Karatu Simba Lodge

Karatu Simba Lodge

Ngorongoro Crater

Karatu Simba Lodge

Ngorongoro Crater


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Karatu Simba Lodge is a spellbinding place to stay.  Imagine a tranquil rural setting in the Tanzanian heartland, nestled right alongside the Ngorongoro Forest, home to elephants and a wonderful diversity of African wildlife. Imagine stretching out at sundown on a wooden deck, gazing into the sky as it turns orange then inky black and scintillating with millions of stars.  Imagine this and you're imagining Karatu Simba Lodge, where every season provides a different tapestry of nature's colours.

Karatu Simba Lodge is 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 with its breathtaking volcanic crater. It is therefore an ideal base to explore both these iconic safari destinations.

The main building has an open atrium, a lounge and dining area, plus there is also complimentary Wi-Fi.

After a dusty day on safari, take a swim in the pool with its views over fields and forest, then soak up the sun on the deck. Huddle around the campfire at nightfall and see the Southern Cross suspended in the sky over the distant Mbulu Hills. Or fall asleep lulled by the call of the bush baby and Montane nightjar.

Accommodation is in cottages or rondavels, with canvas walls and solid attached bathroom and shower. Each room is tastefully and simply decorated with local fabrics and hand-made furniture of African hardwood.

Each room has its own deck with safari chairs for watching the world go by - perhaps a troop of baboons foraging in the barley fields, local herdsmen tending their flocks, exotic birds flitting amongst the trees or a bullock cart trundling by with its cargo of water.

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Our standard rates for a Standard Room
DatesPriceBasisTypeNights
1 January 2019 to 31 March 2019 GBP £ 123 US$ 154 ZAR 2,156 EUR 137 per person sharingStandard1+ nights
1 April 2019 to 31 May 2019 GBP £ 84 US$ 105 ZAR 1,470 EUR 93 per person sharingStandard1+ nights
1 June 2019 to 31 December 2019 GBP £ 123 US$ 154 ZAR 2,156 EUR 137 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 Supplements
DatesPriceBasisTypeNights
24 December 2019 to 25 December 2019 GBP £ 25 US$ 32 ZAR 441 EUR 28 per person per nightStandard1+ nights
31 December 2019 to 31 December 2019 GBP £ 25 US$ 32 ZAR 441 EUR 28 per person per nightStandard1+ nights

Rates Include

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


Children aged 5 years and older are welcome. Rates available on request.


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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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