Africa is big game territory – and the continent’s fantastic wildlife doesn’t come much closer than this video clip, in which tourists are confronted by four lions attacking a buffalo just metres away.
The lions took on the buffalo near Mantimahle Waterhole in South Africa’s Kruger National Park and the footage was captured by field guide, Marten Lange, according to commentary on YouTube.
“I had two American guests for a morning drive and at the top of the lady’s wish list was to see lions”, Lange said.
The guests got more than they bargained for, as lions brought the buffalo down right in front of them.
“It was like watching an exciting wildlife documentary, but now we were part of the action,” Lange said. “My guests were absolutely blown away.”
It’s definitely a case where the footage speaks louder than words.
Written by Peter Needham