It looks strange to me that "hungry lions" would attack a safari vehicle in Serengeti. I have seen photos of lions chewing vehicle tires in the Ngorongoro crater, but it didn't look like they were targeting the people inside the vehicles.
Do you think that this is just a BS article trying to attract attention? I wonder if this has taken place, why the other guide would take photos instead of trying to help? There should have been other vehicles around and the guide should have a radio communication with other guides, it looks strange to stay there for an hour while the lions are trying to smash windows and break into the vehicle.
We do game drives in open vehicles in South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe. The link was shared by a safari guide in Ruaha NP, Tanzania and he wrote "What if the safari was in an open vehicle".
I also had no idea that safari vehicles have "reinforced glass"...
Safari tour guide Emmanuel Bayo from Arusha, Tanzania, witnessed the encounter from nearby and snapped off a few photos that showed the lions in attack mode at the famous Tanzanian park.
“It was quite scary, really — the lions are very hungry in the park and hadn’t had a kill for a while,” Bayo told Caters News. “The truck was driving past with people inside and the lions smelt the humans.
“Then they were trying to get inside for about an hour and wreaked havoc.”
In addition to puncturing tires, the lions attempted to smash the windows. Fortunately, the trucks are equipped with reinforced glass and they weren’t able to succeed.
“It would have been a disaster if we hadn’t [had reinforced glass],” Bayo said.
“It was scary but exhilarating. I think everyone should come on safari with me to have these experiences!”
Such a frightening scene might have the opposite effect and keep would-be tourists away.
The photo has been taken from the article and here is the link:
Edited by Game Warden, 12 November 2015 - 10:00 AM.