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Serengeti Hippo Pool

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Address: Mageso Chember, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Phone Number: 254720650869
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Only mildly fascinating, but horrendously noxious!

Hippos are disgusting! I mean they are a little fascinating because they are so large, but they're also kind of boring because they hardly do anything. It was kind of cool to see... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Hippos are disgusting! I mean they are a little fascinating because they are so large, but they're also kind of boring because they hardly do anything. It was kind of cool to see so many in one place. However, their stench is overpowering! They are constantly pooping and swishing their tails wildly to clean themselves, which means they are constantly... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Nothing beats observing the hippos in their natural habitat, untouched and left alone by humans, which they deserve.

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is an amazing place to see the hippos - you can get very close but beware, they do smell awful. You might see some birds too in the trees in this area.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

It actually really was because you could get within 15 feet of the hippos below in the water and there loads of them mamas, papas, and calves.

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Leigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Never seen as many Hippo's rolling on their backs and showing off their incredibly pink tummies! Also had excellent bird life too

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

It was great because we saw 1 of the hippo's walking about the plain in the day (which is very very rare).

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Dubai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Cool place to see tons of hippos and crocodiles, it has clean washroom/bathroom but wow those hippos smell!!!

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Tampa, Fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This is a great spot for watching dozens of hippos from up close. Probably, the best spot for watching these incredible creatures inside the Serengeti Park. We enjoyed our visit here tremendously. Not to be missed.

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Denville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This was a fun place to be-watching these immense animals just bobbing in the water. They would stand up and move around. The sun was shining that day so the reflection off their skin was amazing. To think that these are one of the most dangerous animals to man - can't imagine them running that fast but I wouldn't want... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

lots of Tse-tse flies, but fun to watch the hippos flick water over themselves with their tails. too far to see much from the hotel.

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