The Khiding campsite in Botswana’s Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is frequently the site of lion visits

By Alex Heigl
Updated May 25, 2016 05:12 PM

No, go on. Just imagine it. I’ll wait.

What was that like? Terrifying? Well it wasn’t imagination time for Francie Lubbe. It was real … time … real … life.

Lubbe was camping at the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in Botswana on May 9 when three lionesses discovered that her tent was a good repository of leftover rain from the previous night’s storm. And since everyone knows lionesses love to stay hydrated, the three murder-kitties decided to scoop up all those extra raindrops with their sandpaper tongues, oblivious to the delicious and defenseless meat-sacks within.

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is home to the Khiding campsite, which is frequently visited by lions, making anyone who visits there a potential lion-snack/witness.

Lubbe, for her part, called the experience a “privilege.” God love her.