Retima Hippo Pool, Serengeti National Park

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Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
Lying deep in the northwest region of the national park, Retima Hippo Pool attracts both hippos and humans from across the reserve. A play park for hundreds of hippos year-round, it offers a constant water supply from the converging Seronera and Orangi rivers. Watch these magnificent and often hilarious creatures in their natural habitat, frolicking and fighting in the pools, and dwarfing the occasional crocodile on the shore. Most safari tours of the national park include a stop at the hippo pool. Use our Serengeti National Park trip planner to visit Retima Hippo Pool on your trip to Serengeti National Park, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • the hippos are known to be dangerous when you make noises from your vehicle. they are very huge animals  more »
  • The hippos have a Strong smell of manure but I thoroughly enjoyed watching them going about their everyday practises in the pool  more »
  • We did our safari with Angelino Adventures and our 4 days in serengeti wouldn't be complete without visiting this place. I recommend you visit this location if you do game drive in serengeti. It's...  more »
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  • Very cool and safe spot to watch hippos and other animals that come to drink. There’s also a Picknick area and a bathroom.
  • Fun watching the hippos get up their antics. This group was probably 50-60 strong.
  • It is a fantastic place! To see a lot of Hippos in a small place is amazing!
  • Very enjoyable place to watch lots of hippos

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