Karatu Simba Lodge is located about a thirty-minute drive from the gate of Lake Manyara National Park and approximately four kilometres off the main road to the entry of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Situated deep in the farming area of the Karatu district and nestled right alongside the Ngorongoro Forest – home to elephant, buffalo, hyena, and other wildlife. Karatu Simba Lodge offers fine hospitality for safari travellers.
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All rooms have a view to the forest, fields and far distant hills. Rooms at Karatu Simba are beautifully and simply decorated with local fabrics and hard wood furniture; the beds all have mosquito nets. Full amenities are provided and rooms are solar powered with solar heatedwater; there isa power strip for battery charging.
Accommodation at Karatu Simba Lodge is in individual twin, double or triple cottages. Also rondavels with canvas walls and solid attached bathroom and shower, tastefully and simply decorated with hand made furniture of African hardwood are offered. Each unit has its own deck with safari chairs for relaxing and viewing the pastoral setting. You may see a troop of baboons foraging in the recently harvested barley fields or local ‘cowboys’ tending their herds.
Restaurant & Bar:
The time from farm to table is short as Karatu is a very fertile area. The Lodge can source the best and freshest produce, eggs, coffee and other ingredients for their kitchen. At Karatu Simba Lodge they serve continental cuisine with an occasional sample of local dishes. The well-trained chefs are eager to please and are always looking for new and innovative recipes to share with the clients.
Other facilities & services:
Watching birds on the lodge grounds, cultural activities in Karatu, Guided walks to Ngorongoro Forest and elephant caves, swimming pool at the lodge, nightly campfire at sundown