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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.
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Free Internet
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Breakfast included
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Outdoor pool
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Getting there
Seronera Airport34 km
Kirawira B Aerodrome45 km
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All reviews outdoor shower swimming pool hill top sunrise and sunset views main park rooms were very clean veranda watching individual huts hill overlooking bumpy road sweeping views ikoma gate elephants trumpeting safari guide lovely pool night safari hot water
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just Awesome - Can not express in words how happy our family was to have spent close to 9 nights in different SIMBA LODGES - a very very special thanks to Ms Lakshmi whom we came across by accident during my google search for a...More

Thank sandyroy29
Response from SimbaPortfolio, Guest Relations Manager at Serengeti Simba LodgeResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Thanks so very much for this wonderful review. We're so happy you found Lakshmi who is very competent indeed and sounds like you had the perfect family safari. Super that you got to experience all our lodges and we appreciate your high recommendation....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my partner have returned from a 2 night stay at this breathtaking location. Located 30min drive from Serengeti national park, it's high location provides superb picture postcard views for miles around. We stayed in a very spacious rondavel, within was a very comfortable...More

Thank OB375
Response from SimbaPortfolio, Guest Relations Manager at Serengeti Simba LodgeResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Guests, Thanks so much for sharing your experience here on Trip Advisor. We're delighted you enjoyed the wonderful views and our unique accommodation. How lucky that you got to experience the migration too. Kenneth and his team appreciate your wonderful comments. The Marketing Team...More

Reviewed 3 November 2018

We stayed at Simba Lodge from October 16th to 20th 2018 Fantastic unforgettable stay. We had the Waterbuck roundal. What fantastic views of the Serengeti plains. Sat on the balcony and watched the start of the great widerbeast migration returning South, and a family of...More

Thank Martin D
Response from SimbaPortfolio, Guest Relations Manager at Serengeti Simba LodgeResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear guest, What a wonderful stay you had at Serengeti Simba Lodge! Thanks for sharing your experience here on Trip Advisor and for recommending us to future travellers. However, we're so sorry you had issues with the food and we've notified the lodge and F&B...More

Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

I can’t believe that such a fantastic hotel was built in such a remote location. This hotel was a highlight of our trip. The staff was exceptional and all spoke English conversationally. The rooms were beautiful and very comfortable. The sunrise and sunset views were...More

Thank chasequam
Response from SimbaPortfolio, Guest Relations Manager at Serengeti Simba LodgeResponded 19 October 2018

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for this wonderful review! We're delighted to hear you had such a great stay at Serengeti Simba Lodge and appreciate you taking the time to post your recommendation here on Trip Advisor. Everyone associated with our lodge is happy...More

Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

We stayed in Serengeti Simbirsk lodge recently. The place is amazing - beautiful views, very good food, lodges are very cosy and stylish and excellent service - one of the best we ever had! They went an extra mile to make our stay unforgettable -...More

Thank PaulF2579
Response from SimbaPortfolio, Guest Relations Manager at Serengeti Simba LodgeResponded 23 September 2018

Dear PaulF2579 We're delighted you loved your stay at Serengeti Simba and thank you for the high praise of the service, food and accommodation. We totally agree that the views are fantastic. We're very happy you could stay with us and really appreciate your recommendation....More

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Munir K
29 September 2016|
Response from Annie B | Property representative |
Hi Munir, If you'll email us directly we'll get back to you with our child policy. Thanks!
Herb S
22 March 2015|
Response from Annie B | Property representative |
Hi Herb, The rooms are all solar powered so there are lights for 24 hours. It's low lighting but it's sufficient. For charging purposes the generator is on about 3 hours in the morning and 3-4 in the evening and there is a... More
Wambui G
2 January 2015|
Response from Annie B | Property representative |
Hello, Serengeti Simba Lodge is located just outside Serengeti National Park in the Ikona Wildlife Management Area. It's about 7kms from the Ft Ikoma Gate of the park which is north and central. The gate is about an hours... More
Room Tips
"Outer rooms in the periphery of the hill top lodge has a view of Serengati National Park - WB migrations..."
2 weeks ago
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"You can't go wrong with any of them."
9 Sep 2018
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"We stayed in WaterBuck and that was the best room directly overviewing the Serengati"
27 Jul 2018
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"I will advise to select a room far from the reception, to better enjoy the view from the balcony"
12 Jun 2018
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