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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  • I'm amazed at the lack of personal space hippos need. They lay on top of each other and rest their heads on another's back. When we visited, the pool was slam full.  more »
  • Very fun to see and smell the hippo pool! You should go there if you are in Serengeti. Ask your guide to drive you there!  more »
  • Fun watching the hippos get up their antics. This group was probably 50-60 strong.
  • It is a fantastic place! To see a lot of Hippos in a small place is amazing!
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