By Francina Morel. Photos: Courtesy of Youtube/The Bushcamp Company.
Timing is everything—and guests at South Luangwa National Park’s 18-room Mfuwe Lodge were in the right place at the right time: Last week, a lion family decided to treat guests to the ultimate safari experience when they paid a (somewhat) unexpected visit to the grounds. A video recording the visit shows the lions strolling through the lawns, napping on the raised walkways, and pretty much having the most relaxing day ever.
It’s not rare for animals to frequent Mfuwe Lodge: At the epicenter of Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park, it often gets visited by elephants, crocodiles, monkeys, giraffes, zebras, and other wildlife. But it was definitely a surprise for the lions to show up, as they tend to visit when the sun is out, in attempt to cool off in the shade—and right now, it's somewhat of rainy season in Zambia. Either way, the sight is one to behold, and the video is simply...well, just watch and see in the video here.
This story originally appeared on Conde Nast Traveler.
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