Cape Town - It's what every tourist to the Kruger National Park hopes for - to see a pride of lion in all their majesty take down and feed on a fresh kill.
But for the tourists in this car, as heard by the loud shrieks and sounds of panic, this pride of over 10 lions came a little too close for comfort when they dragged their impala carcass to right beneath their car!
While visiting Kruger in August this year, Jade von Holdt witnessed a pride of lions chase down and kill an impala at Kumana Dam south of Satara rest camp. After the kill, Von Holdt began filming the action as the pride tucked into the impala.
And then things became heated... A tussle for possession of the carcass broke out between two of the lionesses, which drove the entire pride of lions (following the carcass) straight towards the Von Holdt’s family vehicle.
"We were unable to move as the lions were literally up against the car with some cubs even under our car,“ von Holdt wrote on the KNP - Best Place on Earth Facebook group.
In the footage, Jade can be heard telling her family in the car to "get away from the [window]... they're coming to us." Other member of the family, the other hand, can be hear saying, "Awesome" as the lions feed away right under their noses!
The lions cleared up the small impala meal in a flash, and moved away from the Von Holdt family vehicle fairly soon after. Although the footage was filmed in August this year, it was uploaded only recently to the Capture The Wild YouTube account.
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