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Serengeti Hippo Pool

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Mageso Chember, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
254720650869
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the SOUND will blow you away!

BE CAREFUL - and stay well back from the edge of the pool - as hippos are about the MOST aggressive... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jeffrey W
Hippos!

You'll probably go there on your safari. Dozens of hippos relaxing together. The smell is not the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kasia S
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  • Average6%
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“fun to watch” (17 reviews)
“bit smelly” (7 reviews)
“amazing sight” (15 reviews)
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Mageso Chember, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
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254720650869
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Reviewed yesterday

BE CAREFUL - and stay well back from the edge of the pool - as hippos are about the MOST aggressive and dangerous Serengeti animal - our guide told us one had killed a lady on walking safari in 2017 - but DON'T miss this...More

Thank Jeffrey W
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Reviewed 2 days ago

You'll probably go there on your safari. Dozens of hippos relaxing together. The smell is not the nicest, but doesn't bother much. We saw some young ones and spent lots of time trying to take some great pictures a la National Geographic (which is not...More

Thank Kasia S
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I loved every minute of the Serengeti and was amazed at how many animals we saw. The Hippo pool being a very busy place full of Hippos basking in the mud.

Thank Patricia V
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A great place for a break and a view of lots of hippos. Nice place for a picnic, too. Clean toilets.

Thank pvnipper
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed thus hippo pool and had a picnic in this area. Thete are flamingos as well. If there is too much crowd the hippos stay farther away. So go early

Thank pennking
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Reviewed 4 days ago

this rest stop has it all... clean toilets and huge pod of hippo . down side is that there were many vehicles and people so quote noisy

Thank Delvin W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great experience to watch the hippos battle for space! A must see. Serengeti is just a beautiful part of world.

Thank Maria D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to view lots of hippos and watch their crazy antics. Stinky but interesting. Easy to take lots of pictures for your trip diary.

Thank travellivelearn
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the best spot to see so many hippos from the land! We saw them from a hot air ballon but here you are close and personal!

Thank carolculshawp
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They are active around 5pm or nearing sundown. They will get out of the pool when the sun is down. Please look out for the crocodiles lurking around the pool and grassland too.

Thank Sharon T
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April 7, 2016|
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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
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