Mara Simba Lodge

The Mara Simba lodge sits overlooking a dramatic bend on the bank of the Talek, a tributary of the Mara River, gently blending into the surrounding wilderness. Stretching almost a kilometer along the river the grounds on the bank remain in their virgin condition, while the landscaped gardens filled with indigenous trees at the back draw a great variety of birds and butterflies. The lodge was conceived with an emphasis on exclusivity and comfort. It was designed to complement its surroundings and is decorated in Maasai traditional style. Wide, well-lit pathways connect the Public areas and rooms.

At the Mara Simba, special care is taken to conserve the environment. Mara Simba is only truly environment friendly lodge in Kenya as it has installed a sewage treatment plant. The plant provides crystal clear water that is used for irrigation.

The Mara experience has remained the once-in-a-lifetime dream of safari lovers ever since the days when hunters thronged the region in search of the ultimate black-maned lion trophy. Natural home to the "Big 5" game, a safari to Kenya cannot be said to be complete without it. During the months of August to November, thousands of visitors get down to the Maasai Mara to witness one of the most spectacular phenomena on earth. Stretching as far as the eye can see, a teeming mass of zebra, wildebeest, and topi, trailed by scavengers make way into the Mara plains from the Serengeti, in what is known as the Great Migration.

Overview

The Rooms

84 rooms (60 twins, 12 doubles, 04 singles and 08 triples).

Room dcor: The rooms are arranged in clusters of 6 in each natural wood and stone banda (4 rooms on the ground floor, 2 interconnecting rooms on the first floor), Large spacious rooms with private verandahs overlooking the river, made of wood and traditional material like guards for lighting, wall paintings and loose rags.

Room amenities: They all have en-suite showers, tiled bathrooms with natural granite and twyfords, (UK) bathroom fittings. Each spacious room, which can easily accommodate an extra bed, telephone, overhead fans and mosquito nets on request.

Special features: Centrally located in a prime game viewing area.

Food & Drink

Open-sided restaurant and bar overlooking the river. The bar has a fire-place and lounge where informal entertainment takes place in the evenings.

General Facilities

  • Telephone and fax communication
  • Laundry and valet services
  • Baby sitter on request
  • House-doctor call
  • Gift shop

Conference Facilities

Conference room with a capacity of 170 theatre style and full range of Audio-visual equipment.

Recreational Facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Nature Walk
  • Balloon Safaris
  • Game viewing drives
  • Traditional dances and songs
  • Lectures and video shows
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