Samburu Simba Lodge is a relatively new lodge, situated in the Buffalo Springs National Reserve, part of the larger Samburu system. Removed from the beaten path of topical tourist circuit, the lodge is ideally located on the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River, the lifeblood of this arid area. All rooms and central areas have views of the river and the nearby waterhole, where large herds of elephants and other wildlife come to drink. The lodge has two luxury swimming pools, a restaurant and bar, curio shop and expansive conference facilities. Enjoy unobstructed views of game along the river banks and the waterhole from either your room terraces, at the lodge, or from restaurant.
The Samburu National Reserve is conjoined with the smaller Buffalo Springs and Shaba Reserve. Vast, magnificent and still largely unexplored, the parks of Samburu offer an evocative cocktail of uniquely contrasting habitats, veering from stark cliffs and boulder-strewn scarps to lush swamps and muddy sandbanks; and from bone-dry bush to fronded riverine forests. The area is very dry (semi-arid officially) with a lot of scrub and some acacia trees. Hot and arid, this area is known by the local nomadic tribe, the Gabbra, as ‘the Plains of Darkness', whose heat-scorched scrublands extend all the way to the jade-green waters of Lake Turkana. Uncompromisingly rugged, yet vividly beautiful this area offers virtually guaranteed wildlife encounters. Seek out the the endangered Grevy's zebra, the rare beisa oryx and the blue-shanked Somali ostrich and watch as herds of elephant roam the gaunt hills during the day before returning to bathe on the banks of the river in the evening.
The rooms are spacious, well furnished with a reading desk and several lounge chairs. The bathrooms have a shower with warm or cold water. The rooms have an over head fan, telephone extension and reading desk. Comfortably spacious, each room is elegantly furnished with locally built products where possible. Every bathroom in this lodge has both hot and cold, clean running water. Each room features a terrace that faces the river valley; relax and take in the fantastic views of game roaming these stunning plains.
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Meals at this lodge take place at the restaurant and bar. Guest can experience an unforgettable evening of tasty food, featuring local fare, and traditional dance. Our restaurant and bar offer first class cuisine. The bar has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and is an ideal place to relax after a day of sight seeing. The dining area, where a delicious cuisine of succulent meat dishes and vegetarian menus are served, and the bar are focal points in the cool of the evening.
Nature and bird walks are available to all guests. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, main bar, restaurant. Other activities available include guided nature walks, bush dinners, sundowners, river cruises, and displays of Samburu dance (various charges apply). Be aware that most of the game viewing drives are done in the early morning and late afternoon because during these periods the wildlife are most active, also the temperature is substantially cooler.
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