Lake Kariba is teeming with crocodiles and you can see
them sunbathing at intervals of 00 metres or so along the
shore. There are so many crocs that the National Parks Board
allow crocodile farms to collect eggs every October, as
long as they return 2% of hatchlings back to the lake.
This is probably more than would naturally survive in the
wild, so the crocodile population is extremely healthy.
Villagers have to be very careful when collecting water
or when fishing from the shore, as people and cows have
often been taken by crocodiles.
Swimming is not advised except in a swimming cage on the
back of some of the larger houseboats.
Matusadona National Park is the finest safari location
along the lake with the best of Lake Kariba's water wildlife
coupled with great inland wildlife viewing.
Game viewing by boat near the shore is a wonderful experience
and you will see large herds of elephant, buffalo and plenty
of hippos and waterbuck. Further into the park roan and
sable antelope, kudu, impala, lions and black rhino are
often seen, but leopards are elusive. Walking safaris are
very rewarding and fishing for tiger and bream is excellent.