Serengeti Simba Camp (Serengeti
Located just outside the Ikoma Gate of Serengeti National
Park, the newly opened Serengeti Simba Lodge sits high on
the Gambasage Hill.
With an almost 360 degree view overlooking Serengeti
National Park to the northeast and the Grumeti River and
adjacent Grumeti Reserves to the southwest, Serengeti Simba
Lodge is a welcome addition to the area.
Serengeti Simba is a small lodge (fifteen tents), giving
guests a feeling of exclusivity. Our accommodation uses
canvas in the construction, but is built on solid stone
foundations with attached concrete baths and outdoor
showers. Guests experience all the romance of a tent and the
security of a permanent structure. Every tent/room has a
magnificent view of the Serengeti from a private deck.
All rooms are solar powered and water is solar heated. We
have five twin rooms and eight queen rooms with two
additional rooms under construction. Triples are possible. A
Stone House with family suites is under construction and
when completed will bring our room total to twenty-one. The
rooms are beautifully and simply decorated with local
fabrics and hard wood furniture. The beds all have mosquito
nets. Full amenities are provided.
Please Take Note:
Our lodge is not suitable for guests with ambulatory issues
as there are quite a few stairs in the common area and the
paths are a bit rough and in some places are steep. Fit
elderly people do fine but for the very old or disabled we
regret we are unable to accommodate.
Reception, lounge, bar and dining are built onto the
kopje, incorporating the rocks into the design of the
interior spaces. Lounges and dining open onto a large
sundeck and covered deck area for sitting and dining. There
is an infinity pool surrounded by a flagstone terrace with a
view to the sunset. Slightly down from the main building
there is an open-air fireplace for evening campfires.
Vistas of the Serengeti are ubiquitous. There is wireless
Internet during generator times in reception, lounge and bar
but it’s excruciatingly slow so we don’t advertise that we
have Internet in order to correctly set expectations. This
is due not to any fault in our equipment but to the fact
that there is no 3G signal in the area. We are working with
the local cell phone provider to upgrade the signal. If a
guest is desperate to check email they are always welcome to
use our computer. A gift shop will be open soon.
At Serengeti Simba Lodge the owners, management and staff
are committed to the highest level of service for your
clients. We know that the happiness of our guests depends on
the level of customer service we provide.
Our staff is trained to respond immediately to guest’s
concerns and to keep them in the loop while a solution is
being sought. Be assured that any issues or complaints your
clients bring to your attention after their stay with us
will be promptly attended to and we’ll do our best to remedy
the situation once we receive the feedback.
We serve continental food at Serengeti Simba Lodge. We
use only the finest local ingredients available with an
emphasis on healthy food including lots of fresh fruits and
vegetables. Fresh bread is baked daily. At breakfast coffee,
tea, hot chocolate and herbal teas, home made granola, a
selection of fruits and muffins or pancakes (crepes) are on
the buffet. Oatmeal, toast, eggs, bacon and sausage are
cooked to order. We provide butter, honey, jam, marmalade
and peanut butter on the table. We’ve tried hard to develop
a lunch box that’s different from the rest.
If the clients eat lunch at the lodge they are served a
selection of quiche, pizza and salads or in cold weather
spaghetti or curry and rice. Dinner is four courses― soup
(always vegetarian) with bread or rolls, starter, main
course plus rice or potatoes and two vegetables followed by
desert is served plated.
Our main courses alternate between beef, pork, lamb and
chicken dishes. We normally provide a taste of local food
such as sweet potatoes or coconut banana (very delicious!).
We are really switched on to vegetarians and vegans, serving
a protein dish in place of meat every meal such as lentils,
nut roast, beans or cheese (for non vegans) ― we don’t just
take away the meat and serve a plate of vegetables as so
many places do.
Our vegetarian clients rave about our macro-burgers and
one of the chef’s specialties is vegetarian lasagna. We
avoid fatty, oily and fried foods. We use real butter and we
do not use msg or stock cubes. At tea time (3:30 – 6:00 pm)
there is tea (normal and herbal) coffee, hot chocolate and
cake or cookies.
• Reception - common areas are incorporated around a
• Large dining room
• Flexible meal schedule
Outdoor dining deck with views over the plains
• Fully stocked bar
• Sun deck
• ‘Infinity’ swimming pool
• Battery charging station
• Children over 5 are
Activities / Wildlife
• Resident wildlife
• In the migration path
breakfasts and sundowners
• Day and night game drives
(provided by the lodge; additional charge)
safaris within Serengeti National Park
Accommodation Rates:- Please contact us for a quote and