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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  • Then touring the Serengeti you have to wait your turn in the Safari trucks to get a look at the Hippos. We went early in the morning and there was no one else around. It's great to be up so close...  more »
  • Great spot to go to. Safe and so close! You can hear and smell them. And they make quite some noise. Almost touch them but don't try!!! Picknick spot is close so take yoir time and enjoy.  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.

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