Hyena Walks Right into a Pride of Lions

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  • Published on Feb 6, 2018
  • Louis Le Roux (61) was on vacation at Gharagab in the Kgalagadi National Park when this incredible sighting unfolded.

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    LatestSightings.com recalls his story: “160km North of Nossob, the camp was hot and very dry. The last 34km 4x4 track from Unions End to Gharagab took us 2.5 hrs due to road condition and we enjoying the different scenery of the Red Kalahari.
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    Kraai (my wife and best friend of 41 years) and I, were booked into a cabin at Gharagab. On our arrival at 2pm the camp was quiet and it was cooking hot. During the evening we saw that there was a brown and also a spotted hyena at water hole with a few springbok and an eland in the background. The eland was very nervous and disappeared into the night without a sip of water. It was obvious that there were predators roaming this area as all animals were extremely cautious.

    At 03h30 next morning we were woken by lion roars somewhere in the vicinity. We both smiled and knew that was why we came all the way to Gharagab on the bad Kgalagadi roads. I decided to sit outside on the wood deck merely a meter above ground level and listen to the night sounds but my wife reprimanded me and said it was too dangerous. It was awfully quiet so I went back to bed. At 05h00, I was woken by “something” and I felt uneasy, what had woken me? I walked out onto the wooden deck from where I could clearly see the water hole. My neck hair raised as I became aware of “something” and a strange smell was in the air but it was dark and I could not see anything.
    I was peering into the night when I noticed movement happening in front of the deck. There they were, lions… Once I regained control of my heart beat and breathing rhythm, I smelt the familiar scent of them. By now all my senses were awakened and I was immediately aware of the potential risk and danger so close by. I moved slowly back into the cabin, which felt like eternity, only 3-4 steps. The damn wood floor of the cabin made an awful lot of noise, each heart beat was a canon sound against my ribs case. Kraai was sitting in her bed and asked in a lowered voice “Lou is it you, what’s wrong?”. From the open cabin door we were watching the lions and attempting to close the cabin door but with each movement and noise the lioness closest to the deck was looking right into my eyes. After a few minutes we realized that 3 lionesses were right in front of our wood deck. Previously we had experienced a close encounter with lions in the central Kalahari and we had no desire to repeat such experience. Once in a lifetime is too much. We stood dead still watching these lions less than 5m from our flimsy wood cabin, not out of curiosity but out of fear and respect.

    Times like these feel like an eternity and all sorts of thoughts flash through one’s mind. Dawn was breaking fast. We stood there exchanging eye contact with one another too scared to move or make a sound. Just before sun rise lionesses walked down to the waterhole and another 3 lionesses joined the ones in front of our cabin. We never even noticed these lionesses and again heart pounding and breathing out of control. For the 3rd time within an hour I was forced to regain self-control. I grabbed my video camera and videoed the 6 x lions at the water hole. From the water hole all 6 x lionesses walked back to the 4 x cabins and passed between cabin 4 and 3. As I was videoing the lions my wife mentioned that a brown hyena was casually walking past our cabin down to the water hole. The lions were now behind our cabin on the crest of the dune and were looking in all directions when they spotted the hyena at the water hole. The lions used our cabin as shelter to stalk the hyena. It was the hyena’s lucky day as he managed to escape the great chase of the pride.
    I have realized that any safari in Africa is a bucket list to millions of people and this fact made me understand what a privilege it is to be a true African. Getting into our 4x4 and towing our off-road caravan into any direction we choose with the benefit of nature right on our door step is an amazing blessing”.
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Comments • 1 397

  • Tshepo Ntseoane
    Tshepo Ntseoane 2 hours ago

    From what I normally see while watching ngw it seems as if the lions a sacred of hynas

  • Surgical
    Surgical 8 hours ago

    Doesn’t seem like the lions were really trying... more so to run it off than catch it.

  • laratta
    laratta 10 hours ago

    Those are some bitch ass Lion.

  • GrandShows
    GrandShows 12 hours ago

    Hoor gelijk dat t tatta’s zijn

  • Gio
    Gio 15 hours ago

    You on the wrong side of town homie .. let’s show you to the door bruh

  • Philly Sports!
    Philly Sports! 19 hours ago

    Hes lucky there was no male lion

  • Fernando Salas
    Fernando Salas 20 hours ago

    Long hair hyena wher are?

  • ashu kumar
    ashu kumar 21 hour ago

    thanks god u save her

  • Adrien Weck
    Adrien Weck Day ago +1

    Who want to deal with lions ? Nobody all animals are scared of kings 👑

  • Deme x
    Deme x Day ago

    Nose blocked coz hyaena got flue didn't sense the lionesses

  • ezekiel3k
    ezekiel3k Day ago

    Hyena was caught lacking in the wrong hood

  • Cruz Beats
    Cruz Beats Day ago

    Lol he got away 🙌🏼 now check my beats 💗

  • Veeranarayana Narayana

    Wow. Great escape.

