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Getting there
The Lobo area is situated 8–9 hours' drive from Arusha (or 410 km/255 mi), the first 2.5 hours on good tarmac road, followed by poor dirt road. The road passes Lake Manyaras National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater and Seronera Valley in central Serengeti. Migration Camp is an hour's drive off the main road.
You can't get to Lobo from Masai Mara in Kenya in the north, even though there is a connecting road. The border crossing is closed.
The airstrip closest to Migration Camp is Lobo airstrip, about one hour's drive from the camp. The airstrip is served by some scheduled flights from Arusha. The flying time to Arusha is one hour.
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Serengeti Migration Camp
Serengeti National Park
Serengeti Migration Camp is a medium-sized luxury tented camp in the Lobo area of northern Serengeti in Tanzania. The camp is built among kopjes (or inselbergs) in a beautiful setting close to the Grumeti River, one of the large rivers of Serengeti, flowing into Lake Victoria further west.

Migration Camp has some 20 tents for guests, and offers a nice and comfortable atmosphere. Each tent is 45 m2/485 sq ft, and is furnished in a kind of modernized colonial style. The tents have private bathrooms and a veranda facing the surrounding nature.

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Fireplace and starry sky
The main building has a swimming pool, bar, lounge and restaurant. The outdoor fireplace is an obvious spot to meet in the evening for refreshments before dinner, and to watch the African starry sky. Paraffin/kerosene lamps are lit at night to help you find your way and for atmosphere.

The camp is set close to the bush, and animals may appear in the area. Staff will escort you (there is a whistle in your tent to call for assistance) whenever you need to move within the camp area, especially after dark.

Furnishing inspired by old colonial style.

Room at Migration Camp.

More about Lobo
Lobo has a varying landscape, dominated by savanna, 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 can be seen.

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 Crater.

Wildlife and tourist seasons
The peak season is when the migration is around, usually during November and into December. Game 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 virtually alone in the area.

 
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