A curious video has emerged of a lion suddenly jumping inside a safari truck full of tourists giving them the fright of a lifetime. There is no doubt that these students will remember their close encounter with a lion for a long time, as it might be one of the most terrifying moment they have ever experienced in their life.
Bela Bela is a little town in northern South Africa, situated in the Limpopo province. This area is the home of many national park and wildlife reserve centers. Being approximately 250 miles west from the Kruger national park and practically a neighbor several private game reserves and game farms, Bela Bela is an attraction for tourist in love with the South African nature, wildlife and of course – lions.
During a school trip to this exact place, a male white lion decided to jump aboard for the safari truck and greet the passengers! At safaris, in general, you should expect to ride along dirt paths enjoying the scenic view and observing lions, but nobody expects that a hitchhikermight tag along in your cart! Immediately after the intruder hopped inside the safari vehicle, the teacher tried to calm the students in order to avoid any possibilities of disturbing the lion.
The startled group of students are told to “relax” and are ordered to climb out of the truck as Zeus, the hitchhiking lion, roams around the cab freely, inspecting in detail the safari truck. As the lion calmly explores the tour bus, the experienced guides slowly escorted the shocked students off the bus and into safety. The driver was eventually able to coax Zeus out of the vehicle, and continue with the tour. What a unique experience!