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Simba Safari Camp
Berkeley,CA
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42 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Budget Lodging near QENP”
Reviewed July 18, 2012

We found this lodge to be so-so. We stayed in the tents and the locks didn't work. There wasn't TP in the bathrooms, and the food was ridiculously over-priced. But the location is good and there is a large community area.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Prevessin Moens, France
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Reviewed May 10, 2012

We have been there end of april 2012 with our two kids. We had reserved the family cottage and it was great. It is a budget lodge so it's not the big luxury but it's clean,quiet and the family cottage is big. There is 5 beds inside + a baby crib.There is also a small sofa inside plus a nice veranda with chairs outside.The location is perfect; really close to the Queen Elizabeth. The food was also good and i was amazed to see that it was always ready on time. I also think it's a great value for the price.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2012

This is a budget camp. BUT: everything was fine:the food , the bar, the rooms, the service was very good. A relaxed atmosphere..what do you need more.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed January 30, 2012

Initially messed up our booking but put right by the staff.
The rest of our stay was good, nice location, more than adequate rooms and the food was okay.
Considering the price we paid we thought this was great value.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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Kampala
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Reviewed January 23, 2012

Good budget safari camp, range of accommodations and pricing. Very clean and I was impressed with the enormous towels and linen, considering the price. Would certainly stay again. Booking was messed up a little and communication by telephone a little taxing, but it was quickly remedied and I was very satisfied in the end. Food great and beers reasonably priced. On ordering food, we were given a time that our food would be served, and they almost made it to the second! Convenient location for the park, just a few minutes drive away. Depending on your arrival time, it might be possible to save money on park fees by staying outside the park.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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Slovakia
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2011

From my point of view very nice place to stay especially if U like places with spirit and not just spotless places that doesn’t fit into the local nature and parks. Nicely done camp with different options of accommodation (I was staying in “banda” – nice and clean room with toilet and shower and hot water, towels, and soaps…all included. There is also a place to put your luggage and clothes – even some hangers). Generally the room is very nice, only think that I find a bit not practical is the mosquito net that looks nice but once is opened the insect can enter very easily and it’s hard to get rid of it. There is also cosy bar/restaurant with really nice food. Price of the drinks is comparable with any other places I have visited in Uganda. Stuff in the Simba seemed to me very friendly, helpful and even capable! From the places I’ve stayed in was this one I prefer the most.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2011

A really nice place to stay. No big luxury, but the place has a style and spirit that I very much liked, built with natural materials, wood and stone, simple but nice, and very clean. We stayed in a triple room (but just two people in), which was ok - plus all the rooms have a small terrace/verandah in front of them, where you can just sit and chill, which is very nice. There's hot water, though the pressure in the showers is relatively low, though that is understandable since they use a solar-pumping system.

The food was lovely (they somehow managed the omnipresent ugandan vegetable curry thing taste different!), AND they cater for vegetarians.

My biggest praise, though, goes to the very friendly and agreeable staff, and the management. The evening we arrived, at about 10:30pm we found out that there was a small problem/misunderstanding from the touroperator in the organisation of our activities for the following day. In spite of the late hour, the manager of Simba solved the situation and organised everything so that by 6:30 the following morning all was perfectly in order. Probably the best and most efficient problem-solving experience we've had throughout our stay in Uganda! Well done!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Simba Safari Camp
Address: Queen Elizabeth National Park 33024, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Western Region > Queen Elizabeth National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 32 Specialty Lodging in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Simba Safari Camp is a safari accommodation on the border of Queen Elizabeth National Park and only 2 km from the equator. Located on a hill it offers spectacular views of Lake George, the Kazinga Channel and the savannah plains teemed with wildlife. The camp offers 11 spacious rooms with en suite facilities and private verandas, as well as 4 dormitory rooms and a campsite. A restaurant and well-stocked bar are also available. ... more   less 
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Simba Safari Camp Hotel Queen Elizabeth National Park
Simba Safari Camp Uganda/Queen Elizabeth National Park

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