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Samburu Simba Lodge

Buffalo Springs Game Reserve, Buffalo Springs Game Reserve, Kenya
Samburu Simba Lodge

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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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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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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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nairobi
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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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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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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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