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Ikona Wildlife Management Area, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
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Serengeti Simba Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Centennial, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our safari company "upgraded" us to the Serengeti Simba lodge instead of the Serengeti Sopa. We weren't particularly happy about this since the Simba lodge is at least a hour from the Seronera where we had planned to be and where our flight to Zanzibar was leaving. The Simba lodge is on top of a large hill with tented cabins... More

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Carefree, Arizona
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
24 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

The Lodge is set on a fairly steep hill that rises above the beautiful Serengeti, and as one drives up the rocky access road, there is little indication of how special this place is. We proceeded through the modest entry and lobby to the back patio, and began to see the magic of this place, above the Serengeti, with landscapes... More

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

Dear AJ and MR, Thanks ever so much for taking the time to post your comments about your stay with us here on Trip Advisor. As a Top Contributor we know you're frequent travellers and we value your opinion. We're delighted you found so much to enjoy about your stay with us and that the staff made your visit so... More

Barlaston
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We stayed there 4 nights and felt like members of the family. The "tents" are well spaced out on the hill side and we were facing east with a great view of the plain and excellent sunrises. Our tent (Elephant) was immaculate. Lighting at night is not sufficient for reading, but then we came to Simba because we wanted to... More

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

Dear MichelCoulon, Wow! Thank you for such a great review. Your insight into what Serengeti Simba Lodge is all about is spot on. We are so happy that the lodge met your needs so completely and that the staff made your birthday a special happening. As you mention, our lodge is surrounded by wildlife even though we are outside the... More

Sofia, Bulgaria
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Simba lodge is perfect place to stay during your safari is Serengeti. Clean, well arranged, attractive. Very good service, firendly staff and tasty food. They even invited local dancers to make program for our group. I was very impressed. Thank you !

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

Dear Kalina, Thanks so much for taking the time to post your review of Serengeti Simba Lodge here on Trip Advisor. The Management and Staff are happy you were impressed! More

Bergen, Norway
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Our stay at Simba Lodge was an outstanding experience. The staff was very friendly and accomodating, the rooms were clean and very well equipped, and the view was breathtaking. Add that the food was tasty and of high quality. We would love to come back.

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

Dear Hanne K, Thank you for the lovey review. We're delighted that you found the lodge wonderful in many ways. We do hope that you'll be able to come back and visit us again! Annie Birch Marketing, Simba Portfolio More

Perth, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

I stayed two nights and was very satisfied with their services. The tour company I went with 'DOTCOM SAFARI based in Moshi, turned out to be not good at all. They sent me in a Dodgy car which was automatic and not strong enough for the roads in the wild. The car broke down in the middle of Serengeti...some tourists... More

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

Dear YoginaS, Thank you for taking the time to review Serengeti Simba Lodge here on Trip Advisor. We really appreciate it when our guests enjoy their stay as much as you did. We're very sorry you were disappointed with your tour operator and glad the staff at the lodge could help out. Thank you for recommending us to your friends.... More

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

We had a fantastic time at the Simba Lodge - friendly staff, beautiful rooms with breathtaking views, the best food we ate during our two weeks in Africa, and a lovely place to come back to at the end of a fun but very long day! Thank you for your hospitality and for the beautiful reception when we arrived for... More

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

Dear Melzy, Thank you so much for the review. We're delighted you chose to spend your honeymoon with us and are very happy everything met your expectations and beyond. We always do our best to make 'honeymooners' feel special. We hope you'll be back for an anniversary! Annie Birch Marketing Simba Portfolio More

Stockholm, Sweden
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We stayed two nights with our Swedish group and were very satisfied. Beautiful view and nice tents. Food was ok. Good with Eco camps and sun power. Resting at the pool was another advantage. Hope to be back next year.

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Park City, Utah
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Fantastic lodge. Our best stay in Tanzania. Great views from every room. Bill and Steve were our guides for the game drives and did an amazing job. They are on your schedule and cater to whatever desire you have for game viewing and making your trip a success. The driver and guide are very knowledgable about the park and the... More

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Longmont, Colorado
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Everything about the Serengeti Simba was first rate! The lodge is beautiful with a forever-view pool and a deck with an incredible view. Our tent room was big, clean, comfortable, luxurious and I loved the outdoor stone shower! The views from the tents are amazing! The staff was genuine, friendly, and incredibly helpful in all ways. I saw one of... More

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Additional Information about Serengeti Simba Lodge

Address: Ikona Wildlife Management Area, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Serengeti National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 65 Specialty lodging in Serengeti National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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