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Where to see hippos in Tanzania, Tanzania is one of the best places in Africa to see Hippos. A hippo is one of the most sought after animals during a safari for many travelers visiting Africa. Here below are the best places to see hippos in Tanzania.
Popular Tanzania Safari Tours
Hippos in Katavi National Park
Katavi National Park is very seasonal park with huge floodplains that dry up after the rains from June onwards. The big concentration of hippos in Katavi National Park can be seen in the last remaining puddles at the end of the dry season. The best time to see hippos at Katavi National Park is during dry season August to October.
Hippo pool in Serengeti National Park
Serengeti National Park is one of the best places to see hippos in Tanzania you will also have a chance to see them at their pool in the Serengeti these can be sighted during a walking safari in the park or on a game drive. Other notable wild animals include wildebeest, zebra, leopard, gazelle, giraffe, spotted hyena, elephant, serval, agama lizard, rock hyrax, secretary bird, rhinoceros, buffalo, cheetah, jackal and aardwolf.
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Ngorongoro Conservation Area is another great place to see hippos in Tanzania. Among other notable animal species to see in this Conservation Area include wildebeest, leopard, hartebeest, elephant, mountain reedbuck, zebra, spotted hyena, buffalo, gazelle and the endangered black rhinoceros.
Lake Manyara National Park
At this park you also have an opportunity to see hippos and other predators including lion, black-backed jackal, bat-eared fox, serval, honey badger, African wild cat, spotted hyena, African civet, genet (Genetta) species and several mongoose species. Cheetah and African golden cat are rarely sighted. Other notable mammals include elephant, baboon, lesser flamingo, greater flamingo Cape buffalo, leopard, wildebeest, bushbuck, impala, giraffe, zebra, white pelican, yellow-billed stork, Ayres’s hawk-eagle, Nile monitor, white-breasted cormorant, palm-nut vulture and cobra
Other notable best national parks to see hippos in Tanzania include selous game reserve, Arusha National park, Rubondo Island National Park, saadani National Park, Katavi National Park and Mikumi National Park among others
Tanzania Visa and work permit Advice
You will need to purchase the tourist visa. Many tourists prefer obtaining their visas before they come to Tanzania but visas can be obtained easily upon arrival at any entry point in Tanzania upon paying USD100.00 for Tourist Visa you will be able to get it immediately. Proof of yellow fever vaccination and a COVID-19 free certificate may be asked if arriving from affected countries. Visa, work permit and other entry and exit conditions such as customs and quarantine regulations can change regularly. We advise you contact your local Tanzanian embassy or here for the latest travel information to Tanzania.
Tanzania Vehicle Hire Services
Eco Adventure Safaris will help you organize transport in Tanzania depending on interest, budget and the nature of roads in such selected locations to see in the park. We recommend Customized 4×4 Land Cruisers which costs from USD200-250 per vehicle per day with Driver/Fixer or 4×4 Safari Vans from USD200 per Van per day with driver. For us to estimate how much it will cost in terms of fuel, we will need to look at your schedule to establish mileage and distance to be travelled.
What is the best time to see hippos in Tanzania?
Sighting hippos in Tanzania is done throughout the year and the best time is during the months of December to February and then June to October which is relatively drier than March to May and November.
Why book with Eco Adventure Safaris your Safari Trip to Tanzania to see hippos?
Eco Adventure Safaris is experienced in organizing amazing safari experiences to Tanzania. We are also highly rated and reviewed on trip Advisor. We combine Tanzania safaris with eco-friendly and unforgettable high-end adventure and wildlife safaris that help preserve biodiversity, conserve wildlife and uplift local communities, these include gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking, Big 5 safaris and game viewing, Mountain Hiking, Boat cruises excursions and Cultural encounters to give you a memorable and best African Safari experience including popular and great African safari destinations Kenya, Botswana and Namibia. Feel free to contact us about where to see hippos in Tanzania.