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In a While Crocodile

Lake Kariba is home to a healthy population of the Nile crocodile (Crocodylus Niloticus). The name is derived from the Greek word krokodeilos which means “pebble worm”, referring to the appearance of the crocodile. In full, “the pebble worm of the Nile”. An apex African predator and fearsome reptile, its menacing reputation precedes its presence. …

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Mana Pools Safari Lodge

The Small 5 of Safari

Mana Pools National Park is a popular safari area with dramatic landscapes and biodiverse ecosystems. With the Zambezi River to its north and a backdrop of the Zambezi Valley Escarpment to the south, it proves as a formidable stronghold for many species. The pools themselves were once channels of the Zambezi River, remaining behind as …

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Life of a Hippopotamus

Otherwise known as the ‘river horse’, the hippopotamus can always be found in and around bodies of water. The third-largest mammal in Africa, after the elephant and the white rhino, the hippo is a formidable adversary. They can live up to 50 years in the wild, and weigh up to 5 tons (that is equivalent …

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Fish Eagles of Lake Kariba

The landscapes of Lake Kariba are vast and varied, despite the area seemingly encompassed by water that stretches to the horizon. There are islands inhabited by various species, formed naturally or through the rising waters of the lake. When Lake Kariba was dammed, its levels rose to create islands and consequently trapping animals on their …

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