A random photo from Atlanta taken three years back.
Words can not describe how Thankful I am to be here today. I don't think I have ever been this scared in my life before. I lost everything I had on my lap and in my hands because I could not stop shaking. The fact that we got eye contact and he came closer freaked me out! I almost lost my breath, and was gasping for air.. Don't know what I am talking about? Continue reading!
To those of you who follow me on Instagram probably already heard about this incident that happened when I was on a safari in South Africa. I could write for hours about this subject, but I will keep it short. I mean who likes reading a ten page blogpost anyways?
It all started with a very exciting game drive around looking for the wild animals with our open safari car. It was me, and six other people including the driver. After a couple of hours we decide to stop to take something to drink and stretch our legs, I decide to go pii in the wilderness after about twenty minutes of trying to force myself not too, I mean who knows what was watching us? It was animals all over the place. All of a sudden I see zebras, waterbacks, impalas running like crazy towards me- which could only mean one thing! There must be lions walking around looking for dinner. I ran back to the people I was with saying " We have to leave, we have to leave!!" they are starting to pack their stuff up, and we are on our way. We hear the lions roar, not once, not twice, but three times!! We wanted to see a lion and a lioness in the wild, and we decided to drive slowly towards them. Before we know the word of it, we are surrounded by 7 cats. Yep, four cubs, one lion and one lioness..
They walked around our car, as you can see, the car is open, no protection, our guide did not have any protection either because we are the ones transpassing their "world" so its our fault if something wore to happen. I was totally fine with it all, until one of the lionesses starts looking into my eyes and walk towards the car. I was at the edge, and if I took my foot just outside the car I would touch the lioness, that's how close she was. We all had to sit super still, and be quite. But me hearing stories, seeing things online! I freaked out, I started shaking like never before, I lost everything I had in my lap, my phone, my camera, my water- everything on the floor ( obviously made a loud noise so they all got more curious.)
Finally I am able to wispier loud enough so the people in front of me can hear it, and they tell the driver. When we start trying to move we hit a huge rock and we are not able to move anywhere, the more we move, the more the lions pay attention to us. The more I start freaking out, to this point where I was basically gasping for air. I was so sure that this was the last breath I was going to take before I was cat food. I am so happy and thankful for our great Guide/driver that got us out of there safely, and after about 30minutes I was finally back to normal.
All of this being said- I advice you all to do a safari tour in your life if you got a chance too, but just make sure to ask all the questions you got before doing it, and they will also tell you a lot of information! Just know that if you do see a lion, they can not actually see you. They just see the car as a big animal. I mean, why did I not know this before??? I love lions, I wish I could enjoy them more!