WATCH: Lion mega-pride has Kruger tourists jumping out of their skin

2018-08-29 07:26
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Latest Sightings shares a video of a mega-pride in

Turning the corner and seeing a whole lot of yellow things in the road, you almost always assume it’s a herd of impala. But the shock and excitement one feels when one realizes it is a pride of lions walking towards you, is like no other.

Ram Goyel, an overseas visitor to the Kruger Park, was so mesmerized by his astonishing lion encounter one day on the H6 near Satara that his heart was literally beating outside his chest. To his greatest delight, the white lion was amongst this magnificent pride…

Ram told Latest Sightings, “We were just returning from the N'wanetsi Picnic spot and this beautiful sighting came along and greeted us. It was a quiet morning and there were no other cars at the time. It was sheer disbelief!! At the end of it my family and I were jumping out of our skin. 

"We were so lucky and thankful that the lions were walking towards us. I pulled over to the side and just let them come to us. My hand was shaking with exhilaration so the video is not perfectly still I'm afraid. The sighting ended a few minutes later when a few other cars showed up, and then literally pushed the lions off the road into the bushes.

Just give space to the wildlife and be patient. Don't intrude upon the animals. Respect Kruger!”

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