Karatu Simba Lodge
Karatu Simba Lodge offers a slice of life only to be found in rural Tanzania. Located about a thirty-minute drive from the gate of Lake Manyara National Park, approximately four kilometres off the main road to the entry of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, the lodge is situated next to the Ngorongoro Forest.
Karatu Simba Lodge was designed to provide a quiet, restful place to unwind between your active safari days. You’ll be welcomed to reception with a refreshing towel and drink on arrival. Tea is served every afternoon, and the bar is always open! Relax in the lounge or around the pool and don’t miss the evening campfire or watching the sunset behind the Ngorongoro Forest.
Outside Park in Karatu
Only in Common Area
Accommodation at Karatu Simba Lodge is in individual twin, double or triple cottages or rondavels with canvas walls and concrete 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 viewing the pastoral setting; from which you may see a troop of baboons foraging in the recently harvested barley fields or local ‘cowboys’ tending their herds. Fall asleep to the call of the bush baby and Montane nightjar.
All rooms have a view of the forest, fields and far distant hills. Rooms at Karatu Simba are beautifully and simply decorated with local fabrics and hardwood furniture; the beds all have mosquito nets. Full amenities are provided. The lodge is eco-friendly with solar power and hot water, and there is a well-stocked bar (extra) and dining room serving food and coffee fresh from nearby plantations.
Due to the solar electrical system, it’s not possible to use a hairdryer at Karatu Simba. We kindly request that you don’t attempt to plug in a hairdryer as in all likelihood it will blow the system resulting in loss of power to the entire lodge.