LAKE NAIVASHA SOPA LODGE
Naivasha is a Masai name given to the area where the resort is located, denoting the characteristics of the lake including size and its tendency to roughness when windy. The history of the area has always been important as it formed the main route of the slave trade from Uganda and the highlands of Kenya, including in 1884, the Scottish explorer Joseph Thompson’s epic journey through Masai land – where he writes in his journals of his time in Naivasha.
Situated by the shores of Lake Naivasha, a sweet water lake approximately 177sq kms in size, and home to many varieties of flora and fauna. The resort is on 120 acres of prime land.
The drive to the reception centre is through beautiful green lawns which bring you to the entrance. Crossing a little walk way with a small pond on one side surrounded by plants, is the reception desk and cashier on one side. Right in the centre is a tree trunk that has been converted to beautiful table with a beautiful floral arrangement in the middle. Hanging above it is a magnificent conical wrought chandelier.
A charming area, crescent shaped with a mixture of comfortable sofas
in different fabric including leather. Surrounding the lobby, are glass
windows which open out to a small terrace with beautifully manicured grass
on the side with plants and colourful flowers.
21 cottages built in a crescent shape, and each has 4 rooms, 2 on the
ground and 2 at the top, which totals to 84 rooms.
Part of the pathway from the reception to the rooms, is lined with giant
cactus and different kinds of plants with colorful flowers. Little rock
gardens are scattered along and these too have vibrant coloured flowers
which gives it a beautiful contrast with the greenery of the well manicured
The exterior walls of the cottages have stone walls giving it character
and creepers and bougainvilleas add a lot of colour. The same stone work
is carried into the rooms, and is the exterior bathroom wall.
Ground floor rooms have 2 queen size beds and a sunken living room at the front which opens out on to the beautifully manicured lawns.
They also have sunken bath tubs and bidets.
Top floor rooms have 1 king size bed and in front of it a balcony which
has a beautifully designed wrought iron railing and furniture to match.
This faces the lawns as well.
All 84 rooms are tastefully furnished with mahogany coloured furniture,
from the beds, side tables, dressing table, wardrobe, luggage rack and
The rooms are spacious, airy and light as, the windows are all glass.
The main restaurant is located at one side of the lobby. In the centre,
hanging from a high wooden paneled ceiling, is a huge intricately done
wrought iron chandelier and smaller light fixtures complimenting it around
the rest of the dining room.
Pool snack bar – serves a light a la carte
menu with a pizzeria next to it to compliment it.
The main bar is in the lounge area, with the second one being the dispense bar in the dining room and the pool bar.
Weddings at the Lodge
The large green lawns with rock gardens, with different plants and brilliantly coloured flowers are an ideal venue for small and intimate or elaborate weddings.