GUIDE ON SAMBURU SIMBA LODGE IN KENYA
When planning your wilderness tour of Samburu National Reserve, AfricanMecca recommends you consider staying in its sister reserve, the next-door Buffalo Springs. This reserve is located on the south of the Ewaso Nyiro River while Samburu National Reserve is on the north. And sited at a short distance from the river, in a lush riverine forest is the Samburu Simba Lodge in Buffalo Springs. This huge, economical lodge is a delightful collection of structures with sloping roofs covered with wooden slats and paved stone floors. A walkway leads to the main reception and goes on to the expansive lounge, bar and dining area. Each of these areas has wooden beams holding up the roof and lightweight woven bamboo furniture to create an ambience of a grand accommodation. The floors are part hardwood and part stone. The lodge has seven villas that house 70 rooms in all. Every villa has 6 rooms on the ground floor and 4 rooms on the first. Two of these rooms are interconnected for smaller families traveling in northern Kenya. Top floor rooms are recommended for better views of the reserve. The lodge does not permit guests smoking in the rooms, but they have separate smoking areas guests can use. Some of the guest rooms have twin beds while others have double beds. A few of the rooms also come with an additional third bed. The back wall of the room has rough, soothing brick stone detailing and a ceiling fan adds to the comfort of the room. A writing desk and seating arrangement is also placed in the room. Large, sliding double doors open onto the private verandah outside where you can spend time in comfortable lounge chairs and watch herds of elephants, impalas, waterbuck and many more roam the Samburu ecology landscape below you. The attached bathroom includes a shower area and basic amenities you might expect in a budget accommodation.
Samburu Simba Lodge has two swimming pools, one of which is a low-level infinity pool offering views of the gorgeous Samburu wilds. Tall yellow fever trees provide shade and lounge chairs furnish the stone deck around the pool. You can also order drinks at the poolside bar as you spend time relaxing or soaking in the cool water when you return from your morning game drive or after lunch. To catch up with world news while on connected vacation in East Africa, you could visit the Ibis Pub where a satellite TV is set up for guests; though, unavailable during the day as the lodge is run on a generator which is only switched on for a few hours in the morning and evening till all guest retire to bed. To contact your loved ones back home, place your calls through the reception. There is no internet or Wi-Fi at the lodge, but this may change in the future. By staying at the Samburu Simba Lodge, you could explore both Samburu National Reserve and Buffalo Springs. On your game drives, you could spot Samburu’s own Special Five -- Somalia ostrich, Beisa oryx, reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra and gerenuk. Gerenuks are an unusual kind of antelopes that have long graceful necks and are sometimes also teased as giraffe-necked antelope. You will also see other grazers like kudus, Grant’s gazelles, dik diks and many others, each on the alert for predators like lions, cheetahs, leopards and wild dogs for which Samburu is well-known (read more on when is the best time to travel to Samburu). Take all the pictures you can from the custom-built safari vehicles provided to you on game drives and learn more about these creatures from your expert and experience AfricanMecca guide on board. Samburu also boasts of more than 450 species of birds so your avian watching expeditions and bush walks on your birding trip to Samburu will be made memorable by their many colors and forms. Conclude your safari holiday stay by visiting the surrounding villages to culturally appreciate the varied Samburu traditions.
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Dear Altaf, The itinerary you helped us set up was perfect in showcasing it as it allowed us to experience 3 completely different landscapes (Samburu, Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara). Thank you...
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Jambo, Asante Sana! I just wanted to thank you both for a marvellous trip to Africa on our honeymoon. It was everything we hoped for. We saw all of the BIG FIVE. Our favourite place was the Samburu..
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We are writing to tell we really had a great safari experience in Samburu during our Earthwatch Volunteer Project. The Samburu was wonderful and the game drives were a dream come true.
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Dear Raza, I want to thank you and your team in Kenya for enabling my daughter and me to once again experience a series of fantastic game drives, safaris in Samburu, and two locations in the Masai Mara.
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Jambo Altaf and Raza! We are back on earth now after our fabulous honeymoon. This is to say THANK YOU so much for organising a week in Kenya that we will never forget.....!
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