Serengeti Hippo Pool
Serengeti Hippo Pool
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Deepak
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania184 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Its a nice place and very relaxed atmosphere and nearby it has a picnic spot too.... but i would recommend to go early when Hippos are on the move before they immerse themselves into the water otherwise once they are in then you won't have that adventure. Kids will love it ...
Written August 14, 2020
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Zoe C
Leeds, UK94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This pool is a great place to be able to observe masses of hippos from a safe vantage point. The stink is rather over-powering so don’t go if you’re of a fragile disposition, but being able to get this close to such an interesting creature is a delight. They are fascinating! It was incredible just how many were packed into the pool and I would certainly recommend you don’t miss the opportunity to stop here. We loved it!
Written August 6, 2022
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Haytham Abu Firas
Qatar19,225 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
Hippo pool is an awesome place to see. Many hippopotamuses in small pool for the whole day. Almost covered with water but noses and eyes. They go out at night only for eating. Stinking smell if you stay for long time.
Written March 10, 2023
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WPLandry
Fairfax, VA558 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
This was really cool! There were so many hippos just lounging around. A couple of larger ones got into a little grunting and shoving match, which was interesting to watch. There were several smaller, younger ones sleeping among the others, which was cute. It's definitely worth seeing.
Written January 4, 2020
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Sofia V
Seattle, WA5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
If you love hippos you should definitely visit this spot in Serengeti. You can see the hippos very closely and hear the fascinating sounds they make. Thanks to our safari guide Beatus (of Angelino Adventures) who gave us enough time to see the animals and answered all the questions we asked and provided some fascinating facts about hippos.

It was interesting to see a dominant male chasing a junior male out of the pool. The only concern about this spot is the stinky smell of the pool. But all in all it was interesting to see such massive beasts in a very close range.
Written July 15, 2023
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Charlie S
Berlin, Germany10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Friends
We visited this pool on our second day in Serengeti National Park. Our guide (Rich) from Angelino Adventures did a great job in explaining the behavior, food, origin, enemies, and lifestyle of hippos.

It was really fascinating seeing such big beasts soaking themselves in mudy water. One dominant male chased a junior male out of the pool. At the beginning the place is very smelly because of hippo faeces but after a few minutes you adopt the environment. It was nice to spend sometime here and i recommend it.
Written February 11, 2022
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atwell4
Silverton, OR254 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
I didn't know I was going to love watching the hippos as much as I did. They were fascinating to observe with all their yawning and groaning, and crawling all over one another. I could've stayed much longer. The hippos are now one of my favorite wild animals.
Written August 28, 2021
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Jessie
Quebec City, Canada15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
I am glad we visited the hippo pool. My husband and I really liked it. Thanks to Angelino Adventures for providing us with a Safari guide who knows best spots of this beautiful enormous park.

It was very fascinating to see huge hippo males fighting just beside the pool. It is wonderful how those short legs support such huge bodies. We even saw four -baby hippos.

The birds eating some insects from hippos' backs were really nice to watch. It is so wonderful how such huge animals live very friendly with tiny birds. If you ever visit serengeti make sure your guide brings you here.
Written March 8, 2021
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ksufan88
Wichita, KS6,389 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Make sure to see this place if you are in the area when visiting the Serengeti. You are allowed to exit your vehicles (since it also has toilet facilities) and approach the pool where dozens of hippos spend their days. It is fascinating to watch them interact, and you can get close enough to get great photos. You will likely only want to stay and watch for 10-15 minutes since the smell can be nearly overpowering.
Written September 6, 2023
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Liam
Rovinj, Croatia5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Friends
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 one of those place where you are sure to see animals because they don't move away from their pool during daytime. It was amazing to see Big hippos and their babies.
Written December 19, 2020
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