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 lodge property in Buffalo Springs. The Simba Lodge at that time was still under construction.
Low and behold my annual lodge was severely damaged and permanently closed in 2009 due to a powerful flash river flood. When considering other lodges within the three adjacent game parks, the Simba Lodge was the best option.
Travelling north from Nairobi, the Simba Lodge is in a convenient location only 1/2 hour from the park entrance and guest will enjoy breathtaking views of the plains, river & distant mountains.
When sitting on your private balcony there is always a National Geographic picture unfolding in front of you.
The rooms are clean, large and maintained. The public areas are comfortable and also offer great views of the surrounding area. I always have found the staff to be attentive, polite, and friendly.
The restaurant offers a good variety during breakfast, lunch & dinner.
The lodge grounds are tidy and include an inviting infinity pool.... Hey, travellers come on now, don't expect a heated swimming pool..... Swimming pools generally in any country along the equator are only heated by the sun. On a hot day after a game drive a cooler pool is welcoming.
Be cautious of the hot water when showing.
There isn't any wifi at the lodge, and therefore one major suggestion I would have is for the Samburu Simba Lodge to "get with the times". Travellers would love to kick back and relax following and adventurous game drive and share their experiences with family & friends back home. Business people like myself would like the opportunity to touch base with the office.
The afternoon & evenings are quiet as the lodge does not offer any entertainment of any kind. I think all guests staying at this Simba lodge would greatly appreciate the addition of wifi.
(Also, so many hotels, airports etc around the world offer free wifi.... That might be an added plus for this Simba Lodge)
Come on Simba, it's 2014, even my 10 year old granddaughter is connected.......
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- Also Known As:
- Samburu Simba Hotel Kenya