Imagine Waking up to Three Lionesses Licking the Outside of Your Tent
The Khiding campsite in Botswana’s Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is frequently the site of lion visits
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.