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Karatu Simba Lodge

About this Property

Karatu Simba Lodge is located approximately four kilometers from the main road to the entry of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and is a 30-minute drive from the gate of Lake Manyara National Park.


Accommodation at Karatu Simba Lodge consist of individual twin, double or triple cottages or rondavels with canvas walls, each with its own solid attached bathroom and shower. The rooms are tastefully and simply decorated with hand-made furniture of African hardwood, and each unit has its own deck with safari chairs for relaxing and viewing the pastoral setting. You may even spot 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. At Karatu Simba, the rooms are beautifully and simply decorated with local fabrics and hard wood furniture, and each bed has a mosquito net. Full amenities are provided, and the rooms are solar-powered with solar-heated water. There is a power strip for battery charging, and each room has a torch (flashlight) and umbrella for your use during your stay with us.

A whistle is also provided in case you need to alert the security guards. As the solar lighting may be dimmer than you’re used to, we highly recommend that you bring a headlamp or “book light” for reading in bed at night.

Due to our solar electrical system, it’s not possible to use a hair dryer at Karatu Simba. We kindly request that you don’t attempt to plug in a hair dryer, as it will most likely blow the system, resulting in a loss of power to the entire lodge.

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