Retima Hippo Pool, Serengeti National Park

4.7
#2 of 8 in Things to do in Serengeti National Park
Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
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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  • 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...  more »
  • The hippos were out of the water sunbathing. It was a different sight then I’m used to. The kids loved seeing the way they live and relax in the water.  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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