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Roma, Italia
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Probably the best overnight experience I've ever had. The staff was incredibly nice and accommodating, and the facilities are ideal: rustic, refined, and clean. No TVs, which could not make me more happy. The canopy tents put you in touch with nature, but the wooden patios and enclosed bathrooms give you the privacy and comfort of a 5-star hotel. The...

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SimbaPortfolio, Guest Relations Manager at Serengeti Simba Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Chris L, Thanks so much for this amazing review, we really appreciate your enthusiasm for our lodge. We agree with you about our location and rooms and are happy you that our place was such a good fit for you. We're delighted our staff took such good care of you and we do hope you'll come stay with us...

The Villages, Florida
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Stayed here for 3 nights recently on our safari in Tanzania. The round rooms with the bed in the middle was fantastic. The outdoor shower was amazing!!! The food great, especially the box lunches they prepared when we were out all day. And they way they built the main lodge around the rock formations was great. Definetly would stay there...

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SimbaPortfolio, Guest Relations Manager at Serengeti Simba Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Phyllis C, Thanks for taking the time to post your thoughts about Serengeti Simba Lodge here on Trip Advisor. We're very happy you had a wonderful stay with us and enjoyed our rooms, food and especially outdoor showers. Marketing Manager ~ Simba Portfolio Lodges

Daressalaam
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Awesome lodge with equally excellent service, loved their food with good choices of menu, Veg and Halaal food available on request, lodge staff gave as fabulous service for our 3 night stay there, great view from rooms, rooms are well maintained and comfortable, Wi-Fi available at around reception, well maintained pool to cool you off after long Serengeti drives. Worth...

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Cedar Grove, Wisconsin, United States
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Our last stop on a 39-day journey. Beautiful grounds with the lodge/dinning area built into exposed natural rock. The hilltop location offered wide vistas. The wonderful staff surprised my wife with a birthday cake. The perfect lodge to spend our final days in Africa. We had just driven down the hill towards town. Our guide spotted something moving. We drove...

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auroraafrica, Marketing & Guest Relations at Serengeti Simba Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ed A, Thanks for taking the time to write a review for Serengeti Simba Lodge here on Trip Advisor. How wonderful that you saw the cheetah hunting within sight of the lodge. Serengeti Simba is placed with wonderful views of the wilderness and certainly has its share of wildlife. We're happy to have provided the perfect ending to your...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

We spent 2 nights here during a 6 day Serengeti safari. What a wonderful place where the views are just fantastic. We were personally met on arrival by the lodge manager, who in turn takes great pleasure in ensuring that you going to have an excellent relaxed stay. From the moment you arrive you can tell that this is a...

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auroraafrica, Marketing & Guest Relations at Serengeti Simba Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Laura S, We're so happy you were pleased with your stay at Serengeti Simba Lodge and appreciate your recommendation here on Trip Advisor. Thanks for taking the time to write the review and we hope to see you again on your next trip to Tanzania. Marketing Manager ~ Simba Portfolio Lodges

Alhambra, California, Usa
Reviewed 1 November 2016

A very nice facility. The rooms are fabulous, and the hotel staff is top notch. Very friendly staff. The food was very good and well prepared. The lodge is close to the game viewing areas, and the rooms have wondefull scenic Vista views. Electricity is limited, as is Wi-Fi. But everything works as scheduled. Outdoor showers are unique. A good...

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auroraafrica, Marketing & Guest Relations at Serengeti Simba Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Angelo I, thanks for taking the time to put your thoughts here on Trip Advisor, we appreciate it very much. We love our outdoor showers too! It is difficult to get electricity and wi-fi in the wilderness, it's true, but we do our best. We're happy you had a great stay with us. Marketing Manager ~ Simba Portfolio Lodges

Duluth, Georgia
Reviewed 25 October 2016

This lodge is very unique the way it is built. Staff is attentive to all needs of guest. Manager will go the extra mile for his guest. Sundown on the porch is magnificent. It is well located close to one of gate parks. We saw a lot of animals very close to lodge.

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auroraafrica, Marketing & Guest Relations at Serengeti Simba Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for recognizing how unique our lodge is, the owners and local community took two years to build it out of locally available materials. We do agree that sunsets are magnificent and thanks for letting Trip Advisor readers know there's lots of wildlife around the lodge. Marketing Manager ~ Simba Portfolio Lodges

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 17 October 2016

My group of 11 was here for four nights (8/3-8/6/16), and thoroughly enjoyed everything about it. The food was served buffet style, and was fresh and delicious. The staff was wonderful. Each "tent" was named after an animal with a stained glass window of that animal in the bathroom. The "tents" had porches that overlooked the Serengeti for sunrise or...

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auroraafrica, Marketing & Guest Relations at Serengeti Simba Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Diane C, Thanks so much for this lovely review. The staff really appreciates your comments and we'll be sure the chef hears your praises. We're really glad you and your group enjoyed your stay. Marketing Manager ~ Simba Portfolio Lodges

Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

A very lovely location on a hill just few miles outside the Serengeti NP. Wonderful landscape. Nice and very friendly people. Nice, spacious and clean rooms with a wonderful outdoor shower. Good food and drinks. A must to see and visit once in lifetime (more is better.....)🇹🇿Asante sana Hakuna Matata

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auroraafrica, Marketing and Guest Relations at Serengeti Simba Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, You are spot on with Wilderness... the motto of Serengeti Simba Lodge being "Escape to the Wilderness". We're so happy you enjoyed your time with us and thank you for this great review and recommendation. Marketing & Guest Relations ~ Simba Portfolio Lodges

South Brooklyn, New York, United States
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Our family of 10 ranging in age from 10-74 enjoyed our stay immensely. The staff is wonderful and the food was delicious (also catering for some of our vegetarian members). The 'tents' gave us a real feel for Africa and sunsets and sunrises from the common deck and swimming pool area were divine. Wifi available in common areas. Nightly bonfires...

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Dear Nina R Thanks so much for taking the time to review our lodge here on Trip Advisor. We're delighted you enjoyed the amenities and ambiance at Serengeti Simba and the staff were certainly happy to host your lovely family. Marketing Manager ~ Simba Portfolio Lodges

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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located outside Serengeti National Park’s Ikoma Gate with endless views across the plains. Built of local materials and using solar power and hot water in the rooms, this lodge is unique to the area. Reception, lounge, bar and dining incorporate a natural rocky outcropping (kopje) into the design. Fifteen creatively designed large canvas rondavels reveal the romance of a tent with the security of a permanent structure. Each bathroom has an outdoor stone shower. Family rooms are in a ‘stone house’ with equally impressive views. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Serengeti Simba Lodge

Address: Ikona Wildlife Management Area, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Serengeti National Park
Price Range: $431 - $694 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Serengeti Simba Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 21
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“Rooms with best views are furthest from the lobby.”
854ChrisL, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Bring an extra flashlight as it gets real dark at night.”
821phyllisc, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Less walking uphill if you are closer to the lodge, but the further ones have better views.”
EdA27, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are mainly solar power so you will need to plan around times for charging items as well as Internet access. Unfortunately these times overlap. Request a room where you can see the sunrise!”
384marionc, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Let the manager know if you need to be located near the lodge.”
NTPMHU, 10 Jul 2016 | Read review
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