Mara Simba Lodge

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

C14, Keekorok (Masai Mara Reserve), Talek River, Kenya
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Mara Simba Lodge in the Masai...

by jmf_traveler

Mara Simba Lodge in the Masai Mara Game Reserve.
Pricing was included in my week-long safari. A series of bungalows around a common open-air dining area, bar, gift shop which overlooked a small creek (monkeys & crocodiles could be spotted along the banks)

David Livingstone Safari Resort

by millfield

Having visited the Masai Mara more than ten times and before summer 2004 I had stayed at most of the leading hotels/lodges in the game reserve (including Mara Serena, Keekorok, Mara Sopa, Mara Simba, Governors).I have to say it is a holiday worth taking. On my last visit I stayed at the relatively new David Livingstone Safari Resort and it was easily the best of all the hotels I have stayed in, in the reserve. It has a fantastic location, on the bank of the Mara river. In the river, barely 30 metres from where the bar and restaurant are locataed, there are over 400 resident hippos as well as a few crocodiles which can be seen whilst you dine, or drink at one of the two well equipped bars. The staff ambience is fantastic, all the staff are fully commited and will do everything possible to make your stay more comfortable. The food was also quite superb, a variety of international cuisine available every meal. The lodge also has barbeques in its gardens, a great idea considering the prime location. The rooms are cosy, the bathrooms may be slightly cramped but I hear they are doing major renovations before the peak season this July/August. The overall accommodation rates are decent, considering the great service, great food, and the fact that all your gamedrives are in open (or closed if you prefer) 4 by 4 Land rovers. I would definately recommend this lodge to anyone thinking of travelling to the Masai Mara!


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Mara Simba Lodge...

by luddinra

Has any one stayed at the Mara Simba Lodge? Will the wildlife be close enough to mid September to see them from this location? We have 2 and a half days there if we go with this package. Also, anyone familiar with "Friendly Planet Travel"??
Thank you

RE: Mara Simba Lodge...

by Matisse12

I have not stayed at that lodge, but any place in Massai Mara is well located as per game viewing. They take you out in safasri vans twice a day as a general rule, so you should have plenty of photo ops. You might ask your agency about the frequency of safari trips.
The wildlife generally does not frequent the lodges, but one night I awoke to find a hippopotamus and her calf grazing noisily on the brush beneath my bedroom window! (We were housed in separate little cabins, cleverly designed to fit in with the landscape, and there was a river down below us....evidently that is where the hippos came from!) Alas, I dared not try to take a picture, as there was an electric light out there and the cow would have been able to see me. And we must never underestimate the speed of an avenging mother!
The only creatures there in the daytime were the hyrax..a friendly and cute rodent.

RE: RE: Mara Simba Lodge...

by luddinra

Thanks again! I hope everything is okay with what we are planning! Once in a lifetime you know!!!!!

RE: RE: Mara Simba Lodge...

by Safariboy

I have just returned from Masai Mara and stayed at David Livingstone Safari Resort which is located on the Mara River. We booked a flying safari and we were greeted by dancing masai and champagne. It was truly fantastic, food was fresh, tasty and well presented. Our driver guides Joshua and Dickson where the most hospitable two people I have ever found in the whole of Kenya. We booked through a company called African Mecca Safaris and it was truly paradise for 3 nights. The Lodge staff were very very nice.

RE: RE: Mara Simba Lodge...

by luddinra

How nice!! Was it very expensive?

RE: RE: Mara Simba Lodge...

by luddinra

THank you!!!

Lake Elementaita or Mara Simba Lodge

by cujimmyfl

Anyone visited these recently? Looking for some info on standards as compared to other lodges. Don't see any reviews yet. Any info appreciated

RE: Lake Elementaita or Mara Simba Lodge

by pepsimax

its gotta be masai mara

RE: RE: Lake Elementaita or Mara Simba Lodge

by cujimmyfl

I'm just back from there but going again in October. I just need to know what these lodges are like. I don't have a choice as those are the lodges we will be staying at but I just needed a wee bit info on how they were. Seems like no one has been there, cos no one has replied with any comments. Not good! Oh well, hope they are as good as the last ones.

RE: Lake Elementaita or Mara Simba Lodge

by smann


i thoroughly enjoyed mara simba, it has a stream running at the back n v were fortunate to see a hippo passing by rite across our room balcony.

havent vstd elementaita...


RE: RE: Lake Elementaita or Mara Simba Lodge

by Serengetiman

Mara Simba is great, the location fantastic at the banks of Talek river, far from the normal tourist route so no crowded roads. A feeling of real adventure and isolation that is good in my opinion. Lake Elementeita Lodge I canĀ“t give you information because I never stayed there, all the best

Which is better Property in Nairobi and Masai Mara

by rahulkesu

I have got an option of Hotels In Nairobi, Hotel Stanley / Hotel Pan Afric and in Masai Mara . MARA HIPPO LODGE / MARA SIMBA LODGE.

Re: Which is better Property in Nairobi and Masai Mara


Are you coming to Kenya to buy property or for holiday.

If you are coming for holiday/safari, you would rather just check in to Mara Simba Lodge or Kichwa Tembo
they are really beautiful.

It beats the purpose to stay in Nairobi especially if you are coming for a safari.

Try; theres lots of information there.

Enjoy your stay here.
Am kenyan - so I assure you that if you have never been here before, you will end up visiting again and again. You will love the experience.


Travel Tips for Masai Mara Game Reserve

Suntrek Safaris

by BorneoGrrl

I opted to go on safari with Suntrek Safaris and I'm glad I did so because they are friendly and professional. I made several changes to my itinerary and I had no problems. My guide, Simon, is a friendly guy who met us at Nairobi Airport and drove us to the Masai Mara game reserve and back. We also got a great 4x4 vehicle that helped us to get around the game reserve without problems Everything!!

Up Close and Personal With All the Wildlife

by SumTingWong

The safari in the Masai Mara is the best in East Africa, in my opinion. The Masai Mara has no roads and is not crowded with tourists. Because the area has no roads it is completely natural and you are able to really go anywhere with the safari trucks. You gan get up close and personal with the natural wildlife. Some of the larger animals that I have been within three meters from include lions, lionesses, cheetas, Rhinos (white in Kenya, brought from RSA), Hippos, Giraffes, Hyeenas, Jackles, and many more...

Lions with puppies

by georeiser

Female lions will mostly stay with the pride all their life, and a male will usually leave after a year. If another male comes into the pride, he will fight the leading male lion for head place of the pride. Then he will kill all the puppies, so that his puppies are the only ones in the pride. Females give birth to 1-5 puppies, after a period of three months. The female lion on the pictures has 4 puppies. The small lions face a high mortality rate from starvation or attacks by other large predators.


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 Mara Simba Lodge

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Address: C14, Keekorok (Masai Mara Reserve), Talek River, Kenya