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Kilimanjaro, Travel

Review: Sopa Lodge, Ngorongoro

10-12 Dec 2011

Sopa Lodge is one of the 4 lodges located on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater. It stands at the highest altitude on the rim (2800m) which was great for our Kilimanjaro pre-acclimatization (main reason for my choice).

The place was serene and lovely. I spent most of our free hours reading and dreaming away on the rattan rocking chair in the room. The rooms are huge! The other hours were happy hours by the pool side. It was chilly on most evenings and hot water bottles were placed to warm up the beds (and feet!). The walk from our room to the main lobby got us quite breathless but good training for us! Dinner was well presented, yummy and service was impeccable. We also met Goodlove, our waiter who speaks too many languages, a young and ambitious man. He inspires me with his enthusiasm to live for a better future.

Most of all, it has a million dollars view of the crater. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves. [singlepic id=184 w=640 h=480 float=] [singlepic id=185 w=640 h=480 float=] [singlepic id=186 w=640 h=480 float=] [singlepic id=187 w=640 h=480 float=] [singlepic id=188 w=640 h=480 float=] [singlepic id=189 w=640 h=480 float=] [singlepic id=190 w=640 h=480 float=]

Verdict: Yes! Yes! Yes! They were nice to accommodate us upon our request to a room with a complete 180° view into the crater.

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