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Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge

Certificate of Excellence
Moi South Lake Rd, Naivasha, Kenya
Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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65 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is a picturesque space near lake Naivasha. My friend and I stopped in for an evening drink and poolside relaxation and it was straight out of a story book. The woods in the back of the lodge and the access to the lake was incredibly beautiful. While there getting to observe live zebra, buk and giraffe was such... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge is a very well kept secret. The ambiance is unmatched if you're looking for rusty, maintained yet mature landscape with the a beautiful views of Lake Naivasha. Open your room curtain and the wildlife are right next to your room day and night, amazing! The service was impeccable, the food very tasty with loads of variety... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Rooms and hotel cleanliness was great. The hotel has a swimming pool and a great playground area for kids. The best part of the hotel is the gardens, where you can see wild animals in close interaction with you as they are moving free in the gardens. You can see Zebras, Gazelles, Monkeys, birds, etc

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Nyeri, Kenya
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A mild, cool, refreshing atmosphere, helpful staff, awesome rooms with great view. The food was utterly delicious and the quantities were just adequate. Loved the way waterbucks were just strolling outside my window. Magical! Didnt need to put the TV on!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Returning to Simba Lodge more than 10 years later, I was pleased to find that the solid construction of the accommodation blocks had held its own. The rooms were pleasant to sleep in. I especially liked the sunken lounge. Satellite TV service was good enough for entertainment in the evenings after dinner. You will have to be careful concerning your... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I really really wanted to like this lodge, but for the price, I just can't justify giving it a good rating. The grounds are absolutely lovely and I really enjoyed spending mornings walking around the property and beyond among giraffes, zebras, and waterbuck. However, everything else was very mediocre for the price the lodge charges. Rooms were okay, but beds... More 

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hamme - belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We arrived late for lunch but, nevertheless, the hotel made no problem at all to let us lunch - the buffet is excellent. The rooms are really beautiful with a view on the garden where zebra's, impala's and other are peacefully grazing. As it was low season, there were not so many guests in the hotel and this made the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Recently spent a week at Simba Lodge while participating in a training event. The lodge is quite and all rooms have spectacular views of the acacia trees with zebra and waterbuck wandering around. You can walk down to the edge of Lake Naivasha easily, though due to wandering buffalo and hippos taking a guide is recommended (this has no charge... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Calm area to be in. Lodge has very beautiful scenery with Zebras and Waterbuck walking around the premises... You have to be in such a place to appreciate.... Dinner was super great and thank God it was not fully booked at the tyme.. Staff are welcoming and ready to offer assistance whenever needed. Best tyme is during the sun set... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Went for a weekend get away and it was amazing from the room to the grounds to the nature walk wow its just to good also the food was very delicious there was a small confusion in my father in law's food but the chefs and the restaurant manager were so coperative and made sure we get what we had... More 

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