Serengeti Simba Lodge
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Serengeti Simba Lodge

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4.5
#1 of 1 lodge in Natta
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Mosquito net
Sun terrace
Laundry service
Internet
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Room features
Desk
Safe
Seating area
Clothes rack
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View

Location

Ikoma Wima, Natta Tanzania
Getting there
Kirawira B Aerodrome
44.6 km
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Seronera Airport
363Reviews4Q+A69Room tips

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Colleen M wrote a review Jan 2021
Broadview Heights, Ohio
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My family of 4 spent the last 3 nights of our 8 day safari at Serengeti Simba Lodge in January, 2021. The location is incredible. This eco lodge is literally built into the mountainside. The views are amazing. Our room was very clean and comfortable and the outdoor shower was wonderful! My two teenagers enjoyed the reliable Wi-Fi in the main lodge. Manager Bill and all of the staff were lovely to interact with. We especially enjoyed the food. Our boxed lunches, buffet breakfasts and dinners were the best we experienced of the three places we stayed.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Simba Portfolio, Marketing at Serengeti Simba Lodge
Responded 28 Jan 2021
Dear Guest, We're delighted you had such a fantastic time staying at Serengeti Simba Lodge. Thank you for taking the time to post your thoughts about your experience and the staff here on Trip Advisor. The Marketing Team ~ Simba Portfolio Ldges
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Rachel N wrote a review Aug 2021
USA
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I definitely highly recommend this place to everyone - you don't have to pay thousands of dollars a night to get great service in Serengeti :) I stayed at Simba Lodge for one night as a solo traveller and couldn't have felt more welcome and comfortable. Paul, especially, was such a gem! He was personable, funny and anticipated what I wanted before I even asked. The food is delicious (and there's tons of it!), the drinks are great and the room is beautiful and comfortable. I especially enjoyed the view over the wilderness from my room and the excellent outdoor shower. In the evening the staff lit a fire even though I was the only one there, which was very much appreciated. I was told that this hotel is also part of a management scheme (WMA) in which profits go directly back to the community to encourage them to set aside land for wildlife and benefit from conservation, which I love!!!!
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: All the rooms are excellent and consist of private bungalows
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Response from Simba Portfolio, Marketing at Serengeti Simba Lodge
Responded 10 Aug 2021
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review. We are happy that you appreciate our amiable and dedicated staff. We are glad you enjoyed your experience at Serengeti Simba lodge. We look forward to welcoming you back again.
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nlh_92 wrote a review Feb 2024
Nantwich, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the Serengeti Simba Lodge for two nights during our honeymoon safari, and what an amazing stay it was! The staff here are incredible, they made us feel so special and so welcome from the moment we arrived. We stayed in the Rhino lodge which has the most beautiful views over the Serengeti. We had such lovely touches in our room for our honeymoon, a bottle of champagne in the room, some mars bars in our bed after turn down and petals on the bed both mornings. The chef here is amazing and makes the most delicious food! On our first night there was a thunderstorm, and we were the only guests in the hotel, we were made to feel like royalty! The chef cooked us a beautiful 4 course meal and all the staff looked after us so well. We had a 4am pick up the next morning for our balloon ride, and the guard was waiting for us at our lodge to take us safely to reception. All the staff work so hard, the pool and communal areas are beautifully kept, the rooms are spotless, and the packed safari lunch was so delicious. This lodge is quite a drive out of the Serengeti, but it is worth it. The track to the hotel was tricky due to the weather causing lots of mud, but the experienced drivers get you there safely. Asante Sana to all of the staff at the Serengeti Simba Lodge, thank you for making our stay so special – we hope to return one day.
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Date of stay: January 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Simba Portfolio, Marketing at Serengeti Simba Lodge
Responded 19 Feb 2024
Dear Guest Warm greetings from the lodge. Thank you immensely for choosing Serengeti Simba Lodge as your honeymoon retreat and for taking the time to share your heartfelt experience with us. We are overjoyed to learn that your stay was nothing short of extraordinary and that our team succeeded in making your time with us truly memorable. Your appreciation for our staff's dedication, from the thoughtful gestures in your room to the impeccable service during the thunderstorm, warms our hearts. We are delighted that you enjoyed the culinary delights prepared by our talented chef and that your balloon ride experience was seamless. Your kind words fuel our commitment to delivering exceptional hospitality, and we eagerly await the opportunity to welcome you back to our lodge in the future. Asante Sana for entrusting us with your honeymoon memories.
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nazima b wrote a review Jan 2021
Mombasa, Kenya
5.0 of 5 bubbles
However much i praise simba lodge, i'll not be able to do justice to it. Our stay was fabulous! The owners went out of their way to indulge our wishes (a surprise birthday bash was organised within 2 hours of them knowing we had a birthday toddler in our family group). The staff, services, scenery, rooms, food, everything... 5*****
Simba lodge group, you've won our heart and earned loyal patrons for life.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Simba Portfolio, Marketing at Serengeti Simba Lodge
Responded 5 Jan 2021
Dear Guests, Thank you so much for the five star review. We are so happy you had a wonderful stay at Serengeti Simba Lodge and that the staff was a special help for you and your family. We hope to host you at one of our lodges again soon. The Marketing Team ~ Simba Portfolio Lodges
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Aliasgar K wrote a review July 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have been selling Serengeti Portfolio properties but when visited with my family the service was beyond the expectations.