  • KinectWars
    KinectWars Day ago

    When you supposed to be in class but your parents caught you at the mall

  • Zubery Mpulo
    Zubery Mpulo Day ago

    Good

  • Tellin'ThaTruth
    Tellin'ThaTruth 2 days ago

    so nice!!! what does an average safari tour cost?????

  • prabhuling dharmanna

    hi wild😊 😊

  • Michael Caz
    Michael Caz 2 days ago

    A solitary Tiger - Would NOT have Missed.

  • Abel Rodriguez
    Abel Rodriguez 2 days ago

    Boonk gang 🤣

  • Tyrone Gerst
    Tyrone Gerst 2 days ago

    Looks like a ardwolf, not a Hyena

  • Alix Dickson
    Alix Dickson 2 days ago +1

    If the hyena we're food it wouldn't have got away but we all know lions don't eat Hyena's.

  • RAVEN FANATICZ
    RAVEN FANATICZ 2 days ago

    Foken Boere 😂😅

  • Jay Whiteside
    Jay Whiteside 3 days ago

    Woahhhh, I'm outta here!!!

  • huh wut
    huh wut 3 days ago

    The GPS says go straight

  • ScottNorry Beats
    ScottNorry Beats 3 days ago

    I’m disappointed

  • Sonia Khan
    Sonia Khan 3 days ago

    Nice

  • Texas  Regiment
    Texas Regiment 3 days ago

    Lol slow ass lions

  • I walk alone ok
    I walk alone ok 4 days ago

    When you see customers wanting to complain at work

  • Mike Junior
    Mike Junior 4 days ago

    :49 "ohh shiit"!!!

  • Jacob Hernandez
    Jacob Hernandez 4 days ago +1

    Lol looks like that hyena will think twice befor coming on their terf

  • SAMOA_814TM
    SAMOA_814TM 4 days ago

    That's not a hyena it's a aardwolf. Add that to the look of the lion & this must be East Africa. I'm guessing Kenya

  • Bujar Emini
    Bujar Emini 5 days ago

    Thats not a fucking hyena thats a wilddog

  • Wilmo Wilmoson
    Wilmo Wilmoson 5 days ago

    Boring. Nothing happens. Hyena just runs off. Congratulations I just saved a minute off your life, you’re all very welcome.

  • JoyDivision1976
    JoyDivision1976 5 days ago

    Hyenas aren't good eating, apparently they taste like shit.

  • S Canada
    S Canada 5 days ago

    Wow what an ambush. Didn’t succeed but still

  • ishan narula
    ishan narula 5 days ago

    I ran the same way when her boyfriend found me with her in her car. Damn hyena

  • the greatest
    the greatest 5 days ago

    Laugh now

  • Sam The Man
    Sam The Man 5 days ago

    He's so lucky !

  • Red Fox
    Red Fox 5 days ago

    Next time I will kill you samba

  • Red Fox
    Red Fox 5 days ago

    Oh I must escape

  • Jay Miller
    Jay Miller 5 days ago

    Dooo dooo dooo doo dooooo oh shyt ahhh ahhhh alright mf y’all caught me slipping let me go this time 😂😂

  • Thomas gunns
    Thomas gunns 5 days ago

    The male lion would have caught him💀

  • Justin Moore
    Justin Moore 5 days ago

    That hyena said shid not today 😂😂😂

  • Robert Donald
    Robert Donald 6 days ago

    hyena stunk too high heaven, that's y the pride gave up.

  • MASTER COSM1C
    MASTER COSM1C 6 days ago

    They miss nah lions don’t have stamina folks simples

  • Dám Truong
    Dám Truong 6 days ago

    Câulab
    ..

  • Turno1980
    Turno1980 6 days ago

    The hyena forgot to wear his glasses on that particular day.

  • kirsh
    kirsh 6 days ago

    Good 🇦🇩🇦🇩🇦🇩🇦🇩🎶

  • Jim Wade
    Jim Wade 6 days ago

    Looks like hes on a lones some blues walk....thinking....than turn into a run for his life..

  • Rufus Buck Gang
    Rufus Buck Gang 6 days ago

    What type of hyena is that ?

  • Giorgos Rusinov
    Giorgos Rusinov 6 days ago

    Hyena was like 'sup suckers'

  • jomz jomz
    jomz jomz 7 days ago

    When your gps is not that accurate

  • SISTIC1
    SISTIC1 7 days ago

    Lucky mother f

  • skunk works 21
    skunk works 21 7 days ago

    fast and furious hyena drift!

  • landof jannah
    landof jannah 7 days ago

    The same thing will happen to a lion if he walk on hyenas place alone...

  • Michael Guglielmini
    Michael Guglielmini 7 days ago

    Go short back leggs...

  • musti gzr07
    musti gzr07 8 days ago

    Tiger 💪💪💪

  • jayu yuvraj
    jayu yuvraj 8 days ago

    Lions are running like dogs and the hyena is running like a lion....

