Shimba Lodge

Reviews of Shimba Lodge

Good(80%) From 1 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 1 of our travellers who have visited Shimba Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Ms S from Sheffield
Arrived on: 31-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Average
Average

Shimba Lodge review

We had variable and at times disappointing weather throughout our time in Kenya.

Afternoon game drive (after our driver managed to locate guide - I did have to get a little huffy at reception about absence of the guide who we were told was in a local village and would be joining us later - not the driver's fault). So, (very poor English sorry) - guide in tow, afternoon game drive and walk at sundowner location lovely.

Guide and driver decided to change itinerary for the following day and rather than 6.30 am game drive for two hours we left at 8.30 am for walk to Sheldrick Falls - much better as fog meant we could not see water hole let alone Shimba park at 6.30 am. No animals at water hold at all - Kenyans kept saying whole holiday that climate was not what it should be.

My son and I enjoyed walk with guide - gun in hand - Freddie thought very exciting.

Shimba Lodge somewhat empty and strange feel really. Loved the night sky and sounds though.

Holes in mosquito nets - a little worrying. Thought food expensive for what it was.

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Expert Africa comments

We have raised the question of the holes in the mosquito nets with the management at Shimba Lodge and we would urge all travellers encountering damaged mosquito nets to ask for them to be replaced immediately.

We would agree that the food at Shimba Lodge has never been an outstanding feature, as this is a basic lodge where location is all, but we are sorry these travellers felt the meals they paid for separately were overpriced.