35 years ago at the inception of Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, a magnificent elephant bull roamed the reserve. With massive tusks and always surrounded by Askari (soldiers) - a group of up to 12 protective, strong and sometimes very aggressive young males - the elephant was called Mandleve, a Tsonga nickname for the tear in his ear. Mandleve was truly unmistakeable, with two massive tusks, one very long and fairly straight, and the other about the same length, but distinctly curved. Mandleve spent his years crossing the river between Sabi Sabi and the Kruger National Park, but as he grew older he spent most of his days at Sabi Sabi, eating the soft vegetation alongside the river. When he slept he rested his enormous curved tusk in the crook of a tree trunk, relieving the huge weight he constantly carried. A beautiful, gentle and patient elephant, Mandleve died in 1992 close to his beloved Sabie River. He was deeply mourned by the staff at Sabi Sabi who had watched and followed him over the years, as well as by the many guests who had the honour of viewing him on safari. His tusks which are on display at the Letaba Elephant Museum, were measured at 69 and 73.5 kgs apiece, the heaviest ivory on record at Kruger.

As a tribute to this magnificent elephant, the spectacular newly refurbished Presidential Suite at Sabi Sabi's Bush Lodge is named the Mandleve Suite. A fitting name for a truly exceptional and memorable accommodation experience. With huge rooms looking out onto the bushveld, the suite is, quite simply, stunning. Raw tree trunks support the interior walls and add a fascinating touch of the bushveld to the décor.

Chandeliers alongside the draped bed illuminate the expansive bedroom with its beautiful carved wooden furniture. The vast, surprisingly furnished and stylish bathroom has a temptingly deep bathtub, and includes both indoor and outdoor showers. A glorious lounge with plush chaise longues, handcrafted fixtures and furnishings and interesting artifacts, extends out to a relaxing covered patio and private pool. This is a definitely a suite to remember. And, of course, a private safari vehicle with personal guide and tracker complete the Mandleve Suite experience.

For those who desire only the very best, The Mandleve Presidential Suite and recently opened Villas are sensational additions to Bush Lodge's 5 star luxury accommodation.

Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve
Reservations: +27 11 447 7172
Fax: +27 11 442 0728
Email: res@sabisabi.com
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Simba Safaris has Launched a New Safari called "FOLLOW THE MIGRATION" to enable the Migration Lovers to witness it throughout the year. Its a 10 Nights Safari itinerary which consist of 3 Nights in a Luxury Mobile Camp following the wildebeest Migration activities. The Safaris also covers the other jewels of Tanzania like Visit to Hadzabe, Night Game Drive, Sundowners, Walking Safari etc. For More details and information:
Email us: simba@simbasafaris.co.tz, marketing@simbasafaris.co.tz
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Wednesday, 09 September 2015 15:48

Mashatu for families

Not only does Mashatu in Botswana offer fantastic value for money  – but it is perfect for multi-generational family holidays!  Parents and Grandparents can enjoy the more adrenaline-fuelled adventure activities (mountain bike, horseback and walking safaris etc), while the kids have a ball on their special Children’s Programme.  For a list of all the fun stuff on the "menu" visit http://bit.ly/1EVOvf6
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Serengeti Explorer Camp is excited to have been nominated in seven categories for the 2016 Safari Awards.

Our nominations are for the following categories

- Best Value Safari Property -
- Best Safari Cuisine -
- Best Safari Guiding Team -
- Best Family Safari Experience -
- Best Ecologically Responsible -
- Best New Safari Property -
- Best Community Focused –

Just to be nominated for seven awards is a great tribute to the hard work our team at Serengeti Explorer Camp has put in over the last few months. Now we need your help! Please give us your support by voting for Serengeti Explorer Camp. Please vote for the camp by clicking here

The Safari Awards is now in its 9th year and recognises properties for various categories.  There is a panel of judges along with the tourism professionals who vote and decide the winners fr the varying categories.  We very much appreciate and thank The Safari Awards organisers for acknowledging our camp in the Serengeti and we hope to win accreditation or some of the categories we are nominated. 
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Kenya introduces MANDATORY online visa applications

Starting from 2nd July 2015, the government of Kenya will introduce electronic visa application.  Tourists wishing to visit Kenya need to apply as follows:

  1. Visit the electronic visa page at www.ecitizen.go.ke
  2. Select Register as a Visitor
    1. As part of this process, you will receive a confirmation email that you need to click on to verify and confirm your registration
    2. At this point, you will be asked to UPLOAD A DIGITAL PASSPORT PHOTO (Maximum size 500 px by 500 px)
  3. Once logged in, select Department of Immigration Services
  4. Select Submit Application
  5. Select Kenyan Visa
  6. Select the type of visa (visitor) and read the instructions carefully
  7. Complete the application form - please note that incomplete applications will be rejected however you will lose your processing fees
    1. You will need a scan of the main page of your passport (with your name, date of birth and other information)
    2. You will need to re-upload your passport photo
  8. Pay using your Visa card, MasterCard or other debit card
  9. Await your approval which will be sent to you by email.  This could take up to 7 days so give yourself plenty of time.
  10. Once you have received the email advising that your visa is approved, log back into your ecitizen account and download your visa. 
  11. Print a copy of your visa to present to the immigration officer at your point of entry into Kenya
Some things to remember:

