Lobo kopjes

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Altitude: 1800 m.a.m.s.l (base)

A cluster of one of the largest koppie in Serengeti national park, both by individual size and number. They make up the heart of Lobo, arranged in one continuous line facing north and providing magnificent 360° views of the plains to anyone who can climb to their top.

They also act as natural walls for the multitude of buildings there, most of which are built along a narrow strip of land at the kopje's centre. Like other koppie, they act as a refuge for both plants and animals from the harsh elements of the plains.

What to do there?Get amazing views of the vast plains that surround it from the top, or even better yet, view the wildebeest migration from its top when in season. Or have games drives of the plains and the Lobo valley, then finish of the day at one of the hotels or campsites there.

Animals that you could see in the area include lions, elephants and leopards.

Best time to visit?During October and November, when the whole area is filled with herds of wildebeest and Zebra, coming in from the north. But if more interested in seeing big cats, then any time of the year not in the rainy season would do.

Location of Lobo kopjesThe Lobo kopjes is located near the northern eastern border of Serengeti national park, a short distance north of the Lobo airstrip. It is also in an area of the park that is known for its large number of lions.

It is also less frequented due to being remote, taking about a day or more to get there by vehicle. There also is a fuel station in the area, along with hotels and campsites for accommodation.

For more information on this location, please see the map below.

How to get there?By air or by vehicle, with the first having the added advantage of seeing some parts of the park from above, before landing at the Lobo airstrip nearby or other airstrips in Serengeti.

Although the land based route takes longer, it also provides a chance to see other parts of the park - an adventure that could take a week or more, with many opting to go through Ngorongoro conservation area as well.

There is no preference for 4x4s, and both rentals and privately owned vehicles can be used. For more information on park fees and tariffs, please see the TANAPA website.

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