Safaris are unpredictable. After all, visitors are on the hunt for the wildest creatures of nature. But one of the last safari groups in the Gol Kopjes in the Serengeti had an even more heartbreaking experience than most: a pack of cheetahs appeared in their vehicle as they watched them.
Britton Hayes spent the day watching wildlife As always, when his jeep came upon a cheetah family on the hunt. As is usual with safaris, the vehicle came to a halt to observe the creatures in their natural habitat. But apparently the cheetahs were equally interested in watching people – because while one of them jumped on the car, another jumped into the backseat.
"Honestly, it was probably one of the scariest moments of my life, while it was happening," Hayes said to KOMO News. "I had the feeling that I had to break away from my thoughts, because after all, what they say about such predators, they can feel fear and any kind of malaise and react accordingly." Fortunately, Hayes said her guide helped the group stay calm during the close encounter, and they eventually proceeded unharmed with their journey. The Gol Kopjes are known for the high population of cheetahs, but this tour group has gotten more than they expected.
Watch the wild interaction above.