The lodge is spectacular in architecture, location and views. However, it seems outdated, poorly managed and despite its aspiration to luxury, our stay was rather uncomfortable.
The rooms are tiny, hot and stuffy. No mosquito nets. After repeated enquiries an annoyed employee was finally motivated to spray the room with a bug killer, which was really just a nice intention, considering the gap under the door to the outside and the holes in the mosquito net at the window. We ended up somehow suspending our emergency mosquito net in an precarious setup. As we were the only guests there at the time, we were served the food directly, (and it was rather nice) and so cannot comment on the buffet.
Just like the twin Seronera Wildlife Lodge, no warm water other then for a few hours in the evening and morning (even then it was just a touch warmer then what came out of the cold tap). There was something spooky about the place, probably mostly because we were the only guests there and felt stared at from every corner. Lights were still on outside at about 9 AM, but they switch all power off at night - appalling management.
As a plus, I found it very nice that one of the employees noticed how sick I was and suggested to call the resident nurse (I did not expect something like that out there in the wilderness), who turned up soon at our door, and after listening to my complaints produced a bottle of green stuff, free of charge, that really helped with my cough. Thanks for that.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lobo Wildlife Lodge is a dream of romanticism in its remote location, strategically hidden inside an enormous volcanic rocky outcrop. It is the biggest Lodge on the migration route. You can watch and witness the migration by lying in the pool. Artistically made of wood and glass elements around clusters of large boulders, harmoniously merging with its surroundings, the Lodge affords from its raised location stunning views of the most amazing natural spectacle to be seen on Earth.Lobo is ideally set in the migratory route of over two and a half million of wildebeest in their desperate struggle for survival. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lobo Wildlife Hotel Serengeti National Park