Most rooms are twins (i.e. have two single beds), and all face the savanna east of the
lodge. They have WC, washbasin and bathtub showers. Electricity (220240 V)
is available in all rooms, but the generator is switched off in the middle of days and
The reception and shop are located at the lowest level, the restaurant some stairs up,
and the bar, lounge and swimming pool at the top level. During clear mornings, you may
get beautiful views of the sunrise from here. There is also a second observation point,
overlooking the savanna and the sunset to the west. You get there by turning left outside
the reception, then walk up the stairs leading in between the trees.
Far from Arusha
The Lobo area is situated far north in Serengeti, and even though it's technically possible,
it's too long and to uncomfortable a journey going there in one day from Arusha.
A better option is staying the night somewhere along the route, for example in Seronera
further south in Serengeti, or on the rim of the Ngorongoro
When looking at the map, you'll find Masai Mara in Kenya
not very far north of Lobo, and a road connecting these two areas. The border along
this road is closed for safari tourism, though.
More about Lobo
Lobo has a varied landscape, dominated by savanna, woodland, rivers and hills.
During and around November, the migrating herds of wildebeest and zebras pass the area
on their way from Masai Mara to the plains of southern Serengeti. Buffalos, elephants
and different kinds of antelopes are often seen, and lions and leopards are spotted
regularly. Even cheetahs may be seen.
Wildlife and tourist seasons
The peak season is when the migration is around, usually during November and into December.
driving in the rainy season during April and May may be difficult, as bush roads
may become inaccessible. The main road from Seronera to Lobo is mainly gravel and can
take quite a lot of rain, but a few low bridges along the road can get flooded and impassable
during periods of heavy raining.
The Lobo area has fewer visitors than for example Seronera further south in Serengeti.
We have visited Lobo in June, right after the rainy season, and found ourselves close
to alone in the area.
Wildlife around the lodge
Large mammals are rarely seen within the lodge area, but you will probably see
a lot of hyrax, which are small and harmless. There
are also many agama lizards. Hyaenas, lions and leopards can sometimes be seen or heard
just outside the lodge, so you should be cautious when moving about the lodge in the
With a bit of luck, any local mammals may be spotted outside the lodge from the observation
points, for example lions, buffalos, elephants etc. Klipspringers
are often seen along the road just outside.
Fewer guests come to the western observation point, so it's usually a quiet place where
you may find some interesting birds, for example cliff chats, white-eyes and barbets.