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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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Apex, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

It was about an hour drive to the Hippo Pool from our camp (Lemala Ewanjan) but it was well worth it. There were over a hundred hippos in the river and on the banks. We also saw a crocodile catch a large fish in the water and chomp away trying to get it down. There's a bathroom facility at this... More

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Perth, Western Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A great place to observe the hippos of which there are many. Plenty of viewing area. Don't be an idiot though (like one person when we were there) and throw rocks to stir up the animals.

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Littlestown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Our tour group had the breakfast by the hippo pool. Wonderful breakfast and all of the hippos came out to bask on the shore during our meal.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

It was nice to be bake to have lunch at the hippo pool. The hippos lounge in the area and it is a sight to see. A great rest stop for lunch during a game drive.

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The Serengeti hippo pool was the only place at which we were allowed to get out of our safari vehicles to view the wildlife. The sight of so many hippos was quite astounding. One member of our group counted at least 260 in the pool! We also spotted one lone crocodile in the river upstream from the hippos. In a... More

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Sun City, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

OK, I've never seen a hippo pool before - or that many hippos in one area, so to me it was awesome. Fun to watch them interact ;-) and mill around each other. I only wish I could have seen them out of the water too. Definitely worth a visit!!

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is a mesmerising opportunity to watch large groups of hippos resting together. Their gentle interactions make this a wonderful peaceful experience as well as an opportunity for some stunning photos. Highly recommended.

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South-Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The water was not enough for the amount of hippos in the pool. Its nature but still felt very sorry for them. The restrooms were filthy.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Spending some time watching the hippos is quite entertaining. In the morning they are quite active, which makes for plenty of fun. The pool is a bit smelly though.

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Oundle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

An excellent place to view hippo up close. There were crocs about as well. only one downside was the smell from the place, but that's nature

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