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Serengeti Hippo Pool

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Address: Mageso Chember, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
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This was one of my favourite places in the Serengeti, can't imagine any guide would leave this out of your itinerary!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Catharina P
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was one of my favourite places in the Serengeti, can't imagine any guide would leave this out of your itinerary!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great spot to watch Hippos as the lounge around during the day. They are loud and tend to fight for space which is fun to watch. You can also watch them waddle up to dry land and the babies are really cute.

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Thank IowaRod
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lioness hunting some facoceros, hippos doing their own thing, birds getting close to get some water ended in a national geographic film like experience

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting to see hippos and find out why these pools exist. Actually to see a good portion of the Serengeti you should stay several days.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

S is a very popular place for just about everyone on Safari for a lunch break. There were only a few hippos in the water. The washroom facilities were dirty and were not sufficient for all the people there. Beware the huge black birds that will steal your lunch if your. It careful. Our driver insisted we eat in our... More 

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Torrance, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are a lots of Hippos. We stopped by to take a little break to eat lunch during our game drive. Very quiet and good place to take pictures of Hippos.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had no idea where our guide was taking us and was absolutely blown away with how many hippos were there all at the same time. Keep your eyes peeled for the baby hippos who are hiding between their parents. Afternoon is the best time to go as they are starting to wake up and getting annoyed with each other... More 

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Thames Ditton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

You can get ridiculously close to the hippos and still feel very safe. There's a view point, from which you can see all the hippos and how they interact with one another. They just wallow and swish mud over themselves with babies popping above and below the water. The smell, however, is quite potent and definitely not as enjoyable as... More 

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Hawley, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It was hard to find hippos, but we did eventually see some on the beach next to the water of various ages which was quite cool. We expected to see more however there was a bunch of rocks in the water that moved and splashed which were also fun to watch. Also nice that it is a rare spot in... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

As part of a safari tour. This is a cool place to stop for a few minutes and see the hippos. Every so often they would yawn or get up. Can't spend more than a few minutes watching then it gets kosher Ned of monotonous. Good stop though.

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