We stayed 2 nights at Simba as part our safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
The location is very good, just outside of the National Park,
We were in the dorms - The facilities were pretty good, with well maintained shower and toilet block and - and there were warm showers!
The electricity is inconsistent, and runs from a generator - but that's not unusual nor a problem!
Unfortunately, we had two significant issues. Firstly, the food - whilst the quality was OK - the costs were much, much higher than similar accommodation in the region. For example - in a local restaurant a hearty, veggie lunch cost 4,000 shillings (about US$1.50), at Simba dinner (potato curry and rice) cost nearly 5 times that - not great when you're budgeting for 'average' prices. Breakfast was extra, as was dessert.
More worryingly was the cleanliness.
The dorm had a rat in it, spotted making a dash for the bed and one bed had a few mouse or rat droppings in it.... I appreciate this is a far-flung part of the world, but rats are inexcusable...
The options in this part of the world are limited, but I would be willing to look to pay more (particularly if the meals balance out the costs a little) than return to Simba.More
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