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Serengeti Hippo Pool

#2 of 9 things to do in Serengeti National Park Features Animals
Mageso Chember, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
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Rover got us up close & personal

Plenty of hippo with babies. Would love to see them out eating at night. They are magnificent. Easy... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
judy h
Amazing for sure!

We stopped here on one of our game drives and there were over 50+ hippos laying in this pool packed... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Denton, Texas
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“fun to watch” (16 reviews)
“baby hippo” (9 reviews)
“bit smelly” (6 reviews)
Mageso Chember, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Plenty of hippo with babies. Would love to see them out eating at night. They are magnificent. Easy to see how they can be so very dangerous.

Thank judy h
Reviewed 2 days ago

We stopped here on one of our game drives and there were over 50+ hippos laying in this pool packed like sardines! There is a fence above the pools where you can stand and watch the activity going on below.

Thank LeighAnne712
Reviewed 3 days ago

There were many hippos in several pools we saw in Tanzania, especially in the Serengeti! They were active and easy to see but not something I enjoyed smelling! :-)) Seeing a big hippo with an open mouth was one thing I really wanted to see...More

Thank Kathie P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely one of the top spots to visit. The large number of Hippos is awe inspiring. They are so much fun to observe.and you can take great photos

Thank Rockdoc7
Reviewed 1 week ago

Experiencing so many hippos in one place is something I never thought I would ever see. The sounds, the smell, the experience... prepare to be amazed!

Thank Pierre v
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A large amount of hippos around but they stink. I guess it's part of the experience. If you love hippos, this is the place to go

Thank Eicker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I LOVED the Serengeti Hippo Pool. Me and all my friends LOVED seeing all the hippos, especially because my best friend likes hippos.

Thank bejf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mostly they like to be submerged in the water, I was hoping for a nice big yawn to see there teeth, but no such luck!

Thank Julie E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Too many hippos, not enough water, way to much of their own waste in the water. In small groups, these animals are really cool, in large quantities, get out the nose plugs and run for cover.

Thank Rick M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The visit at Serengeti will complete your best experience at the hippo pool. I had amazing sight of the hippos in the pool, playing and fighting together while producing loud beautiful sounds. Really, by seeing them fighting I knew that how powerful hippos are. It...More

Thank Kilimanjarobrothers
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Where are some close places to stay at in order to visit this hippo pool?
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