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Serengeti Hippo Pool

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Mageso Chember, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
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A happy hippo place

At first glance the hippos in the pool area resembled massive rocks. The area was a mass of... read more

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Kempsey, Australia

We didn't saw as many hippos as I the photo but for sure saw around 20 there, reminded me of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nuremberg, Germany
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“fun to watch” (16 reviews)
“baby hippo” (9 reviews)
“bit smelly” (7 reviews)
Mageso Chember, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

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Reviewed yesterday

At first glance the hippos in the pool area resembled massive rocks. The area was a mass of wildlife that were drawn to the cool waters of the pond. We could have spent hours here just watching the wildlife come & go. There were a...More

Thank travella2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't saw as many hippos as I the photo but for sure saw around 20 there, reminded me of the game were the hippos eat marbles, not much to add any decent tour company will drive you there so no worries in missing it.

Thank DonCesar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not to be missed. See the hippos in their natural setting. Loads of them. Thought they were rocks in the water - then they moved. Could spend all day just staring at them.

Thank peterca20
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here to see the hippos chilling in the water. Also saw a leopard a few hundred metres down the track.

Thank zimmyzimmy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our after lunch visit to the pool provided an opportunity to count the 105 hippos that were resting in the pool! Fun to see so many of them in the water!

Thank val-mn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You have to ensure you get here! the hippos are amazing!! I spent hours watching them.. shame there was a dead one in the water next to his mates. :(

Thank Luke K
Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

Great to see animals in their own habitat. So many hipos. This was part of our serengeti 10 day safari

Thank vidiya r
Reviewed November 5, 2017 via mobile

One thing they don’t tell you in kids books is just how disgusting hippos are. They spend their days in shallow pools and rivers in their own excrement. That being said hold your nose and go and see them. If you’re lucky these enormous creatures...More

Thank DeanoVancouver
Reviewed October 27, 2017

Serengeti Hippo pool is good all year round , duruing the drougt and also rainy season. there is much to see here including Crocodiles and alot of Bird life.

Thank mugenyi55
Reviewed October 24, 2017

Didn't know hippos wallowed in such close proximity - - very interesting that they tolerate such tight quarters.

Thank FlossEm77
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April 7, 2016|
Response from Rick M | Reviewed this property |
there are numerous resorts within an hour drive over bumpy dirt roads..We are staying at the Serena Serengeti - nice property