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Houston
Reviewed 3 January 2015 via mobile

I spent 4 days at Simba Lodge for a Serengeti safari. Accommodation: there are individual huts with interior baths and exterior showers, a porch with a view, plenty of space and appropriate mosquito nets, etc. My hit was beautiful and felt like a perfect balance between luxury and location appropriate. The only hardship with the room was that there is...

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

Dear Lindsey G ~ Thank you for this wonderful review. We're delighted you had a super four day stay at Serengeti Simba Lodge and were happy with the food, accommodation and staff. We'll be sure to share your wonderful comments about your game drives with Steve. One note: should a guest need to charge any batteries while at the lodge...

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 27 December 2014

I stayed here on a package safari trip with three of my girlfriends. The place we were suppose to stay was sold out so the tour company put us at Serengeti Simba Lodge. The driver had never even been there. WE WERE SO LUCKY! The lodge is located on top of a hill that seems like a rock overlooking the...

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

Dear Melbel1974, Thank you so very much for this highly complimentary review and recommendation. We're so glad you were satisfied with the rooms, views, location, staff and food. But most of all it's so nice to hear you had an amazing wildlife experience because that's what the Serengeti is all about! Annie Birch, Marketing ~ Simba Portfolio Lodges

Charlottesville, Virginia
Reviewed 13 November 2014

We stayed on the cusp of the short rain season. This was our last lodge destination and best tented camp we stayed in. Lots of amenities, gorgeous views, spacious rooms. I loved the outdoor shower, Stayed in "Rhino". The hotel staff were gracious and accomodating and food quite good. Great public deck to enjoy the sunsets and have a drink....

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Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your excellent review. We're happy you found the lodge so much to your liking and that it was a highlight of your safari. The staff will be very happy to see your feedback. Annie Birch, Marketing ~ Simba Portfolio Lodges

Reviewed 6 November 2014

Seeing the lodge & cottage tents on the hillside as we approached Serengeti Simba Lodge, we knew it would be a special place to stay. And, it was. Our driver had to shift into 4 wheel drive to easily make the steep rocky drive to the main lodge entrance. Our luxury tent cottage was on a platform with a permanent...

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

Dear Guest, We so appreciate you taking the time to write this flattering and comprehensive review of our lodge. As a top contributor on Trip Advisor we feel your words bestow and extra impact. As you mentioned, there is resident wildlife around that can enhance the drive to the park. We especially enjoyed your photos. Thanks again! Annie Birch, Marketing...

Wetherby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 November 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Serengeti Simba Lodge for our honeymoon and had the most amazing three days here on safari. It is set in a stunning location with fab views over the Serengeti (It is worth waking up a little bit earlier to catch the sunrise from your balcony!) and the staff were very friendly and work...

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

Dear Rob F, We're delighted you had such a wonderful honeymoon stay with us. We do take extra special care of our honeymoon guests. We agree with you completely about the views and will be sure that Stephen gets your feedback. Thanks so much for the glowing recommendation. Annie Birch, Marketing ~ Simba Portfolio Lodges

Philadelphia, PA
Reviewed 2 November 2014

Wife and I stayed for honeymoon and got treated very well. The views of the Serengeti from a distance is worthwhile waking up to and driving out of the park for an hour. My wife felt unwell and the chef catered the lunch box for her and was personable. Wifi was ok as expected. The room was spacious and comforting,...

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

Dear Guest, We appreciated your great review and are happy that you had a lovely honeymoon stay at Serengeti Simba Lodge. Thank you for recommending us for the amazing sunrise and sunset views and hospitality of the lodge staff. We do regret the inconvenience caused by the mosquitoes, there was an abnormally long dry spell this year and they now...

No. California
Reviewed 28 October 2014

Although we really liked this property, we found it too far from the park to allow time for an early morning visit and a separate late afternoon visit which we would have enjoyed. That would have allowed us more time to enjoy the lodge during mid day instead of taking a box lunch with us. Our room was very comfortable...

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

Dear Guest, We thank you very much for taking the time to post your thoughts about your stay at Serengeti Simba Lodge here on Trip Advisor. We're pleased your overall experience was very positive and are sorry that our location impacted your enjoyment. Our location outside the park does make it a stretch for the traditional two game drives with...

Dursley, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 October 2014

We had a great time at this lodge and their helpfulness extended to finding the toggle off my rucksack which I had dropped! The staff were extremely helpful and friendly and the food was excellent. Room (in the stone house) was spacious with amazing views.

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Dear Ian R, We're delighted you had such a great time with us and that the lodge staff were able to find the dropped part from your rucksack. We really appreciate your taking the time to write a review. Annie Birch, Marketing ~ Simba Portfolio Lodges

Olympia, Washington
Reviewed 24 October 2014

This lodge was our favorite of the 6 places we stayed in Tanzania. The rooms were lovely. The staff really knew how to provide great service without being bothersome. The views were fantastic from our porch. The open air shower was very refreshing. Can't say enough about the hospitality and great food.

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

Dear Guest, We're so happy to read your fabulous review. It seems you liked everything about your stay with us, especially the rooms, views, outdoor showers, food and most of all the service. We'll be sure to pass your praises on to the staff. Annie Birch, Marketing~ Simba Portfolio

Corvallis, Oregon
Reviewed 23 October 2014

Serengeti Simba Lodge offers lovely accomodations with beautiful views. The "tented cabins" are much more luxurious than this description suggests. And the main lodge is a special place to sit and look out over the Serengeti Plains.

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Dear Oregon Travellers, Thanks so much for your "excellent" review. We're more than pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us so much. As a valued Trip Advisor member your comments are even more appreciated. Annie Birch, Marketing ~ Simba Portfolio

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Family Rooms
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  • 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 

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Address: Ikona Wildlife Management Area, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Serengeti National Park
Price Range: $420 - $669 (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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“Less walking uphill if you are closer to the lodge, but the further ones have better views.”
 of 5 bubbles 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!”
 of 5 bubbles 384marionc, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Let the manager know if you need to be located near the lodge.”
 of 5 bubbles NTPMHU, 10 Jul 2016 | Read review
“the secluded rooms further away from the common areas are the best as they are the ones with amazing views and verandas.”
 of 5 bubbles loin21, 14 Jun 2016 | Read review
“"all rooms have got the best views with the most excellent facilities"”
 of 5 bubbles Puchepanesar, 13 Jun 2016 | Read review
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