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Serengeti Hippo Pool

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Address: Mageso Chember, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
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The amazing pool of Hippos

It was awesome when i payed a visit to this amazing pool i experienced a wonderful life of Common Hippos in the water and i learned a lot about there life style.if you wish to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
moonlight2urse
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Arusha, Tanzania

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Arusha, Tanzania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It was awesome when i payed a visit to this amazing pool i experienced a wonderful life of Common Hippos in the water and i learned a lot about there life style.if you wish to visit Serengeti please don't miss to visit this awesome area.

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Thank moonlight2urse
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a hangout area for the hippos. If you catch them in the day, most of them will just hang out in the water. Occasionally, you will catch them sticking their heads out. In the mornings when it is much cooler, you can catch a glimpse of them walking about.

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Chelmsford, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A quiet spot on the edge of the park where if allowed you could sit for hours and watch these huge animals wallowing in the pool

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We find watching all kinds of wildlife, including these hippos in this big water with all of the odor, part of the serengeti experience. It is sad that some find it distracting because of the natural habits of these wild animals.

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Thank Jim R
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As natural as it is...personally i find the sight of all these congregated hippos propelling poo with their tails over each other a stomach churning sight. Interesting yes....not my scene though... and once done, seen and earned the t-shirt...best not revisited. So moving on...

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was only my second safari but I was blown away by the wonderful diverse landscape of the Serengeti and its wildlife. Unfortunately the rains were late so we missed the wildebeest calving but it didn't detract from our experience.

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our guide chose to park nearby to view the pond for our lunch break. There was definitely a conflict between the "pond" smell and our lunch. But how enjoyable to spend 45 minutes observing the hippos lounging, rolling, tail swishing and interacting instead of just driving by. In addition, because of the water there were a wide variety of birds... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

the title pretty much sums it up. the hippos are mainly concerned with staying cool which is why they love these mud baths. the mud cools their skin, but you really cannot see much of them - only the top part of their backs. not likely to find hippos outside the pools during the day as it's just too hot... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

The hippo pools were large and probably held about 20 to 30 submerged hippos who would come up for air. Fun seeing so many at one time. Also very few other vehicles were there- a plus for us.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

We visited the hippo pool mid-July when the water bodies were drying up, so the sight that greeted us was hundreds of hippos crammed, neck to neck, into the deep end of the pool where there was the most water. It was smelly as hell because they were all urinating and defecating in tha small stretch of water and swishing... More 

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