  • The visa process takes up to one week and must be completed in advance
  • You will need a scan of your passport and passport photo
  • Approval and issuance of the visa does not guarantee entry into Kenya
  • Any form of business or employment on a visitor's visa is an offence 


As the introduction of this visa process was only this past week, there is a two month grace period whereby visas may still be purchased on arrival.  This grace period expires on 31 August 2015.

Effective 01 September 2015, you may be denied boarding of your flight to Kenya or denied entry to Kenya if you do not have your printed copy of your e-visa with you.

Please contact your ARP Travel Consultant should you have any questions.  

The new service goes live on 2nd July 2015.
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Friday, 13 March 2015 06:22

Simba Safaris Limited, Arusha, Tanzania


SIMBA SAFARIS has operated luxury safaris for over FOURTY years and is one of East Africa's most experienced luxury safari operators. We have developed a selection of safaris throughout East Africa, offering an exceptional experience at unbeatable value. Safari is our priority and we spend considerable funds to make our equipment safe and reliable and our staff is the best-trained in the field. We do not cut corners on safety and services. SIMBA SAFARIS is a family owned and operated company. The 3 brothers and their team of safari professionals have been operating luxury safaris for over 40 years. Our Offices in Tanzania and Kenya are managed by safari experts who average more than ten years experience with Simba Safaris and have first hand knowledge about the areas in both the countries.
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Thursday, 19 February 2015 06:31

Special Offer for Tanzania Highlight Safaris

We, Simba Safaris Limited, are pleasd to offer you the the specioal rates for the Tanzania Highlight Safaris.
We are offering special rates starting from June to 15 December 2015. Seats are limited and would be served on first come first serve basis.
For detailed itinery and program please email us @  marketing@simbasafaris.co.tz, simba@simbasafaris.co.tz

Thanks & Regards
Simba Safaris Limited, Tanzania

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Simba Safaris, Tanzania
"Simba Excellence"

We, Simba Safaris Limited, are pleased to announce our luxury safari package under our luxury safari division.

Sky Safari-Elewana

8 days/7 Nights

1 Night Arusha
2 Nights Tarangire
2 Nights Ngorongoro Crater
2 Nights Serengeti national park


Per Person Sharing

Single Room Supplement

1st to 6th January 2015

$ 6,780..00

$ 2,338.00

7th January to 6th April 2015

$ 6,290..00

$ 2,338.00

7th April to 25th May 2015

$ 5,995..00

$ 2,190.00

26th May to 25th June  2015

$ 6,295.00

$ 2,090.00

26th June to 31st October 201

$ 6,670.00

$ 2,338.00

1st November to 20th  Dec 2015

$ 5,995.00

$ 2,190.00

21st to 31st December 2014

$ 6,780.00

$ 2,338.00



For more information and bookings, mail us at simba@simbasafaris.co.tz visist us atwww.simbasafaris.com

We lead the way since 1969..!! 
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Saturday, 20 September 2014 08:12

Simba Safaris-Tanzania Safari Classic

Simba Safaris, Tanzania 

Tanzania Safari Classic
7 Days/6 Nights

Special Offers-Spouse gets Flat Discount
Every Thursday
2 Night Tarangire National park
2 Nights Ngorongoro Crater
2 Nights Serengeti National Park

We at Simba Safaris Limited, Tanzania, Offering a special rates for Tanzania Safari Classic, In Addition to that we are also offering a flat discount for the spouse.


Rates Per Person

Special Discount for Spouse
1st June to 24th June 2014

$ 2351.00

$ 1834.00

1st November to 15th December 2014

$ 2152.00

$ 1794.00

For more details & Bookings email us at  simba@simbasafaris.co.tz

* Terms & Conditions Apply

We lead the way since 1969..!! 
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Simba Safaris, Tanzania offers a special Sky Safari Package under "Simba Excellence"

Pay for 8-Days Sky Safari and Enjoy 10-Days Sky Safari

Sky Safari-Elewana
10 days/9Nights
Arusha-Tarangire-Ngorongoro Crater-Serengeti


Departures in September & October


$ 6677 per person


Departures in November & December


$ 6304 per person

For more information and bookings, mail us at simba@simbasafaris.co.tz visist us at www.simbasafaris.com

We lead the way since 1969..!! 
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