodge. The room was excellent with a superb view. The staff, especially the restaurant staff was the best, and they also doubled as entertainers for an evening show. Our waiter, Frank, had an especially winning personality, and was the head drummer as well. The full-day game drive was outstanding. We completed our ‘big-five’ with a sighting of a leopard and her two cubs. Another highlight was the close-up and personal encounter with two male Cheetahs, who laid down in the shade under our Land Cruiser…couldn’t have been staged better! The other highlight was the migration in the Southern Serengeti… our timing was right on. The number of Wildebeest on the move probably tripled during our 3 day stay. So, we were especially pleased that early December proved to be an excellent time to view the southward migration in that area.

    George Seltzer, January 2013
  • The lodges we stayed at were all really nice. We weren't exactly sure what to expect, but we liked every place we stayed (in particular, our rooms in the Sopa Lodges in Tanzania were great). The food and service was excellent and far exceeded our expectations.

    Andrew Brennan, July 2012
  • Every camp was amazing, especially Serengeti Sopa. The view was awesome and was a great end to the the day after long game drives. The food, as well as the variety, was brilliant and I never had a bad meal.

    Terence Ennever, April 2012
  • Lake Manyara Serena Lodge, Serengeti Sopa Lodge and Ngorongora Sopa Lodge: Amazing... loved them all! Great service and staff!

    Jainey Henry, January 2012
  • The Serena and Sopa Lodges were very nice and the food was superb.

    Steve Morrow, July 2010
  • Our drive through the Serengeti on our way to Sopa was action packed. We were mock-charged by an elephant basking in a waterhole then 5 minutes later watched a family of baboons fighting with a leopard on the rocks. What an amazing place. Sopa Lodge was in a great oasis in the vastness of the Serengeti. Although not as intimate and homely as the tented camps, it was very comfortable. The staff were really lovely and the food excellent. Nothing could beat the view though of giraffe's munching at the trees outside our rooms!

    Jennifer Compton, April 2010

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Maureen Stover

Maureen Stover

Africa Safari Expert

"Although not as intimate and homely as the tented camps, it's very comfortable. The buffet-style meals offer a good variety & the staff are friendly and helpful."



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Every camp was amazing, especially Serengeti Sopa. The view was awesome and was a great end to the the day after long game drives. The food, as well as the variety, was brilliant and I never had a bad meal.

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