Hippo Trails Camp is a serene retreat located in the heart of the Serengeti National Park, offering a unique safari experience immersed in the natural beauty of the surroundings. Situated near Retima Hippo pool, the camp serves as an ideal base for wildlife enthusiasts to explore the northern and central regions of the Serengeti. With its 10 luxury safari tents on raised platforms, the camp provides comfortable and stylish accommodation for an unforgettable stay.
At Hippo Trails Camp, we strive to provide the utmost comfort without compromising the authentic safari atmosphere. Our spacious tents are elevated on wood platforms and tastefully decorated, featuring king-size or twin beds, writing desks with charging stations, luggage racks, and cozy sitting areas with chairs and coffee tables. Each tent boasts a private en-suite bathroom with a flushing toilet, hot and cold running water, a large vanity area, and ample closet space. The interior is adorned with soft lighting, fine linen on the beds, bedside tables with lamps, and wooden floors, creating a cozy and inviting ambiance. Step outside onto the veranda, where safari chairs and a small table await you, providing the perfect spot to unwind and soak in the breathtaking views.
Hippo Trails Camp is renowned for its exceptional culinary offerings. Our dedicated team, led by a skilled chef, takes pride in preparing diverse, delicious, and nutritious meals. Served in the inviting dining tent, our delectable dishes cater to a range of dietary preferences. The camp also features a full bar, allowing guests to unwind and enjoy their favorite beverages amidst the beautiful surroundings.
Nestled on the slopes of Banagi Hill, Hippo Trails Camp boasts a prime location within the Serengeti National Park. Just 21 kilometers away from Seronera Airstrip and adjacent to Retima Picnic Site, the camp offers convenient access to key wildlife viewing areas. From the camp’s site, guests can enjoy stunning views overlooking the river, further enhancing the magical safari experience.
Hippo Trails Camp ensures that guests have access to all the necessary amenities for a comfortable stay. The camp features a 24-hour solar power supply, providing electricity and hot water. Wi-Fi is available in the common area tent, allowing guests to stay connected with the outside world. Each tent is thoughtfully equipped with a charging station, bottled water, and a mosquito net for added convenience and comfort. The camp also promotes environmental sustainability, offering toiletries in large pump bottles to minimize plastic waste. Furthermore, a nightly campfire invites guests to gather and share stories under the starlit African sky.
- Spacious luxury safari tents on raised platforms.
- Private en-suite bathrooms with flushing toilets and hot showers.
- Comfortable furnishings, including king-size or twin beds, writing desks, and luggage racks.
- Sitting areas with chairs and coffee tables in each tent.
- Verandas with safari chairs for relaxation and enjoying the views.
- Solar-powered electricity and hot water supply.
- Free Wi-Fi is available in the common area tent.
- Purified water is provided in the tents for brushing teeth.
- Nightly campfire for gathering and storytelling.
- Full bar offering a variety of beverages.
- Environmentally friendly practices, including large pump bottles for toiletries.
Immerse yourself in the wonders of the Serengeti with the array of activities offered at Hippo Trails Camp. Embark on captivating game drives to witness the diverse wildlife that roams the park’s expansive plains. Guided safari walks provide an opportunity to discover the intricate details of the ecosystem up close. For a truly unforgettable experience, soar above the Serengeti on a mesmerizing balloon safari, taking in the panoramic views from above. The camp can also assist with arrangements for visits to other camps and lodges, allowing guests to further explore the remarkable surroundings.
- Game Drives: Explore the Serengeti’s abundant wildlife on exciting game drives led by experienced guides.
- Guided Safari Walks: Discover the intricate details of the ecosystem on foot, accompanied by knowledgeable guides.
- Balloon Safaris: Experience the breathtaking aerial views of the Serengeti on a thrilling hot-air balloon ride.
- Wildlife Viewing: Observe the diverse wildlife in their natural habitats, including big cats, elephants, giraffes, and more.
- Bird Watching: Encounter a variety of bird species, including colorful migratory birds and endemic species.
- Cultural Visits: Engage with local communities and learn about their traditions, customs, and way of life.
- Photography: Capture stunning wildlife and landscape photographs in picturesque surroundings.
- Nature Walks: Take leisurely walks to appreciate the smaller wonders of nature, such as plants, insects, and tracks.
- Campfire Stories: Gather around the campfire in the evenings for storytelling sessions and sharing safari experiences.
- Stargazing: Marvel at the vast African sky, adorned with countless stars, while stargazing at night.
GETTING THERE BY AIR AND ROAD
Hippo Trails Camp can be accessed both by air and road. For air travel, guests can take flights to Seronera Airstrip, which is approximately 21 kilometers from the camp. Road transfers can be arranged as well, ensuring a convenient and scenic journey to the camp.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some frequently asked questions and their answers:
Q: Where is Hippo Trails Camp located?
A: Hippo Trails Camp is located in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, specifically on the slopes of Banagi Hill, near Retima Hippo pool. The camp offers a scenic and convenient location for wildlife viewing.
Q: What type of accommodation does the camp provide?
A: Hippo Trails Camp offers spacious luxury safari tents on raised platforms. These tents are tastefully furnished with comfortable amenities, including private en-suite bathrooms with flushing toilets and hot showers. Each tent also has a sitting area, a writing desk, and a veranda with safari chairs.
Q: What amenities are available at the camp?
A: The camp provides various amenities to ensure a comfortable stay, such as solar-powered electricity and hot water, free Wi-Fi in the common area tent, a full bar, and a nightly campfire. Additionally, purified water is provided in the tents, and the camp follows environmentally friendly practices.
Q: What activities can guests participate in?
A: Hippo Trails Camp offers a range of exciting activities, including game drives to explore the Serengeti’s wildlife, guided safari walks to experience the ecosystem up close, balloon safaris for breathtaking aerial views, wildlife viewing, bird watching, cultural visits to local communities, photography opportunities, nature walks, campfire storytelling, and stargazing.
Q: Is the camp suitable for families?
A: Yes, Hippo Trails Camp offers luxury safari family tents on raised platforms, providing comfortable accommodation for families. The camp welcomes families and provides amenities and activities suitable for all ages.
Q: How can I reach the camp?
A: Guests can reach Hippo Trails Camp by air or road. The camp is approximately 21 kilometers away from Seronera Airstrip, and arrangements can be made for airport transfers. Alternatively, guests can access the camp by road, and the campsite coordinates are Latitude: -2.3058562 South and Longitude: 34.8334918 East.
Q: What dining options are available at the camp?
A: Hippo Trails Camp is known for its excellent food. The camp’s managing director, who is a trained chef, ensures diverse, delicious, and nutritious menus. Meals are served in the dining tent, and a full bar is available for guests to enjoy.
Q: Is there internet access at the camp?
A: Yes, complimentary Wi-Fi is available in the common area tent, allowing guests to stay connected during their stay.
Q: Can dietary preferences or restrictions be accommodated?
A: Yes, the camp can accommodate special dietary considerations. Guests are encouraged to inform the camp in advance about any specific dietary preferences or restrictions.
Q: How does the camp prioritize environmental sustainability?
A: Hippo Trails Camp is committed to environmentally friendly practices. They use solar power for electricity and hot water, provide toiletries in large pump bottles to minimize plastic waste, and encourage water conservation. The camp strives to minimize its impact on the surrounding ecosystem.