Crocodiles are an apex predator and are a principal player in one of nature’s great dramas, river crossings by the great migration. Common throughout all of the safari countries crocs can inhabit almost any water. In some areas they are bold and very visible, in other locations they are shy and a challenge to see.
The Mara River in both Kenya and Tanzania is the setting for the dramatic migration crossings where crocodile predatory action is most commonly seen. On the Mara River there are huge crocs that are easy to locate basking in the sun. Tanzania’s Katavi National Park has huge densities of crocs and they have to congregate in great masses late in the dry season as water becomes scarce. Zambia’s South Luangwa is another park full of highly visible crocodiles.