Weddings & Special Events

Masai Mara Sopa Lodge is the ideal setting for wedding ceremonies. Our wedding packages are tailored for intimate events by way of not only the honeymoon suite, but also by way of just how well we can organize something extremely special for you, be it by way of a flower bedecked hot air balloon; a ceremony amongst the huge fig trees which line the Mara River; or even a more open air event during  which both wild animals and the landscapes beyond form the backdrops for your wedding photographer.

Rates & Seasons 2013

Seasons

Shoulder From 2nd January To 31st January
  From 1st March To 31st March
  From 16th June To 30th June
  From 1st November To 21st December
 High From 1st February To 28th February
 Peak From 1st July To 31st October
  From 22nd December To 1st January
 Low From 1st April To 15th June

Full Board & Half Board Rates

SeasonMeal PlanSingleDouble3rd Bed
Shoulder Full Board $207.00 $275.00 $110.00
  Half Board $187.00 $235.00 $90.00
High Full Board $248.00 $347.00 $137.00
  Half Board $228.00 $307.00 $117.00
Peak Full Board $248.00 $347.00 $137.00
  Half Board $228.00 $307.00 $117.00
Low Full Board $149.00 $220.00 $150.00
  Half Board $129.00 $180.00 $130.00

Children Rates (Full Board or Half Board)

 PeakHighLow
Children under 3 yrs of age FOC FOC FOC
Children 3-12 yrs sharing with Adults 50% 50% 50%
Children 3 -12 years occupying own room 75% 75% 75%

Extra Meals

Picnic LunchLunchDinner
$20.00 $25.00 $25.00

Christmas & Holiday Suppliments

  • A Christmas supplement of $40 per person will apply to all booking on 24th, 25th, 26th 31st of December 2013 and 1st January 2014.
  • An Easter supplement of $35 per person will apply to all bookings on the 1st of April 2013.

Terms & Conditions

Cancellation

  • For bookings cancelled or reduced in numbers between 90 and 55 days from noon on the date of arrival, 25% of the applicable rate per bednight will be charged
  • For bookings cancelled or reduced in numbers between 44 and 22 days from noon on the date of arrival, 50% of the applicable rate per bednight will be charged
  • In the case of cancellation within 21 days from noon of the date of arrival, or in case of a 'No Show'. 100% of the value of the booking will be charged.

Payment

A 50% deposit is payable on confirmation of booking and the balance is due on collection of client(s) accomodation voucher 90DAYS prior to arrival of the client(s) at the Lodge(s). Bookings not secured by the appropriate deposit will be released automatically and without prior notification. All payments should be made out to Masai Mara Sopa Lodge Ltd or Sopa Lodges.

Variation

The contractual rates mentioned in this agreement are subject to change without notice; however, every effort will be made to maintain them. In the event of a change in Government Taxes or Levies and basic costs affecting the rates mentioned herein,Sopa Lodges reserves the right to pass on any increases to the AGENT / TOUR OPERATOR.

Meetings & Incentives

Meetings

The lodge’s meeting and event venue can accommodate 18 to 90 pax.

Well located from the main building, the Baraza room can cater for social functions and corporate entertaining.

Incentives

  • Bush breakfast
  • Bush breakfast with champagne
  • Bush lunch
  • Bush dinner
  • Barbecue
  • Coastal buffet
  • African buffet
  • African night + khanga
  • Gala dinner

Are arranged within the lodge grounds, and decorated according to the theme.

  • Sundowner + bar snacks
  • Sundowner + canapés
  • Sundowner + canapés + 45 minutes open bar

The venue is an open area which has a magnificent view of the stunning sunset, and the mountain as a back drop

About Masai Mara

With its rolling hills, dense riverine forests, hills and a high, flat-topped escarpment that forms its western boundary, this wildlife conservation area takes up an area of 1,510sq.kms in south western Kenya and shares an international border with Tanzania’s fabled Serengeti National Park. It is owned and managed by the Maasai people who, because of their traditional respect for wildlife during the course of hundreds of years of their continued co-existence, they have ensured that the wildlife splendour of the Maasai Mara exists today.

While this reserve is home to over 410 species of birds and 60 species of raptors, it is also one of the world’s finest game viewing destinations. This is because it plays host to an abundance of every form of wildlife possible except for those few species which can only be seen north of the Equator, and from our Samburu Sopa Lodge

Not only this, but the reserve is also world famous for its annual migration of literally millions of wildebeest – not to mention tens of thousands of zebras and gazelles – when they annually migrate north from the Serengeti, usually between July/early August to October, to find food. To access the reserve’s lush grazing they first have to cross the Mara River with its battalions of enormous and hungry crocodiles and, if you are lucky enough to watch one of these crossings, it is an event you will never forget.

Dining & Wining

The warm ambience of the Jumbo Bar with its free form, cowrie shell and bead embedded counter; its back-lit alcoholic offerings; and its overly comfortable bar chairs make it the perfect place to share an evening with family or friends both before and after dinner.

The Swimming Pool Bar beneath the dining room is sheltered by an overhead garden, and its extremely entertaining barman will provide you with your every need.
And below the swimming pool, the Ol Murrani Bar is a stand-alone structure with an adjacent open air camp fire area. The bar itself has an incredibly warm ambience; a sports-dedicated television; and a pool table. It also has a huge outdoor, timber deck from where you can view Hyenas, Mongooses and Honey badgers when they come to feast on the meat we put out for them every night.

Like the lounge, the circular dining room has a centrally located fireplace with an extremely high chimney. Its walls are painted with pastel colours to match those of the simply exquisite, natural-stone framed paintings of everyday Maasai life, and its separated, generously sized buffet tables offer garden fresh salads; succulent main courses; live cooking areas; an extravagant choice of desserts; and a wide selection of cheeses.

The dining room also has an outdoor timber deck should you wish to enjoy your meal beneath umbrella-shaded tables. It is here that, every other evening, we provide our guests with an Africa night food extravaganza which incorporates the best of traditional African food which our executive chef fuses with whatever he thinks best in order to fully satisfy your appetite.