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California
Reviewed 8 January 2017

The Mara Simba Lodge was a great lodge to stay at during our trip to the Mara. We had a group of 10 traveling and the Simba Lodge was perfect for us. The rooms were very clean and comfortable and service was impeccable. We really enjoyed the buffets during breakfast and dinner and found plenty of variety in the food...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Was here for 2nights on a 5 day safari, Amazing clean room. Great helpful staff and food. Food was supposed to be buffet however due to it being low season we had set menu's to choose from. Had a monkey come and steal a bread roll at lunch one day. But also saw elephants walking past while having breakfast. Accommodation:...

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1Thank Lois S
Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 28 September 2016

We stayed at Mara Simba Lodge, - as a family with 2 grownups and two children. The rooms are great for families with big clean rooms. The staff was friendly and helpful, the food was great and the location is awesome. The location is perfect as a starting point to go on a safari in the Masai Mara. We did...

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1Thank Trine Lise K
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Our room had a good view of the river where we got to see bucks and hippos wondered down to grab a drink. The lodge is a good location to get in the safari park which is a winner! The dinner buffet was good. lots of chioce and its cooked well. We didnt have to worry about going hungry. The...

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Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

This lodge is located outside the Masai Mara park and on a tributary to the Mara River. If you accept this is a wilderness lodge, and are aware of the limitations of it location, then it is absolutely brilliant. However be aware: 1. It's location means getting there is not easy (yes the trip from the nearest air strip sis...

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3Thank Alex S
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We traveled at the end if August 2016 for the wildebeest migration. We stayed two nights at sopa Mara lodge and one night at Mara Simba Lodge. My husband and I had a tent room and my sister and her boyfriend had a standard room. The tent room has lots of lizards crawling about. Ewww!! The tent room was so...

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San Francisco
Reviewed 19 August 2016

We would have loved to have given this a 5 star review, but can't. The staff and rooms were great but the hotel really caters to Asians. The food was just ok, not the best that we had in Kenya. It was packed and we were the only non asians there. The bar had asian game tables, the TV in...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Spent two nights at this lodge and was very pleased with the quality of the service. The wifi access was awesome! The rooms were very spacious--the bathroom facilities could use an upgrade, though. The children really enjoyed the many monkeys and the pool. The one thing our group didn't enjoy much was the food - the only porridge option at...

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1Thank Visitor_in_Dar
Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 16 August 2016

I see a lot of wonderful reviews, so I suppose it depends on what you are looking for. I had specified I wanted luxury tent type lodging, so was disappointed when my agency gave us this. It was crowded and seemed like someone let out a couple of tour buses. And I felt I was staying at a Motel 6...

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Beijing, China
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Amazing room very close to nature. You can see monkeys, elephant, crocodile and etc. near the room or the bar. And not far away from the hotel we have seen giraffe and visited Masai village which is very interesting too.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access

Additional Information about Mara Simba Lodge

Address: C14, Keekorok (Masai Mara Reserve) | Talek River, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Masai Mara National Reserve
Hotel Class:4 star — Mara Simba Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 84
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Mara Simba Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
Mara Simba Lodge Kenya/Masai Mara National Reserve
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