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Samburu Simba Lodge

Buffalo Springs Game Reserve, Buffalo Springs Game Reserve, Kenya
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

My daughter and I stayed at Samburu Simba Lodge for two nights. Our room and bathroom were both a good size and clean. The view was amazing. But the thing that made this hotel so special were the staff. The electricity was turned off from 11pm until 5am on our first night, (of which we were informed about when we... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

Very limited electricity hours. Wifi was basically available in the bar/lounge area, but not functioning the whole 2 days. They where not able nor in anyway interested to fix it. During the day it got extremely hot in the room and since electricity was turned off you could not even use the small ventilator. Food was something between average and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

The lodge is well located in one part of the Samburu reserve. Rooms are pretty big with very nice landscape. Outdoor pool in which you can swim and look to the reserve and enjoy the great views. Service was very good. The only things they can improve a bit is the food: Lunch & Dinner are OK, Breakfast the variety... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

beautiful place right on the river,this means you might get crocodiles on the lawn but there is always a man with a stick to protect you!The baboons know him and run.Its a beautiful national park full of amazing animals we were not disappointed. The rooms were spacious and clean.The staff were lovely all singing and dancing to bring me a... More 

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Samburu Simba Lodge made the trip so comfortable, happy and beautiful. The staff over there are so welcoming. The services they provide are too good and ready on spot whenever needed. Food provided here is excellent. I am really impressed! The safari in forest , view from the balcony of the room I stayed..Wow!!! Amazing! I will definitely suggest this... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

First of all the resort is not inside the samburu national park. Entrance to samburu national park takes 45 minutes from the resort. Food is really terrible. Not much options for Vegetarians. Rooms are not the best. No wifi in the resort. Also no credit card based payment facility available in the lodge. Facility mentioned on the lodge website were... More 

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Murrieta, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The pool at this lodge is about the only aspect, worthy of a stay. It is refreshing in hot weather and looks over the water hole where elephants sightings are very common. The hotel had significantly limited hours of electricity, as did several other lodges at which we stayed, but it was so hot during our stay and the ventilation... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Food was good and the atmosphere was quite nice. Very nice rooms and the pool area was a great place to relax after a wonderful game drive. The game reserve was one of my favourite during my 12 day stay in the Kenya area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

In the overall Samburu Reserve is a great place to view wildlife and the fascinating landscape but Samburu Simba Lodge is a great place to stay in. The unique location which gives a clear view of wildlife roaming on the plains. The rooms are clean and comfortable while meals are delicious. The staff is also very friendly and caring.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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