My recent stay at the Serengeti Simba Lodge with my friends was one of my best experiences in the wild. As I walked into the Stone House my eyes were griped to the awesome view of the Serengeti planes from my room. I was stolen away by the amazing views. I could see a migration of zebras far away, they looked like infants walking, as I looked closely through the clear glass window I felt as if I was walking with them.
The lush landscape around the lodge and the cool breeze as I walked from the lounge to the stone house was so refreshing. I really enjoyed sitting at the pool side with an amazing sun set over the plains. Another highlight was the traditional tribal dance of the Ikoma around the fire place in the evening. The dancers wore colorful outfits and energetically danced to the traditional drum beats, we could not resist joining them towards the end!
After the hot refreshing shower, we went for dinner. The guard was standing outside our room, ready to escort us to the lounge. There was a variety of food at the lodge. The waiters were extremely helpful and caring. The food was great! The lodge is eco friendly and runs on solar power but there is generator power to assist with the charging of our electronics.
At night I could hear sounds of different animals at a distant which just felt magical and waking up to the sunrise was just amazing. It was sad leaving the lodge I wish I could stay longer! I would extremely recommend Serengeti Simba lodge to any traveler seeking for a unique experience in the wild.
- 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