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Hippo Pools Wilderness Camp is a true African paradise in Zimbabwe, located just over two hours outside Harare. A treat like none other awaits you and your family in this peaceful getaway spot in Umfurudzi Park. Book now to experience a relaxing and convenient excursion to one of Zimbabwe’s gems!


The accommodation available at Hippo Pools offers something for everyone. Guests can choose from lodges, chalets, safari tents or camping, all of which are comfortable and affordable. Our accommodation has recently been completely renovated and now boasts new and modern facilities.

The Hippo Pools staff are well-known for their incredible hospitality, as well as their extensive knowledge of the natural surroundings. Visitors can opt to self-cater or take full advantage of the fantastic Boma Restaurant which has a delicious menu that the whole family will enjoy.

Restaurant and Meals

The newly refurbished restaurant serves up tasty meals in an alfresco setting surrounded by the breathtaking beauty and the sounds of the African bush. Watch the hippos frolicking in the river over breakfast, enjoy lunch with impala and kudu as your backdrop and sip your sundowners as the plentiful birdlife serenades you.

Camp Activities

There is plenty on offer at Hippo Pools Wilderness Camp such as mountain biking, fishing, birding, canoeing and, of course, swimming and relaxing. Mountain bikes and fishing equipment are available for hire.

Other popular attractions to explore include the ancient big Baobab tree, the bushman paintings, the Crowned Eagle’s nest and the sandy beaches along the Umfurudzi River banks. Please note that the availability of activities is subject to weather conditions, guests’ fitness levels and experience, etc.


Q What is on offer at Hippo Pools Wilderness Camp?

We offer serviced, self catering lodges, chalets and campsites on the cool, grassy banks of the Mazowe River.

Q What activities are on offer at Hippo Pools Wilderness Camp?

Mountain biking, fishing, birding, canoeing and, of course, swimming.

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