The Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) is an African crocodile and the second largest living reptile in the world, after the saltwater crocodile. The Nile crocodile is quite widespread throughout sub-saharan Africa, occurring mostly in the central, eastern and southern parts of the continent and lives in different types of aquatic environments such as lakes, rivers and marshlands.

As we rode in a small boat along the Chobe River, we were given the opportunity to get up close (I think a little too close) to see these large reptiles. Just looking at the size of these creatures and the teeth which appeared to be very sharp means I definitely do not want to get anywhere near them – or in the water. There speed is incredible.

When you look across the water in places, you can see at times what looks likes eyes just moving down the river.

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