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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  • Incredible place to see hippos. Lot's of them can be seen and observed from close distance at Serengeti Hippo Pool! 
    Incredible place to see hippos. Lot's of them can be seen and observed from close distance at Serengeti Hippo Pool!  more »
  • So fun to watch the hippos! We spent quite a bit of time here. :) Great pictures and lots of laughs! 
    So fun to watch the hippos! We spent quite a bit of time here. :) Great pictures and lots of laughs!  more »
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  • Hippos all over, including hippo teenagers fighting to prove themselves
  • Fantastic place to watch hippos. There’s also a Picnic area and a bathroom.

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