Simba Lodge Serengeti

If you’re looking for a lodge near the Serengeti, Serengeti Simba Lodge offers travelers endless views of the vast Serengeti, with stunning sunrise and sunset. Serengeti Simba Lodge, named after the lion (Simba in Swahili) king of the jungle, a symbol of strength, pride, and royalty, sits high on a hill with endless vistas of the great Serengeti plains. Welcome you to explore, experience, and enjoy the African wilderness and the amazing Serengeti as our guests at Serengeti Simba Lodge.

The ‘Serengeti Migration’ passes the lodge twice a year, around June-July and again in October when millions of ungulates make their annual trek through the Serengeti eco-system. With awe-inspiring panoramic views of the vast savannah, Serengeti Simba Lodge is home to prolific birdlife and a stunning array of large game including lion, buffalo, cheetah, leopard, giraffe, elephant, bushbuck, zebra, gazelle, and hartebeest.

Night game drives and performances by the Simba Dance Troupe will add to the experience of spectacular sunrise and sunset. At night listen to the trumpeting of elephants, the laughing hyenas, and the roars of our namesake.

The common area of the lodge (reception, bar, and dining) is built around a ‘kopje’ or rocky outcropping, providing an unusual and natural background for your enjoyment. But the one thing everyone comments on is the amazing views of the Serengeti to be seen from every vantage point on Serengeti Simba Lodge’s grounds.

Children over the age of six are most welcome at the lodge and must be under their parent’s supervision at all times. Children under the age of thirteen must share a room with an adult (17 or older). There are two large family rooms in our Stone House.


Tents. The fifteen uniquely designed “tents” are in fact a hybrid, with all the romance of a tent but the security of a more permanent structure; using canvas in the construction, but built on solid stone foundations with thatch roofs, attached concrete baths, and outdoor showers plus a private deck from which to enjoy the endless views of the Serengeti. There are five twin and ten queen tents; triples are possible.

Stone House

Serengeti Simba Lodge’s six-room Stone House features two twins, two queens, and two family rooms– each with two queen beds. The family rooms are large enough to add an additional twin bed for a child. Amazing views across the Serengeti savannah to the distant Grumeti River add to the ambiance of the rooms. You can sit and watch the wildlife drift across the Serengeti plains from the private comfort of your room in the Stone House.

Every en-suite tent and room has a magnificent view of the Serengeti; most enjoy a view of either sunrise or sunset. All rooms are beautifully and simply decorated with local fabrics and hardwood furniture; the beds all have mosquito nets. Full amenities are provided and rooms are solar-powered with solar-heated water; there is a power strip for battery charging that’s life when the lodge generator is on (approximately 6 hours per day). There’s also a 24-hour charging station at reception.