About Simba Farm Lodge

The Simba Farm Lodge is a working family farm on the rolling hills of West Kilimanjaro, with great views of the Kilimanjaro to the east and the Maasai steppe and Mount Meru to the west.

Simba Farm Lodge is located at an altitude of 1700 meters, on the border of the rainforest and the lower open plains where elephants, zebras and giraffes graze.
The farm is known for recordings from the Dutch version of ‘Farmer wants wife’.

The owners Yoka and Sjouke Bruinsma grow their own vegetables, and barley and wheat for local beer breweries.

The property

The rustic and friendly guesthouse from 1920 has six rooms and a living room with fireplace. Additionally, Simba Lodge Farm has two cottages in the beautiful spacious garden.

On the porch of Simba Lodge Farm – where tea is served – you enjoy this beautiful location, the hospitality and tasty drinks at sunset. All meals are prepared with fresh vegetables from the garden.

Accommodatie West Kilimanjaro - Simba Farm
Accommodatie West Kilimanjaro - Simba Farm
Accommodatie West Kilimanjaro - Simba Farm
Accommodatie West Kilimanjaro - Simba Farm
Accommodatie West Kilimanjaro - Simba Farm
Accommodatie West Kilimanjaro - Simba Farm


During the stay you can also experience the ins and outs of a commercial Tanzanian farm. You’re welcome to help …

Simba Farm Lodge offers the following facilities:

  • Full board
  • Spacious room
  • Comfortable bed
  • Bathroom with shower and toilet
  • Hot and cold running water
  • Mosquito net
  • Porch
  • Stunning view
  • Dining
  • Lounge


Makoa Farm offers comfortable, spacious rooms, two of which have spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro. Some rooms in the Old Guest House have shared bathrooms, but are never shared with strangers!
The Garden Rooms are two romantic private rooms with a cosy fireplace and a veranda, surrounded by lush flower gardens.
The Jacaranda Cottages are surrounded by lush scented flower gardens.

Simba Farm Lodge offers the following rooms:

  • Old Guesthouse Room, king (2p)
  • Old Guesthouse Room, twin (2p)
  • Garden Room, king (2p)
  • Garden Room, twin (2p)
  • Jacaranda Cottage (2-4p)


Do you want to walk on the Kilimanjaro, but not a multi-day expedition? Choose a day trip to the stunning Shira Plateau slope. There are several walks that you can choose from, ranging from 1 to 5 hours.

Simba Farm Lodge offers the following activities:

  • Farm tour
  • Sunset drinks
  • Visit farm animals
  • Playing tennis
  • Walking Shira plateau, Kilimanjaro
  • Wedding arrangement

Price indication

From € 106 to € 125 pppn (full board)

Please note: the final property price depends on the season and currency fluctuations. Prices are excluding additional costs like transport, entrance fees for the parks, etc.

Stay at Simba Farm Lodge?

Let us know, we’re happy to arrange it for you!


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