Karatu Simba Lodge is a uniquely constructed lodge. It is built to enhance the sense of tranquility and peacefulness. The lodge overlooks the Ngorongoro Forest. The lodge is accessible by way of passing farms. The ambiance is enhanced by the use of local fabrics and hardwood furniture. Serengeti Simba Lodge is the sister lodge to Karatu Simba Lodge.

Karatu Simba Lodge is located in Karatu near Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Karatu Simba Lodge offers two types of accommodation:

  • 7 Cottages
  • 6 Rondavels

All rooms have en suite bathrooms. In room facilities include: mosquito nets, private verandah, shower, hot water, flush toilet, torch, umbrellas, . Room configurations are single, twin, double and triple rooms.

At Karatu Simba Lodge there is a large dining room. The cuisine is continenetal with touches of local cuisine and all produce is sourced fresh from the surrounding areas. Meal times are flexible. Special dietary needs can be accommodated with advence request.


  • Solar Power
  • Reception
  • Lounge
  • Fully stocked bar
  • Swimming pool with deck
  • Campfire
  • Free Wi-Fi in common areas


  • Birding within lodge grounds
  • Cutural Tours
  • Guided walks – Ngorongoro Forest | Elephant Caves

Child Policy
At Karatu Simba Lodge children over the age of 6 are welcome and must share a room with an adult.

No wheelchair accessibility.