'Animals have right of way in Kruger'

2014-03-20 16:53

Lion vs Buffalo in spectacular Kruger clash

2013-12-18 12:36

Watch as a lion is flipped more than five metres into the air by a buffalo in this spectacular clash in the Kruger National Park. WATCH

In response to a group of tourists getting far too close to an elephantin the Kruger National Park, News24 Travel reader, Cornel Rademeyer, sent us a YouTube video of a lion scaring tourists who were obviously a little close for its comfort by growling at them. 

Watch the video here. 

This is what Cornel had to say:

"It was early April and we had got into the park early for a two-day safari. One mile from Crocodile Bridge entrance, an RV had pulled up in front of us so we slowed down.  

We were a bit confused as to why they had stopped but one of the passengers in the RV alerted us to the lion lying by the side of the road. We slowly moved to the opposite side of the road and made sure all of our windows were up!  

We began to take pictures and video this magnificent animal. It was at this time when a huge 4 x 4 arrived on the same side of the road as the lion and moved closer and closer towards it.  It was at this point when the lion decided enough was enough, gave a warning before trotting off."  

This Lion could easily have attacked. The guys filming did the correct thing. The visitors in the 4x4 spoiled the Kruger sighting for everyone else. Please keep your distance. Animals have right of way in Kruger, do not disturb their natural behaviour.
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