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4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Buffalo Springs Game Reserve, Buffalo Springs Game Reserve, Kenya
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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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family safari, organised to perfection by Gamewatchers, started in this beautiful lodge. The setting was perfect and so close to the animals. Our rooms were all well appointed with beautiful views. The restaurant service was excellent and our waiter, Joseph was so kind and helpful, even to getting our pancakes for us rather than have us queue for them!... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Although the name of the lodge is called Samburu Simba Lodge, it is actually located in the Buffalo Springs Game Reserve. Samburu is the neighbouring game park. It must be for marketing proposes since Samburu is more widely known. In previous years I had always stayed in Samburu but something tweaked me in 2008 to go and inspect a new... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Visited Chyulu National Park recently and as accommodation in this area is scarce, decided to spend the night at Hunter's lodge. The lodge is currently under renovation, but nonetheless the room charges were atrocious at $75. When we got to our room, we were told it's a nice room. The TV was not working, there was water in the bathroom... More

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Amazing views, rooms, service and excursions. Brilliant couple of nights to start off our safari. A prime spot for seeing elephants. The monkeys were also very entertaining, although I could imagine them being a problem over longer stays, as they seemed to have little fear of humans, and stole food from the tables. A brilliant range of food and desserts,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Stunning place to stay. Low season and personal brilliant service all the way. Magical cooling off in pool watching elephants do the same in the water hole. Food delicious. Well worth the drive from Nairobi.

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St Austell, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We had a really great time over New Year. Staff were attentive and the setting just stunning. Great game viewing and always good to return to Lodge. Infinity drop pool overlooking the bush. Peaceful. We'd love to go again.

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

A really enjoyable weekend. Would do it again in a minute. Lots of animals and trails. We drove our own vehicle so we were able to enjoy the wildlife at our own pace. Food was buffet style. The service and attention to detail was terrific.

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Mel, Italy
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

I enjoyed how this lodge was tucked away in the reserve it is a very nice place to have a peice of mind and be on a real vacation, it is strategically placed for quality game drives, booked in by Affable tours and safaris, try the lodge while in Samburu, great Maasai community too.

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Top Contributor
172 reviews 172 reviews
70 hotel reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Very well located for game drives round Samburu. Friendly staff. It was pretty quiet but we were given a downstairs room crawling with bugs, especially after we incautiously left the balcony doors ajar around dusk. After that there were hundreds of insects flying and crawling around, including the biggest beetle we've ever seen, at least 10cm long. That lot necessitated... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

was here in December 2011 during Christmas for 2 nights . lovely staff and the food was good. the little touches for the Christmas feel was good.rooms were good and spacy loved the view as well and good attention to detail. safaris - the zebra and giraffes are different here compared to mara and other parks. u get to see... More

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Address: Buffalo Springs Game Reserve, Buffalo Springs Game Reserve, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Eastern Province > Buffalo Springs Game Reserve
Hotel Class:4 star — Samburu Simba Lodge 4*
Also Known As:
Samburu Simba Hotel Kenya

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