Retima Hippo Pool, Serengeti National Park

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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 hippo pool is always a party for your senses! Once there, you will never forget the smell. Dozens of hippos are on top of each other; babies to large adults. They jostle for position to get to fem...  more »
  • A safe space to see the hippos. They're there and there are many. Magic. I advise to come in the morning before the rush of 4x4s. We were alone.
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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.
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