Karatu simba lodge is a mid- range accommodation situated deep in the farming areas of Karatu district adjacent to Ngorongoro Conservation area (Home of Buffaloes, Elephants and other wildlife ) in Tanzania Region. The lodge is in the rural areas outside karatu town and 30 minutes’ drive from the gate of Lake Manyara national park about 4km off the main road to the entry of Ngorongoro conservation areas. The lodge is between Lake Manyara National park and Ngorongoro .

One can be at the lodge by road transport from Arusha since it’s the gateway destination to different parts of Tanzania in about 3-4 hours’  drive on tarmac road from Arusha  through mayukuni and karatu and 45 minutes to fly to the close lake manyara  airstrip then few minutes to be transferred to the lodge.  The lodge is convenient and business friendly to travellers, tourists and holiday makers who want to discover and explore the stunning views in the three national park that include; ngorongoro , lake manyara and tarangire national park.

Karatu simba lodge
Karatu simba lodge

Karatu Simba lodge consist of 23 spacious and comfortable cottages   with the magnificent views of the forest and distant hills designed in African style with local wood, beautiful stones and high level of comfort.  Cottages  are well  elevated , decorated and furnished with private en suite facilities of flushing toilets, Bathroom with hot and cold showers heated on solar, mosquito nets, comfortable tropical wooden beds with clean and washed beddings, free bottled water, free toiletries, chairs and tables, slippers mention but few.  Cottages have private balconies, verandas and sitting areas, you relax while enjoying the stunning view over the distant hill ngorongoro forest and surrounding area.  There is cracking campfires pit where guests relax and share experiences about the safari, it also provides warmth to visitors in the nights.  Rooms are in different categories and sizes with  single beds for individuals, double beds for couples or people, twin and triple/family beds  designated for family with different costs ranging from  200$ per night and above sometimes the rate goes slightly high during high/peak season than in Low season.

Karatu SIMBA lodge offers more services and facilities which include;

A   restaurant with high flavored Menu  both international (A la carte menu ) and  African- inspired  meals that meets  guests choice .Meals offered include; Continental breakfast ,lunch and  dinner serve by well trained, friendly  and organized staff. You can have meals in any place of you choice either in dining area or garden overlooking the beautiful landscape, rolling hills and morning sunrises especially in the morning.

 A well -stocked bar with  variety of drinks , local ,cocktail  , wines, spirits and international beers,  you relax and sip  the cocktail or monk tail  while overlooking  the stunning view of the forest, distant hills  and surrounding area .

A blue water swimming pool that cools off the hot afternoon with poolside chair to relax on as you wind you evening with cocktail overlooking the tropical beautiful landscape, rolling hills and surrounding areas.

Services; solar energy available,  Free parking space available, offers airport pick -ups and drop-offs,  Laundry  and house- keeping services available , bottled water available.

  Internet WIFI available at the lodge that enables visitors to keep in touch with their families and friends.

Activities to do while at the lodge;  Visiting the close ngorongoro crater and lake manyara national park, nature walks in the park, community walks in the local villages  and many more.

Ngorongoro  crater  is  found in the Northern part of Tanzania close to Ngorongoro conservation area  in the great rift valley  covering  the total area of 8,292km and its 3 million  years  old .  The crater is the best place in East Africa with beautiful breathtaking Views.  There are  different  attractions in the park  which include;  wild beast migration  from Serengeti , Ngorongoro crater ,  Salei Plains and Ol karien Gorge, Variety flora and Fauna, stunning scenery and many more attractions.  The park has different   categories of accommodation like;  Budget  ,  Mid range and luxury accommodation that are convenient and affordable to guests visiting the area. The park   contains short grasses with more high lands and other beautiful volcanoes. The area have  over 25,000 large animals including 26 black rhinoceros and over 100 number of lions,  7,000 wild beasts,  4,000 zebras, 3,000 eland and 3,000 Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelles .

Karatu simba lodge
Karatu simba lodge

The park has different animal including the  big  five mammals of the world ; lion ,Buffaloes, elephant,  leopards ,Rhinos ,zebras , implalas , antelopes and different bird species  . There are more different  activities  to do while in the Park which include ;  Game viewing at crater and lake  Eyasi view point to different animals migrating  , Crater viewing  , Cultural visits in the local village, Hiking the Gol  Mountains in the remote areas of the park  , Crater Rim Nature walks, Bird watching  in the park, Visiting archaeological like oldivai gorge museum  and many other activities .  The Park gives stunning view of the Ngorongoro Crater since it’s the largest   caldera  in the world and the surrounding areas. There are more masaai  mara pastoralists in Ngorongoro park .  its  80$ per person entering Ngorongoro park .  June –july  and  late January and February are the best month to travel in Tanzania for a Tanzania safari tour especially Ngorongoro side

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