Klaserie River Sands

A feast of hippos and crocodiles

Written by: Marc Mol

It was early morning and I was on a microlight aircraft above the Luangwa River in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park. I saw a large mass of crocodiles feasting on a dead hippo. There were approximately 140 crocodiles feasting on a dead hippo as the other hippos looked on. A thrilling and amazing experience, one that I’ll never forget!

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  • jbhavert

    Wonderful photos. Thanks for sharing. I’d be praying that my microlight aircraft just kept flying straight and level!

  • Cindy Normand

    I do hope something is being done about the Rhino trade.

    • Ranen Arianna Kent

      hoping doesnt get you much. doing does.

      • Hope Action

        What a jerk.

    • Joe

      (Psst. These are hippos!)

      • Ross

        A sense of humour is a wonderful thing

      • Edu Osieta


  • Wow what a crazy scene to stumble on! Amazing animals. Went kayaking with them both in South Africa a while back.

  • Karen Larsen

    Wow, what an amazing experience, thank you for sharing!

  • swank_ZA

    Gr8 footage!

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