Recently we went on a trip to a national park with the young men from the Timothy House. We had a great time enjoying God’s creation and this was the first time for these young men to see animals such as elephants, giraffe, cape buffalo, zebra, gazelle, impala, and we were even able to see a pride of 8 lions!
We are all standing in front of this giant baobab tree which we were all able to crawl into the small opening at the bottom and fit comfortably inside.
We saw hundreds of elephants and were able to get within a few feet of them. These animals are wild and we thought we were safe in the car. Usually elephants will give some warning signs before making a charge, but I guess we came across one that was having a bad day. Out of nowhere he charged our vehicle and we took off. The young male elephant chased us for several meters before letting us have it on the back side of the car.
Nobody was hurt but we all got quite a rush out of this road rage incident. All of the young men hit the floor of the car when the elephant charged and needless to say their first safari was an exciting one. I think we will wait awhile to get the car repaired as it is such a good story, plus I don’t think our insurance will cover an accident with a wild elephant.