Their client Handling,food,rooms where absolutely amazing.

I will continue selling their Properties and also recommend tourist to use their properties if you wish to have the different experience and feel at home.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Simba Portfolio, Marketing at Serengeti Simba Lodge
Responded 17 Sept 2020
Dear Friend, First, thank you so much for promoting Simba Portfollo Lodges in your travel business. We're happy you had the time to actually come stay at Serengeti Simba Lodge with your family. We appreciating you putting your thoughts and impressions here on Trip Advisor and are really happy you found the service beyond your expectations. The Marketing Team ~ Simba Portfolio Lodges
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Divy wrote a review Jan 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed at this lodge for 3 days whilst visiting the Serengeti. The place itself is on a hill and you can view the plains below - awesome views! The staff were very friendly especially Kennedy. During our stay we had asked for a custom meal for lunch and the chef actually made what we asked for!!! Thank you so much!!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Simba Portfolio, Marketing at Serengeti Simba Lodge
Responded 15 Jan 2022
Dear Guest Thank you very much for your encouraging comments on the various aspects of our service. We’re glad that our amenities and overall ambiance suited your needs. We are looking forward to seeing you again.
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Sunny G wrote a review Sept 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was an amazing experience! We went on our honeymoon and could not be happier. We stayed at all three Simba Lodges and had a great time out during our safari . Serengeti Simba Lodge was very clean and peaceful. The staff were great and very helpful and went above and beyond. The pool was perfectly situated to see the deep red Serengeti sunset and to secure that fabulous photo!

Food was AMAZING! All the meals were flavorful and delicious. Simba ensured we had a filling lunch packed for each day of our safari. The saying of our guide was "the more you eat the more animals you will see". We can confidently say we saw A LOT of animals (125 + lions included).

