Simba Portfolio Lodges were the inspiration of a third generation Tanzanian Sikh family from Moshi. While the family history is one of timber, furniture making and transport; their commitment to Tanzania and the exceptional wildlife and wilderness it harbours, along with a genuine love of the bush, led to the concept of beautifully designed lodges offering excellent service and standards at a reasonable price point in some of Tanzania’s most sought after safari destinations.
Five brothers of the Mudher-Bhamra family man the board and determine the direction of the organization. Keeping abreast of the latest trends in the hospitality industry and working together with the government agencies and communities wherein the lodges are located they are dedicated to providing an exceptional hospitality and wilderness experience for guests at the lodges.
Meet the team:
Lakshmi and Annie, our reservations and marketing managers, work together to ensure accurate and up to date information reaches the tour operators in Tanzania and around the world; as well as keeping track of bookings and following up on feedback from our guests.
In keeping with our corporate policy of eco-tourism and responsible tourism, the majority of the people staffing our lodges come from the nearby communities. The International Eco Tourism Society defines eco-tourism as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people.” Our relationship with the villages and rural areas surrounding our lodges has been strengthened by our decision to recruit, train and hire people from our neighbourhoods.
We also strive to assist with local projects and needs such as schools and clinics wherever possible. In return our employees keep us apprised of situations and conditions in the community that may impact our business. In this way we are partnering with our workers and local government as contributing citizens and fostering the real spirit of responsible tourism.
PACK FOR A PURPOSE
We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travelers like you to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination. If you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase and bring supplies for area schools or medical clinics in need, you'll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families. Please click here to see what supplies are needed for our project/projects.