Perched on top of a rocky outcrop overlooking the vast plains and wilderness,
playing spot the animal (yes even the elephants take a while to spot amongst the thousands upon thousands of acacia trees dotted across the landscape as far as the eye can see)
I spent an idyllic weekend in Serengeti Simba Lodge that I have not found elsewhere in my last 5 months in Tanzania.
This is a very secluded and beautifully hill-located lodge overlooking the vast plains with great sunset-rise scenes.
They have really managed to maintain the wild feeling but at the same time providing luxury with awesome hot water outdoor showers, great food and really clean rooms.
For me it's the views, the exquisite tents, and the warm, gentle, highly accommodating staff who really make this place something special, combining high class quality with natural charm. It's so good to see natural materials and solar are in use.
With the blinds rolled up I woke to the sound of hyenas at 6 and watched the sun slowly rise above the horizon from my comfy 4poster bed.
I can recommend the excitement of a night safari and I particularly enjoyed the homemade muesli at breakfast time!
I think it's great that the lodge is in the conservation area but not in the main park as I couldn't tell the difference in terms of wildlife, but less 4wheel drive vehicle
Even though the lodge is out of the park, it feels like your inside since you can watch animals walking around the plains below your luxury tent.
It is great to wake up with sunrise over the plains and drink fresh coffee that the staff brings you.
The staff is overall great and Kenneth who is the boss there is very caring.
Hanging out in the pool overlooking the plains is a memory for a lifetime.
The place is worth the extra ride outside the north gate
That alone is reason to visit. Combine the staff with the view, the luxury tents, the quite, and this is the place to go on your next safari!