Simbambili Game Lodge Reviews

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Client Score: 5 Showing 1 - 10 of 24 reviews
Simbambili Game Lodge

Stephanie & Ian Duncan

5

A quiet private lodge, excellent staff. Food and accommodation was excellent, game drives very good, ranger and tracker exceptional knowledge and very friendly

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Simbambili Game Lodge

Atdhe Demhasaj & Qendresa Brucaj

5

Simbambilli was the trip of our lifetime. It has inspired us to go on more safaris in the future. We couldn't believe how close you get to the animals. The rangers and trackers are filled with knowledge and we learned a whole lot. I will probably never go to a zoo again after this trip!

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Simbambili Game Lodge

Henry & Rozanne Wilson

5

This camp scores highly for its accommodation and the number of leopards which we have rarely seen elsewhere. Our room with splash pool was gorgeous and the bed and fittings excellent. We ate very well and there is a great view from the splendid dining/sitting area. Our room did not have a view which was a pity and with a bit of work it could have. The guiding was very skilful and the trackers do actually track, often leaving the vehicle. We saw more varieties of animal and birds at Serandella but that was compensated for by 5 different leopards. We felt we covered some of the same ground a bit too often - although Sabi is unenclosed the are that each lodge can traverse is not unlimited. Certainly it is big enough but by definition sightings are far from from guaranteed eg we did not see rhino at all. This would make it less suitable for first time safari goers. Again the least satisfactory aspect was the allocation of vehicles and guides. If the lodge was full 16 not 12 as I was informed - there would be 8 visitors in each vehicle which we find far too many. Often new people join and we have to cover all the same subjects again and again. We found ourselves switching between vehicles and guides which is not ideal. On this basis I would probably give both lodges scores of high 4 rather than 5

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Simbambili Game Lodge

Sean McErlean & Darren Trowlen

5

Top notch!

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Simbambili Game Lodge

Mark Phelps

5

Great game viewing and excellent service. The staff really went the extra mile.

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Simbambili Game Lodge

Anonymous

5

Location in the Sabi Sands reserve was really good and enabled us to see lots of wildlife. We were made to feel very much at home. The food was really good, particularly the open air barbeques.

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Simbambili Game Lodge

Karen Chang

5

WONDERFUL!!! This was the biggest highlight of our stay. Hotel: super friendly staff. It's a small lodge so everyone was like a family. Love the rooms, very clean, just like the pictures online. It definitely made us feel like we were out in a jungle at a safari. Staff was AMAZING! SO friendly and helpful. We arrived late and had to catch a quick game drive. Staff gave us some extra time to clean up and get ready for the drive, and even prepared us lunch bags (they know we hadn't had lunch yet). I was so touched that they're so thoughtful and nice (waited for us for the drive). Drive: Our guide Liam and Mamps were amazing. They were so knowledgeable. We saw so many big 5's on our first 2 days. They would go out of their ways to find the best viewing point for us, and they're so good at spotting animals. They're also very great on educating us about conservation and animal behaviors. It's definitely an eye-opening experience. They're also very responsible. I felt safe in the car with them knowing that they will take good care of us. Morning walk with Liam was also awesome - we ran into buffalo and Liam was very calm and told us what to do (where to run!). Food: Way above expectation. I wasn't expecting too much from the lodge since we're hours away from civilization. However, every meal was gourmet and nicely prepared with love. We had some of the best dishes ever. The lamb was way better than what we've ever had in any restaurants, the dishes were so unique yet SO DELICIOUS. Every day we're looking forward to our meals. Great variety and lots of fruits and vegetables. I was asking if the chef was trained at a 5-star restaurant but she was trained at the lodge!!! I even asked for some recipes so I can try it myself at home (pretty sure won't be as delicious as Simbambili's food haha). Extra points: 1. They surprised us with a candlelight dinner in our room. They decorated our room with flowers and candles. We felt so pampered!! 2. Our last day I forgot to ask front desk to call a shuttle to take us to the airport. I hurried and asked the front desk if they could help me arrange a car. They said they already checked our itinerary and already scheduled a shuttle. HOW NICE OF THEM! They know we're running around and tired and forgot about this, and they took care of it for us. I was SO thankful for their little gesture. 3. All the drivers for the shuttles were also great. Very polite, nice, and shares lots of wonderful stories. Car was clean and on time. I really really loved the staff and can't say enough about how great they are! It one of the best top-notch service we've ever received. I'm seriously going to miss this place, the game drives, the staff, and the food. Overall the stay was so great, it's going be in my memory forever! :):):)

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Simbambili Game Lodge

Elizabeth & Allan MacDonald

5

Accommodation and service levels were excellent with staff all being of the highest quality

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Miss Amy Muise

5

AMAZING!!! Luxury in the middle of the bush! Amazing staff from our Ranger Pierre and Tracker Service to our butler Arnold and wonderful staff at the main lodge. Every meal we had was amazing and all of our needs were well taken care of. The rooms are gorgeous, with an outside bed and private plunge pool. The game drives were incredible - we learned so much from our tracker. A definite highlight of the trip.

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Mr Mordi Kameo

5

Best staff and made it the most amazing experience.

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