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Karatu Simba Lodge

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Overview
4.5 Km From Main Ngorongoro Rd Village of Rhotia, Karatu Tanzania See on map
AMENITIES
Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Family Rooms
3.5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This hotel was excellent. The rooms are separate from the main lodge, but the staff makes it a comfortable to traverse. They also prepare the beautiful rooms for you after sunset. There is limited internet and power due to the remote location, but we did...More

Thank chasequam
Response from SimbaPortfolio, Guest Relations Manager at Karatu Simba LodgeResponded 2 days ago

Dear Guest, Thanks for the review and the "excellent" recommendation. We're happy you enjoyed your stay with us. The Marketing Team ~ Simba Portfolio Lodges

Reviewed 6 days ago

Karatu Simba is between national parks-about 80 minutes from Tarangire National Park and a few hours from Serengeti National Park. Leaving the main road, we travelled along a dirt road for a number of kilometres. I think you’d stay at this lodge if you were...More

Thank Mick B
Response from SimbaPortfolio, Guest Relations Manager at Karatu Simba LodgeResponded 2 days ago

Dear Guest, We're happy you enjoyed your stay at Karatu Simba Lodge. This lodge is conveniently located to Tarangire and Lake Manayara national parks plus the Ngorongoro Conservation area and Lake Eyasi to visit the tribal communities. Thanks for staying with us and for the...More

Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Was pleasantly surprised by this peaceful and serene lodge just outside Ngorogoro Crater. Surrounded by farm fields and dense forests, was told that elephants sometimes come and visit. Enjoyed the green and lush scenery very much! Staff were so friendly and warm, they all sang...More

Thank Katherine Y
Response from SimbaPortfolio, Guest Relations Manager at Karatu Simba LodgeResponded September 10, 2018

Dear Katherine Y, Thanks so much for this review. Our "tagline" or motto for Karatu Simba Lodge is "Enjoy Peaceful Serenity". We're delighted you had that experience and we appreciate your recommendation of our environment and staff. The Marketing Team ~ Simba Portfolio Lodges

Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

The Simba Lodge is one of the unique places we've visited. Located ~1800 m above sea level and surrounded by vast fields, it provides great views and nature experience. The rooms/tents are spacious, service is excellent, and so was the dining.More

Thank RhRon
Response from SimbaPortfolio, Guest Relations Manager at Karatu Simba LodgeResponded August 21, 2018

Dear Guest, Thanks so much for staying with us and telling the Trip Advisor community about your experience. We're delighted you enjoyed our unique perspective on life in Tanzania and the excellent food and service. We really appreciate your great review and recommendation. The Marketing...More

Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

I stayed twice one night: one night on the way to the North Serengeti and one night on the way back from Ngorongoro! The location is great, the buffet is good, the service is very nice like everywhere in Tanzania! Very good 3G connection, which...More

Thank T2Steph
Response from SimbaPortfolio, Guest Relations Manager at Karatu Simba LodgeResponded August 7, 2018

Dear Guest, Thanks for writing your opinion about Karatu Simba Lodge here on Trip Advisor and for staying with us for two nights. We're happy you were satisfied with the location, wi-fi and our food and service. We're very sorry the second night's stay was...More

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Description
Karatu Simba Lodge offers a slice of life only to be found in rural Tanzania. Located about a thirty-minute drive from the gate of Lake Manyara National Park, approximately four kilometres off the main road to the More entry of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, the lodge is situated next to the Ngorongoro Forest. Accommodation is in individual twin, double or triple cottages or rondavels with canvas walls and solid attached bathroom and shower, tastefully and simply decorated with hand made furniture of African hardwood. Each unit has its own deck with safari chairs for relaxing and viewing the pastoral setting. Guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi in the common areas, an evening campfire and pool with views onto the forest. The lodge is eco-friendly with solar power and hot water and there is a well stocked bar and dining room serving food and coffee fresh from nearby plantations. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Free Internet
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Spa
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
24
Price range
$259 - $289 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Karatu Simba Lodge Tanzania
Location
Tanzania > Arusha Region > Karatu
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
24
Price range
$259 - $289 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Karatu Simba Lodge Tanzania
Location
Tanzania > Arusha Region > Karatu
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Traveler (76)
Room & Suite (22)
Dining (4)
Pool & Beach (4)
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Pat D
July 23, 2017|
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Response from SimbaPortfolio | Property representative |
Hello Pat, We do have laundry services for guests who stay with us for two or more nights. For overnight guests (one night only) this is not possible. As the laundry is line dried and we are in the highlands, depending on... More
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TripMember06092015
June 6, 2017|
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Response from SimbaPortfolio | Property representative |
Hello, The drive from Kilimanjaro International Airport to Karatu Simba Lodge takes about four hours, possibly slightly less depending on conditions. Please note that it is NOT recommended to drive after sunset in Tanzania... More
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Dennis H
June 17, 2016|
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Response from Ajay G | Reviewed this property |
There is always power at the Lodge so there shold not be nay problems charging battries
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Room Tips
"The front line rooms have a good view of the Karatu Valley. To my recollection, we stayed in the ELEPHANT..."
abhijitagnihotri
Jul 27, 2018
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"The rooms on the last row!"
Adventurous_360
Sep 5, 2017
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"Each room was an individual building so I don't think one is better than another."
BFB1953
Feb 2, 2017
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"All rooms have a great sunset view."
Curacaodiver
Oct 26, 2016
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