  • Directioner Forever
    Directioner Forever 8 days ago +1

    At 0:56 the lioness should have killed it but got scared even by a Hyena... Lions are nothing but scared little cats... Tigers are the real kings they hunt alone and hunt better than lions

  • Lowkey8TheGod
    Lowkey8TheGod 8 days ago

    AND IF YOU EVER COME BACK, WE'LL KILL YA!

  • Brian Mahoney
    Brian Mahoney 8 days ago

    Those are the dumbest lions in africa.

  • info FAU
    info FAU 8 days ago

    Hyena: Space created

  • the real slim shady
    the real slim shady 8 days ago

    He shud of went to Specsavers😎

  • Remain MaryJane
    Remain MaryJane 9 days ago

    Hyenas can run for miles, while the lion is a burst animal. They will never catch him.

  • in sync
    in sync 9 days ago

    hyenas are smarter than they look

  • 2 FAST & 2 LOUD!!!
    2 FAST & 2 LOUD!!! 9 days ago

    Damn lions are so smart! 🤓

  • عبدالله الخريصي

    مقطع خايس .. ديس لايك

  • Mario Marquezini
    Mario Marquezini 9 days ago

    idiota.

  • Саня Дедков

    жопы ленивые

  • SIZWE NHLAPO
    SIZWE NHLAPO 9 days ago

    And they missed, they tried to Braai the brown hyeena ... Wow😂

  • Project X27
    Project X27 10 days ago

    Pro gamer nice

  • Gmonkey
    Gmonkey 10 days ago

    @0.55 the Hyena manages to continue on instead of turn after the blow to its leg. It is this moment that saves its life. If turned it is dead.

  • PRO/NRA Trump2020
    PRO/NRA Trump2020 10 days ago

    That hyheena must of been sick usually their in packs

  • Bill Kelly
    Bill Kelly 11 days ago

    To become Usain Bolt you must encounter certain death.

  • Ali You
    Ali You 12 days ago

    Lion doesn't eat eat hyena even though it might happen rarely. Lion doesn't eat animal that hunt but they eat grass eaters this chase was territorial chase out of my border that's what it meant.
    They didn't want hurt but only to be out of the hood when you see lion hurting wolf, wild dog or hyen means they already hurt his family or they Re posing threat to his family or even they come to share food with lions hard work earned food

  • Charles  Loftin
    Charles Loftin 12 days ago

    Where are the male lions?

  • Julian Tameta
    Julian Tameta 12 days ago

    You fuck with the wrong hood fool!!!😂

  • In Win
    In Win 12 days ago

    So lucky to escape lol

  • TANK C
    TANK C 12 days ago

    lucky fucker ☺

  • James Boss
    James Boss 13 days ago

    Not a full grown hyena...

  • Jess Ragan
    Jess Ragan 14 days ago

    That's not just any hyena! That's a rare brown hyena! I don't think they travel in packs the way the spotted hyenas do.

  • Mesut Tezcan
    Mesut Tezcan 15 days ago

    Bi sırtlanı alt edemedi ibneler

  • Luna Solar Eclispe
    Luna Solar Eclispe 15 days ago

    Lion king

  • Pedro Mendez
    Pedro Mendez 15 days ago

    The narrator is national geographic material

  • Holly Wollygog
    Holly Wollygog 15 days ago

    That's not a hyena that's an aardwolf

  • MCCA Warsame Hasan Eemaan

    That hyena was incredibly cautious

  • ervin johnson
    ervin johnson 16 days ago

    GOOD JOB ON THE HYENAS END

  • MusicBlastingPsycho
    MusicBlastingPsycho 16 days ago

    Shit video

  • Errol Green
    Errol Green 16 days ago

    Always look both ways before you cross the road 🛣

  • lou perez
    lou perez 16 days ago

    Those lionesses seemed to have military training

  • MANTAN Osas
    MANTAN Osas 16 days ago

    Stupid lions. Hhhh

  • Vector and bitmap stuff

    This is Donald Trump trying to mess with Asian countries.

  • JIANZHU ZHAO
    JIANZHU ZHAO 17 days ago

    faster than lioness?surprised!

  • Shyam Lal
    Shyam Lal 17 days ago

    Actually that Hyena was in search of " PEACE OF MIND "... 😪.....

  • Rock Dude
    Rock Dude 17 days ago

    Those are weak lions...

  • ummm...
    ummm... 17 days ago

    I was strollin thought the park one da..... Oh %#&×!!!!!!

  • RogueHedonist
    RogueHedonist 17 days ago

    why was the cunt whispering?

  • adnan tariq
    adnan tariq 18 days ago

    That was a unhappy ending

  • Fortified Mentality
    Fortified Mentality 19 days ago

    Those lions were slow asf.

  • B N
    B N 19 days ago +1

    5 v 1 not cool