Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
See the famous migration of the wildebeest in ultimate luxury
The most northern lodge in the Serengeti, and one of its earliest, Lobo Wildlife Lodge is built around a huge rocky outcrop, known as kopje, and thus merges magnificently into the landscape.
Overlooking the plains, Lobo Wildlife Lodge offers 76 rooms, a restaurant ringed by huge walls of granite, a rock swimming pool and bar and panoramic views over the Serengeti, venue for the annual migration of the wildebeest.
Serengeti National Park
Venue of the world famous migration of the wildebeest
The Serengeti, whose Maasai name ‘Siringet' translates as ‘the endless plains', offers unparalleled ornithological opportunities and an unrivalled natural arena wherein the glory and harmony of nature can be appreciated as nowhere else on earth. The vast and rolling Serengeti is also the venue for ‘the greatest wildlife show on earth' the annual migration of over one million wildebeest and their attendant cast of herbivores and predators.
The safari lodge location
The Serengeti is 200 km west of Arusha, Tanzania: the park's northern boundary abuts with the Kenya border, its western boundary reaches Lake Victoria, Tanzania.
Your Tanzania luxury camp safari
The vast and sensational Serengeti, covering 14,763 sq km of endlessly rolling savannah plains, is Tanzania's first-established, largest and most famous park wherein tens of thousands of wildebeest and other hoofed animals roam in a constant and unremitting search for the fresh grasslands upon which their survival depends.
The million-plus wildebeest are the predominant herbivore and also the main prey of a huge cast of large carnivores, principally lion and hyena. Whilst the annual wildebeest migration is the Serengeti's most famous attraction, the Park is also renowned for its lion, many of which have been fitted with radio-transmitter collars so that their movements may be tracked, and additionally for its wealth of cheetah, zebra, giraffe, Thomson's and Grant's gazelle, eland, impala, klipspringer, hippo and warthog.
Wildlife highlights around Lobo Wildlife Lodge, Serengeti: This luxury safari showcases - wildebeest, zebra, Thomson's gazelle, lion, spotted hyena, hunting dog, cheetah, black rhino, elephant, giraffe, buffalo, topi, eland, jackal and otter. Birds: over 350 recorded species including 34 raptors.
Accommodation: Luxury safari Lodge
• The lodge has 76 luxury rooms over two levels, including one presidential suite. Specifically, the lodge accommodations include: 57 twin rooms, 18 double rooms (king-size bed) and one presidential room.
• All luxury rooms at the Lobo Wildlife Lodge have a view over the Serengeti plains, and are naturally ventilated and fitted with mosquito nets over the air vents.
• It is quite common to find wildlife like giraffes near your bedroom at the lodge, munching on the leaves less than a meter away or the bush babies at night climbing the branches of the tree only seen by night vision binoculars or by a trained pair of eyes spotting two glowing eyes of the lemurs.
Dining and bars: Tanzania luxury safari camp style
• Meals at the Lobo Wildlife Lodge are served in the Fig Tree Restaurant prepared by well-trained chefs serving a variety of international and local menus. The restaurant is open from 7.00 to 9.00 am for breakfast, 12.30 to 2.30 pm for lunch and 7.30 to 9.00 pm for dinner.
• For early risers, Lobo Wildlife Lodge serves coffee and biscuits starting from 6.00 am.
• Other relaxation venues include The Laguna Lounge. The lounge is located within the immediate vicinity of the restaurant and opens on to a terrace, which provides an outstanding view over the park's wide-open spaces. Bar over two levels with open hearth, open from 11 am to 11 pm. The lounge was named "Laguna" further to the launch and tests conducted on the Renault vehicle of the same name in January 1994 attended by 700 international journalists.
Conferences and events
Lobo Wildlife Lodge is one of the luxury safari lodges on Tanzania safari that offer conference facilities and services.
A Child-friendly safari lodge
Lobo Wildlife Lodge welcomes children and offers family rooms.
What to see and do on your Tanzania luxury lodge safari
The annual wildebeest migration in the Serengeti
The migration of the wildebeest is perhaps one of Tanzania's most famous natural events. Twice a year, propelled by the rains, 1.3 million wildebeest, 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson's gazelle gather to undertake an 800 km migration trek to new grazing lands. The precise timing of the wildebeest migration varies but generally the Serengeti herbivores congregate and move out at the end of May, sometimes over a period of weeks, sometimes over a period of as little as three or four days. The wildebeest then head west on the first leg of a roughly triangular 800-km circuit that takes approximately 3-4 months and ends in the Masai Mara National Reserve of Kenya. When the grazing here is exhausted the tide of wildebeest turns and reverses its progress returning to the short grass plains of the Serengeti in Tanzania.
Where and when to see the migration while at Lobo Wildlife Lodge
The migration runs according to its own rules, but in general a large column of wildebeest passes west to Lake Victoria while another moves north past Lobo. While on the hoof (May to June) the rut commences and the wildebeests mate. The migration herds usually reach the north, and eventually cross into Kenya's Masai Mara NR, during July to October. In November the herds begin to reform for the return journey and by December the migration is complete and they are usually to be found grazing the southern grasslands; wildebeest calving starts in February.
Tanzania luxury lodge safari experiences in the Serengeti
Typical Tanzania safari experiences at Lobo Wildlife Lodge include: safari game drives in especially adapted 4WD safari vehicles (with professionally trained Tanzania safari guides), safari bush breakfasts, lunches and dinners; cocktails around the lodge safari campfire and guided safari walks through the bush. Lobo Wildlife Lodge also offers ornithological tours, cultural performances and visits to the local Maasai people of Tanzania.
In the Serengeti, a particular highlight is a hot air balloon ride, which typically ascends from its launch site at dawn and travels for around an hour across the plains before descending in a controlled landing to a cooked safari breakfast in the bush.
Lobo Wildlife Lodge - Serengeti
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