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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  • 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.....  more »
  • Not much to add! Great spot to see these big guys, but depends, as with all the animals in the Serengeti! They do move around!  more »
  • 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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