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Karatu Simba Lodge

Karatu Simba Lodge

Ngorongoro Crater

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Karatu Simba Lodge is an eco-friendly lodge situated deep in the farming area of the Karatu district. Located about a 30 minute drive from the gate of Lake Manyara National Park, and approximately 4 km off the main road to the entry of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area , the lodge is situated next to the Ngorongoro Forest.

Both the Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara are worthwhile additions to any Tanzania safari circuit.

The Ngorongoro Crater is on many peoples bucket list of places to see and visit. This natural wonder is the largest unflooded, intact volcanic caldera in the world. The actual crater is about 20 km across and 600 meters deep, and covers 300 sq km. Within the rim there are an estimated 30,000 animals, making this one of the densest concentration of wildlife within Africa.

The Lake Manyara National Park is renowned for its excellent bird-watching opportunities in general, as more than 400 different bird species have been recorded. Other wildlife includes elephant, buffalo, cheetah, hippo, Masai giraffe, wildebeest, impala, zebra, warthogs, large troops of baboons, and the legendary but rarely seen tree-climbing lions.

Karatu Simba Lodge is a welcome retreat after a long day on safari. On arrival you’ll receive a warm welcome from the lodge staff, a refreshing drink and a towel to rinse away the dust of your journey.  Take a swim in the pool with its views over fields and forest, or take advantage of the complimentary Wi-Fi to keep in touch with friends and family. The only sounds are the distant whistling of the boys herding their cattle, and the chatter and twittering of birds. After dinner, huddle around the campfire at nightfall and see the Southern Cross suspended in the sky over the distant Mbulu Hills.

Accommodation is in individual twin, double or triple cottages or rondavels with canvas walls and a solid attached bathroom and shower, tastefully and simply decorated with hand made furniture of African hardwood. Each unit has its own deck with safari chairs for relaxing and enjoying the views.

Please note: this lodge is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or who are wheelchair bound.

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Our standard rates for a Standard Room
1 January 2023 to 31 March 2023 GBP 131 USD 157 ZAR 2,780 EUR 148 per person sharingStandard1+ nights
1 April 2023 to 31 May 2023 GBP 99 USD 119 ZAR 2,107 EUR 112 per person sharingStandard1+ nights
1 June 2023 to 31 December 2023 GBP 131 USD 157 ZAR 2,780 EUR 148 per person sharingStandard1+ nights

Prices are on a per person sharing basis (pps).

Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.

In addition to the room rate, guests will also be charged the Karatu Simba Lodge Peak Period Supplement
24 December 2023 to 26 December 2023 GBP 31 USD 38 ZAR 664 EUR 35 per person per nightStandard1+ nights
31 December 2023 to 1 January 2024 GBP 31 USD 38 ZAR 664 EUR 35 per person per nightStandard1+ nights

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Rates Include

All meals are included. Game drives are taken with your private driver-guide.

Children Policy

Children aged 6 years and older are welcome. Rates available on request.

All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how Karatu Simba Lodge can be included in you own dream holiday.

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This is a 12 night itinerary including Arusha, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, The Serengeti and Zanzibar.

Based on 3 Star Accommodation:

  • 1 Night at Arusha Serena Hotel
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*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.

Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.

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General Information For Guests

All rooms are en-suite with a shower and mosquito nets over the bed. Full amenities are provided and the rooms are solar powered with solar heated water and a power strip for battery charging.

Each room has a torch/flashlight and umbrella for guests to use. A whistle is also provided in case guests need to alert a security guard.

Due to the solar electrical system, it is not possible to use a hair dryer at the lodge - the lodge asks that guests do not try to plug in a hair dryer as in all likelihood it will blow the entire system resulting in a loss of power to the entire lodge.

As the solar lighting may be dimmer, guests are advised to bring a headlamp or 'book light' for reading at night.

There is a pool and sundeck.

There is complimentary Wi-Fi in the main guest areas.

There is no wheelchair access at the lodge.

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