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Serengeti Hippo Pool

Mageso Chember, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Arusha Region, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

wow it has vast herds, huge predator concentrations, uninterrupted views, river crossings, huge lion prides, leopard sightings, high concentration of cheetah, some of the best camps and lodges in Africa.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The pun is intended, the hippos are huge! I've been to Africa three times and this was the most hippos I've ever seen in one place. A nice picnic area with clean restrooms is right next to the hippo pool. For photographers get there either early in the morning or late afternoon because the sun reflecting off of the water... More

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Grande Prairie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is an amazing place, there are so many Hippos and it is an incredible place to take some photos! It is the perfect and safest way to view Hippos up close and personal!

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Banos, Ecuador
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Whilst on Safari in Tanzania with World Tours Safaris I was able to take some amazing close up shots at the hippo pool. Having a guide that is knowledgable about photography was definately a great asset his patience together with the fact my tour operator allowed a window seat for everyone on my tour. Definately try to be on a... More

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Roskilde, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Many different Places with hippos and some where you could come slose to these "Guys" and there funny doing :-)

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SG
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

There were lots of hippos in a small area. Good photo opportunities cause there's lots of activity. You'd see hippos quite often elsewhere but here is where we got to get closest to them without endangering ourselves (hippos are responsible for more human deaths than other animals we were told)

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Palm Desert
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Crocodiles, hippos and elephants sharing the river pool Hippos demonstrated strength when croc tried enter their midst Croc was thrown violently by a big hippo. We're told hippo could easily cut croc in half. Also lots of birds Bad thing was all tourist vehicles vying for a view. Also lucky early a.m. And saw a out of water hippo returning... More

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COLOMBIA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is a must to see how the hippos habitat. We got some very good pictures here. The hippos like to stay in the water the whole day, so this is home to them

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Just got back from safari in Tanzania. The trip was awesome and not my first safari. I have to say that this safari far surpassed my previous safari's. I base that in the fact that u will see more animals in Tanzania then on any other east African country. This is just my opinion or just the quality of the... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I have been here several times and it was nice to see so many hippos out of the water this time. There seemed to be only 1 croc, there are usually 2 but the other may have been some where sleeping. It was the only croc we saw this trip,

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