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    Default Re: Info on special campsites in Serengeti.

    Hi alannymarce,

    Can you please check those coordinates for Kogatende campsite? As those given are actually somewhere near Mount Elgon, near the border between Uganda and Kenya.

    Also, can you please tell when you were at Lobo. Is the described situation from recent times?
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    Default Re: Info on special campsites in Serengeti.

    Hmm - odd - I've checked and find 1°33'37.2"S 34°52'56.2"E / -1.560328, 34.882270 .

    Thanks for pointing out the mistake (no idea why - operator incompetence I imagine).

    We were at Lobo in 2017 so not recently, and it may be better since I assume that the number of "overland tour" visitors is less right now.

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    Default Re: Info on special campsites in Serengeti.

    Quote Originally Posted by alannymarce View Post
    Hmm - odd - I've checked and find 1°33'37.2"S 34°52'56.2"E / -1.560328, 34.882270 .

    Thanks for pointing out the mistake (no idea why - operator incompetence I imagine).

    We were at Lobo in 2017 so not recently, and it may be better since I assume that the number of "overland tour" visitors is less right now.
    I find the coordinates put into Google Earth take me to the Mara River just near Kogatende airstrip. I zoomed there in a nanosecond - a great way to travel!
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    Default Re: Info on special campsites in Serengeti.

    Ah, now I see why. The coordinates in the first post were lacking the minus sign for latitude! Hence, it was pointing good 3 degres to the north, near Mount Elgon.

    Now, the correct coordinates indeed point directly at the Kogatende.

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    Default Re: Info on special campsites in Serengeti.

    Have copied and pasted from a post today from Ortelius about his opinion on Sero 6 Special Campsite and driving around the boundaries between the NCA area and Serengeti at Lake Ndutu. Thanks Ortelius.

    "It might be worth mentioning that around Lake Ndutu, the border between Serengeti and NCA is not very obvious and you can easily cross it unintentionally. And rangers apparently do patrol the border and check, if the visitors have paid the conservation fees for the area they are driving in (NCA or Serengeti NP). So, if you are staying in one of the NCA campsites, try to stay on the NCA's side of the border during your game drives, unlress you've also paid for the Serengeti for that day (as you know, daily conservation fees are very expensice for either od the parks), or you might be charged high fines. Of course, the same applies if you are staying on the Serengeti side of the Ndutu.
    Re your choice of Sero 6 SC
    It appears that you are using Seronera only as an overnight stop on your way from Ndutu to the northern Serengeti. If so, then it is a good choice, as it gives you about half an hour of a head start in the morning, compared to other central Seronera campsites. But if you intent to spend at least one afternoon making game drives in Seronera area, I'd rather choose one of the other Sero special campsites (#1 to #5) or some other SC in that area. We have spend 2 nights at Sero 6, and I must say we weren't too impressed. It doesn't offer any spectacular views or anything, it's just a spot somewhere in the Serengeti plains. If it's only a stopover between southern and northern Serengeti, then it is fine, especially given it's ideal position. But it certainly isn't a best place to simply relax enjoy your stay there in the camp. At least that was our impression. We were there at the end of December 2015."
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