This video was shot May 9 in Botswana’s Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Rain had fallen in the area overnight, and three lionesses were apparently thirsty. They approached the campers’ tent and proceeded to lick the droplets off the synthetic covering — all while the tourists were inside.

Thankfully the campers kept their wits about them and were able to shoot this amazing video. Still, as one commenter pointed out, those lions weren’t stupid. They certainly knew humans were inside, and if they had taken the notion they could have come inside very, very easily.

Imagine how much more surreal and terrifying this moment would have been if the lionesses had shown up at night …


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