Lobo valley

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

An area of land between the Lobo kopjes and the Lobo hills of northern Serengeti national park. It is known for its large number of resident wildlife, most of whom stay here due to the large availability of water.

The water comes from two underground springs that drain water from the nearby Lobo hills, to form rivers.

What to do there?Game drives of it and surrounding areas, with tons of animals to see — including elephants, gazelle, leopards, cheetahs, lions and many more. The area is also a good place to see wildebeest — when in season, due to Lobo kopjes that serves as a good vantage point.

For a list of other attractions that you could see in the area, please see section below or the attractions page.

Best time to visit?During October and November, when the annual wildebeest migration is in the area, but if more interested in seeing big cats, then any time of the year that is not in the rainy season would do — that is unless you have a good 4x4.

Location of Lobo valleyThe Lobo valley is located near the north eastern border of Serengeti national park, a remote area of Tanzania that is also 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 are hotels, tented campsites, special and public campsites that could be used 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 giving a short air safari of the Serengeti, before landing at the Lobo airstrip nearby or other airstrips in Serengeti.

The land based route takes as longer, with many opting for the long drive from Arusha, through Ngorongoro conservation area and into the Serengeti at Naabi hill gate. This could take as long as a week or more - depending on your desire to explore.

Alternatively, the area could be reached from Mwanza, coming in from either Ndabaka or fort Ikoma gate.

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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