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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed September 3, 2013

This wonderful lodge was our home for two nights - on top of the hill, top service, and top quality accomodation plus a wonderful view. After a full safari-day on the plains of Serengeti you really looked forward relaxing by the pool, take a shower in the out-door bath attached to the room, and enjoy the buffet-dinner and good RSA-wine

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auroraafrica, Marketing Manager/Guest Relations at Serengeti Simba Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your thoughts about Serengeti Simba here on Trip Advisor. We're so glad you and your family had a wonderful time here and enjoyed our amazing view. Annie Birch, Marketing ~ Simba Portfolio

London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 28, 2013

Cannot comment enough about this amazing lodge. Out of all 3 of the hotels we stayed at during our safari trip, this was by far the best. In terms of view, food, service, hospitality- this is hands down the best of the best! From the moment we arrived, we were welcomed with open arms. The staff are extremely friendly, the...

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auroraafrica, Marketing Manager/Guest Relations at Serengeti Simba Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review. It's a real pleasure to know that we rated so highly with you and you had a super experience at Serengeti Simba Lodge. We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with the Trip Advisor community Annie Birch, Marketing ~ Simba Portfolio

Reviewed August 25, 2013

We stayed 2 nights here on a fly in safari. We were picked up by our guides from Simba Lodge (Steve and Bill) at the airport and went straight on our game drive. For about 6 hours we were treated to a whole host of wildlife- giraffe, lion kill, leopard, zebra, hippo, elephant, etc. Both Bill and Steve had excellent...

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Lucyandben: Thank you for your wonderful review. We're so glad we were able to fulfill your expectations and that you found so much to enjoy about staying with us. Annie Birch, Marketing Simba Portfolio

Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed August 24, 2013

This is the end of our 33-day tour through southern and East Africa. We were staying at the Serengeti Simba Lodge for four days. They passed in a hurry. We usually left before sunrise and returned at sunset. The Chef packed us some very nice picnic lunches - with everything imaginable - for our safaris. The staff was truly excellent....

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auroraafrica, Marketing Manager/Guest Relations at Serengeti Simba Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about Serengeti Simba Lodge. We're happy you found your experience to be very good overall and that you had a wonderful trip through Africa and that we were able to provide a lovely ending for your safari. We're also quite fond of the Simba Dance Troupe! Annie Birch, Marketing Simba...

Paris, France
Reviewed August 21, 2013

Because of the Hotel, we had to have breakfast and dinner with our driver at the hotel. In an honey moon where you are looking for some time alone with your wife, It was not a good moment... We were only two couples in the hotel and they did not provide us the best room. Others rooms with better view...

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Thank you for your honest review. Our policy of guides eating with guests is not a must, but is one of three options available for them. We're very sorry you were uncomfortable on your honeymoon. SSL always make a special effort for honeymooners and we're not aware of any room on the property that does not have an amazing view....

St. Helena, California
Reviewed August 20, 2013

I have stayed at Serengeti Simba twice in March 2012 and June 2013. I would go back in an instant! The setting is gorgeous, overlooking the Serengeti. You will be treated to stunning sunrises and sunsets. The staff are welcoming, attentive and knowledgeable. The rooms are very large, beautifully decorated with a luxurious bathroom: soaking tubs, outdoor showers, bath products!...

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Thank you so much for your stellar review. We were delighted when you opted to return again this year with your family and are so happy that you, and they, enjoyed the lodge. We do hope you'll come back again. Annie Birch ~ Marketing and Guest Relations, Serengeti Simba Lodge

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 12, 2013

This hotel was amazing. The view from our room was breathtaking and we woke up extra early on the advice of the staff to watch sunrise and we weren't disappointed. We sat there and slowly watched it become from night to day and view was amazing. We had a room that was furtherest out on the hill and so we...

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Thank you for your five star review in all categories and your great recommendation. We're so happy you enjoyed your visit to the Serengeti and with us at Serengeti Simba Lodge. Annie Birch, Marketing and Guest Relations ~ Serengeti Simba Lodge

Linden
Reviewed August 7, 2013

We loved the way the dining room had been built into the rocks. The deck outside was the perfect place to relax with a cold beer after a long game drive. A very friendly and attentive staff,serve good food with a smile. The rooms are spacious and the shower is wonderful. The lighting in the rooms runs off batteries and...

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auroraafrica, Marketing Manager/Guest Relations at Serengeti Simba Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your positive review on Trip Advisor. It means a lot to us that you shared your opinions with other travellers. We also love our unique dining room built around the kopje and are glad you enjoyed it. Annie Birch, Marketing and Guest Relations, Serengeti Simba Lodge

Westerlo, Belgium
Reviewed August 3, 2013

It all starts with a very warm welcome when you arrive after game driving in the park. Very nice staff , great service. The cottages are very big , large bathroom , outside shower. Nice view from your room to see sunrise and at the terrace of the bar/restaurant to see sunset. Very nice restaurant , food buffet , but...

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auroraafrica, Marketing Manager/Guest Relations at Serengeti Simba Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very positive review and your recommendation. As a senior contributor, your opinions are highly respected. We work very hard to ensure our meal boxes are of a high standard and are delighted you found them so. We're very happy your stay was so enjoyable Annie Birch, Marketing and Guest Relations for Serengeti Simba Lodge

Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

At a hill top is the Simba lodge situated. You will find all what you would expect to make your stay a moment to remember. Perfect infrastructure (incl free wifi in the middle of Serengetti!, swimming pool, sundowner, nice staff, excellent food, nice bungalow style housing and animals eating around your bungalow whilst you are resting in the bed :-)...

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auroraafrica, Marketing Manager/Guest Relations at Serengeti Simba Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. Kenneth and Bill are a great team and we're very glad they made your stay easier for you and your daughter. We're very happy you enjoyed everything about the lodge and thank you for telling Trip Advisor readers about it.

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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Airport Transportation
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 

Additional Information about Serengeti Simba Lodge

Address: Ikona Wildlife Management Area, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Serengeti National Park
Price Range: $317 - $510 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Serengeti Simba Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 21
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“Rooms with best views are furthest from the lobby.”
854ChrisL, Mar 9, 2017 | Read review
“Bring an extra flashlight as it gets real dark at night.”
821phyllisc, Feb 11, 2017 | Read review
“Less walking uphill if you are closer to the lodge, but the further ones have better views.”
EdA27, Dec 6, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are mainly solar power so you will need to plan around times for charging items as well as Internet access. Unfortunately these times overlap. Request a room where you can see the sunrise!”
384marionc, Oct 25, 2016 | Read review
“Let the manager know if you need to be located near the lodge.”
NTPMHU, Jul 10, 2016 | Read review
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