This trip would not have been what it was without a great guide. We highly recommend requesting our guide Punk Shangali--knowledgeable, punctual, safe and respectful 10/10. Punk ensured we saw all the animals on our list and was not in any hurry. We got amazing photographs and videos of the Big 5 and much more. He also had a reliable vehicle (which we came to learn is required on the roads, as many other touring vehicles were breaking down).
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Amazing time here and treated great! Easy to have Simba coordinate your stay so you do not have...
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Response from Simba Portfolio, Marketing at Serengeti Simba Lodge
Responded 26 Oct 2023
Dear Guest Warm greetings from the Lodge. We are incredibly grateful for this stellar review and ratings. It makes our day to hear about how much our customers loved their stay at the lodge and the great service they’ve received from our team. Comments like yours make our work worthwhile. We always aim to delight our customers with our customer service and our attention to detail. We look forward to delivering another excellent experience to you next time you visit us.
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Ally M wrote a review Jan 2022
Moshi, Tanzania
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Magical place to be with the nice view of Serengeti. I keep hearing animal voices in the night, the lion one is scary far away but it sound as if it was so closer. The staff are awesome, always smiling and ready to listen to you. The dood was amazing, they hard a different cuisines in the buffet. Just lovely, planning to go back for more adventures. Also without forgetting they arrange the safari for you if you want to go explore the park at reasonable price.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Do your pass online so it can be easy for you to pass quickly in gate both Ngorongoro gate and...
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Response from Simba Portfolio, Marketing at Serengeti Simba Lodge
Responded 15 Jan 2022
Dear Guest Thank you very much for your encouraging comments. We are happy that you appreciate our dedicated staff and you enjoyed the food at the lodge. Do expect enhanced levels of commitment on every visit.
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Jayant S wrote a review Oct 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent service and food. The staff was very courteous. Best location. I will highly recommend to stay at Simba lodge during your visit to Serengeti park. The manager was Indian and he asked the chef to make a special Indian receipe. Each cottage was very nice and isolated from other cottages.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Simba Portfolio, Marketing at Serengeti Simba Lodge
Responded 9 Nov 2022
Dear Guest, Warm greetings from the lodge. We are grateful for this wonderful review. Thank you so much for acknowledging and appreciating the earnest efforts of our staff in making the guests have a memorable stay at the lodge. We hope you'll be able to visit us again soon
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Jenni P wrote a review 17 June
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our stay at Simba Lodge was absolutely wonderful. A special thank you to Samuel for making our visit so memorable with his exceptional hospitality.

The food was fantastic, including our safari lunch boxes.

We stayed in the Waterbuck Room, which provided stunning views overlooking the elephants – truly a sight to behold. Decorated with roses for our honeymoon :)

Simba Lodge combines excellent service, delicious food, and breathtaking scenery for an unforgettable experience. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: June 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Answer from Annie B
Karatu, Tanzania215 contributions93 helpful votes
Hi Munir, If you'll email us directly we'll get back to you with our child policy. Thanks!
Herb S asked a question Mar 2015
Brooklyn, New York2 contributions
is there 24 hour electricity?
Answer from Annie B
Karatu, Tanzania215 contributions93 helpful votes
Hi Herb, The rooms are all solar powered so there are lights for 24 hours. It's low lighting but it's sufficient. For charging purposes the generator is on about 3 hours in the morning and 3-4 in the evening and there is a power strip in the room. There is also a charging station at reception that is live 24 hours. I hope this answers your question.
Wambui G asked a question Jan 2015
Nyeri, Central, Kenya1 contribution
i wish to know if Simba lodge is in the park and if so which side of the Serengeti
Answer from Annie B
Karatu, Tanzania215 contributions93 helpful votes
Hello, Serengeti Simba Lodge is located just outside Serengeti National Park in the Ikona Wildlife Management Area. It's about 7kms from the Ft Ikoma Gate of the park which is north and central. The gate is about an hours drive from the Seronera area of Serengeti and the lodge is about 20 minutes from the gate. You can also access the lodge from the North, down from the Kenya border. Thanks for your interest in our lodge. Annie Birch, Marketing
Elizabeth P wrote a tip Mar 2024
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Only disappointing feature was the pool was drained and out of action for 3 days."
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Sunny G wrote a tip Sept 2023
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Amazing time here and treated great! Easy to have Simba coordinate your stay so you do not have to deal with the headaches."
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Birjna H wrote a tip Aug 2023
9 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Always talk to staff they are a hand of helpful people"
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Naveen Jain wrote a tip July 2023
5 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Comfortable stay "
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sarah wrote a tip June 2023
Edinburgh, United Kingdom17 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"2 night stay minimum recommended"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Serengeti Simba Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Serengeti Simba Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Serengeti Simba Lodge?
Top room amenities include a desk, a mosquito net, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Serengeti Simba Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Serengeti Simba Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Serengeti Simba Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Serengeti Simba Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Serengeti Simba Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.