Unusual Traffic Jam on Safari: Car Finds Itself Between Elephant and Lion Herd

In Kruger National Park, South Africa, a safari adventure was an extraordinary experience for a motorist who got caught in an unusual traffic jam between a lion herd and a massive elephant.

During this fascinating encounter, a 59-year-old woman, observing from another car, reassured everyone that the driver was not in danger. Despite the proximity of the elephants and lions, there was no aggressive behavior or encroachment towards the vehicle.

Image 177
The little blue car was helpless to move as more than a dozen big cats from Vurhamiโ€™s pride lay in its path, with a tusked elephant blocking the way behind

The woman explained, “The elephant didn’t even glance at it. But the lions, on the other hand, are very wary of both the car and the elephant.”

ADVERTISEMENT

While it’s not uncommon to witness lions or elephants blocking the road individually, seeing these majestic creatures together with a car stuck in between was a scarce sight.

Image 178
The nail-biting moment as the lion herd stares at a small car that canโ€™t move around them as it got stuck by a giant elephant behind

With patience and composure, the unidentified driver skillfully maneuvered around the pride of lions as the elephant slowly made its way to the other side of the road.

This unforgettable encounter left all the observers in awe of the natural wonders that Kruger National Park has to offer, proving that sometimes, the best safari experiences are the ones that catch us by surprise.

ADVERTISEMENT
Image 179
A housewife took the photos of the incident in another car who witnessed the terrifying encounter
Image 180
Just lions around! Driverโ€™s path is blocked by dozens of cats, part of Durham pride, relaxing on safari road
ADVERTISEMENT
Image 181
Thankfully, the car owner didnโ€™t care and waited for the elephant to continue walking before finding a way to escape around the lazy cats
Image 182
Phew! Thankfully, the giant elephant crossing the road allowed the small car to back up and escape around the pride of lions

Read more Elephant News.

ADVERTISEMENT