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Mara Simba Lodge

Mara Simba Lodge

Masai Mara Simba Lodge is located in the Mara Triangle of the famous Masai Mara National Reserve along Talek River ( tributary of the Mara River). The lodge is between Sekenani and Talek Gates and just 45 minutes by air from Nairobi Wilson Airport and 265 Kilometres  from Nairobi by road. Mara Simba Lodge sits overlooking a dramatic bend on the bank of the Talek 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.

Mara Simba Lodge has been designed so as to present a safari resort, Styled to reflect the iconic colors and cultural artifacts of the Maasai people, who are the original owners of this land, it offers a peaceful retreat from the adventure and experience of the traditional safari. Wide, well-lit pathways link the rooms with the central restaurant and bar areas, where log fires are lit nightly. The resort offers a swimming pool, a wide range of evening entertainment; daily game drives through the expanse of this famous reserve, and a gift shop.


The Masai Mara is 270 Kilometres  from Nairobi (approximately 5-6 hours by road).

Overlooking a dramatic bend on the banks of the Talek River, a tributary of the Mara River, the lodge gently blends into the surrounding wilderness. It was conceived with an emphasis on exclusivity and comfort.

Your Accommodation at Mara Simba Lodge

There are 84 guest rooms, widely spaced along the banks of the river, each of which stands within a cluster of six natural wood and stone chalets. Each has its own private verandah with uninterrupted views across the landscape. Each has its own en-suite luxury bathroom (hot and cold running water, flushed WC and shower).


The central dining room, which is presented in traditional Maasai style, offers a lavish selection of principally buffet-styled meals, which reflect international and local cuisine and always provide plenty of vegetarian options. Drinks can be taken in the stylish bar, or against a bush setting.

Entertainment in the form of traditional cultural displays is offered most nights.

Quick Facts:
Distance: Please note that the indicated driving time between national parks / game reservations and locations  are estimates and may vary due to prevailing road conditions, weather and traffic density.

  • From Nairobi by Road: 270 Kilometres  (Approximately 5-6  Hours drive)
  • From Nairobi by Air: Approximately 45 Minutes.
  • From Sekenani Gate: Approximately 30 Minutes.
  • From Talek Gate: Approximately 35 Minutes.
  • Drive time to Mara River (for the Wildebeest migration crossing): Approximately 1 hour.

Safari Tours: Depending on your budget, Natural World Kenya Safaris private Drive-in  & Fly-In safaris from Nairobi and from beach resorts of Mombasa,Kilifi,Malindi, Watamu and Diani.

Game Drives: While staying at Mara Simba Lodge Natural World Kenya Safaris will offer you unlimited extensive private game drives in our customized pop-top tour Jeep.

This is for both drive in and fly in safari tour packages

Optional Activities during your stay at Mara Simba Lodge:

  • Hot air balloon ride–enquire with us =$ 420 per person (If you think Africa is stunning on the ground, wait until you see its savannahs, rivers and forests from above)
  • Masai village visit-arrange with your safari driver/ guide =$ 20 per person payable to Masai village chief.You may get to experience the villagers singing and dancing… and you might even be able to join in! The Maasai are known for their rhythmic call-and-response singing. Perhaps their most widely known dance is the adumu or “jumping dance”.
  • Picnic Lunch
  • Bush Breakfast / Lunch or Dinner.
  • Boma Breakfast / Lunch or Dinner.
  • Sundowner

Please Note:

  • At some points during your safari tour  ,you may encounter pressure souvenir sales at areas near washroom stops and park entrance gates by Masai people (purchases for souvenirs is optional and a polite decline shall suffice)

Accommodation Highlights:

  • Swimming pool
  • Main bar
  • Desk Safes available at the reception
  • Telephone calls through operator
  • Lodge nurse on call
  • Evening entertainment
  • Gift shop
  • Sundowners
  • Laundry Service
  • Bush Dinner/Black Tie Dinner/Bush Breakfast
  • Pool side BBQ
  • Elephants, Hippos and Crocodiles come to visit the banks of the river across from the lodge

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