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Ikona Wildlife Management Area, Serengeti National Park Tanzania
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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Updated 20/06/19 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/06/19 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#43 of 184 Specialty lodging in Serengeti National Park
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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
Internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Mosquito net
Laundry service
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
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Desk
Safe
Seating area
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Complimentary toiletries
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Family
Great View
Languages Spoken
French

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Ikona Wildlife Management Area, Serengeti National Park Tanzania
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Seronera Airport41 kmSee all flights
Kirawira B Aerodrome45 kmSee all flights
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Ibeliza J wrote a review 11 Aug
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Everything was great! Views are magnificent! Food was delicious! Hot water, wifi, sunsets at the terrace, staff friendly. The panoramic swimming pool was a dream! The chicken sort of meatballs were out of this world. We felt very safe. Gorgeous!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Fam. Boogschoot wrote a review 06 Aug
Beerse, Belgium31 contributions2 helpful votes
Excellent place to start your safarai in the serengeti. Very beautiful rooms and nice swimming pool!! The views are amazing!! Also very good breakfast/lunch/diner!! Friendly service! Highly recommended!!!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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carlos j wrote a review Jul 2022
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The Lodge is really well located and you see just as many animals close to the lodge as you do in Serengeti. It is really well looked after and maintaned and the personnel are really helpful and friendly. The food was really delicious. We stayed 9 days in diferent locations and this was the best one for us. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Jessica O wrote a review Jul 2022
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We had a wonderful time at the Serengeti Simba Lodge. The accommodations (yurts) were excellent - clean and beautifully crafted, with amazing views. The staff were attentive, friendly and fun. The food was lovely and plentiful. And the location was the best. We saw tons of animals and birds with very little interruption from other tourists. It was magical. Thank you Serengeti Simba Lodge!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: It’s a little out of the way, but 100% worth it.
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Pien S wrote a review Jun 2022
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We stayed at the Simba Serengeti Lodge at the beginning of June and loved it so much! We were warmly welcomed by the staff right away. The panorama view of the Serengeti is absolutely stunning and we enjoyed having a swim there:) The cabins are beautiful, clean and spacious. We also went on Safari with Simba portfolio and had the most amazing driver (special thanks to Spunk for making this Safari unforgettable!!) Would definitely recommend booking Simba.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Simba Portfolio, Marketing at Serengeti Simba Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, Warm greetings from the lodge. We are extremely grateful for this kind and positive feedback. We thank you for appreciating our earnest efforts. We have passed your message to Spunk and he is happy that you all enjoyed. We look forward to welcoming you again soon!!
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Kobi R wrote a review Jun 2022
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This trio was beyond our expectations, the rooms were huge and very unique, stunning view, the staff were beyond amazing !! Waited for us when we arrived and definitely felt a VIP treatment :) Our safari guide Walter was the best !!!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Simba Portfolio, Marketing at Serengeti Simba Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, Warm greetings from the lodge. Thank you so much for staying with us and taking the time to write this wonderful review. Please visit us back soon again.
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C0NNY wrote a review May 2022
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We had an outstanding stay in Serengeti Simba lodge. Very tasty food, kind staff and clean, beautiful room in the middle of nature. Definitely recommend this lodge during safari! Would come back again!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Simba Portfolio, Marketing at Serengeti Simba Lodge
Responded 29 Jun 2022
Thank you for choosing our lodge, and for taking the time to write this lovely review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Please visit us again soon!!
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Sofia Fonseca wrote a review Apr 2022
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Very good and clean facilities, great food (simple but tasty) and welcoming staff. Perfectly integrated in the scenery. We could hear the lions during the night. Wonderful sunset by the pool. It's worth the visit!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Simba Portfolio, Marketing at Serengeti Simba Lodge
Responded 19 Apr 2022
Dear Guest, We do appreciate this wonderful review. Thanks very much for your thoughts and we're so happy you found much to enjoy during your stay at Serengeti Simba Lodge.
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Ally M wrote a review Jan 2022
Moshi, Tanzania7 contributions1 helpful vote
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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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Divy wrote a review Jan 2022
9 contributions1 helpful vote
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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US$635 - US$691 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
TanzaniaSerengeti National Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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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.