11 January 2013

Marataba Lodge (South Africa): A very close elephant encounter (video)

Some guests of the Marataba Lodge, a luxury safari lodge located at the foot of the Waterberg Mountains, recently had the the rare opportunity to get up close and personal with an elephant bull while on safari. A scary, but also fascinating encounter with the largest extant terrestrial animal on earth. During the video you can hear a calming voice in the background talking to the elephant, which indicates that tour guide was in control of the situation and didn't put his clients on high risk. Anyway, the encounter was probably still one of those once in a lifetime experiences all pax in the safari vehicle will surely never forget.

The closest Marataba elephant encounter ever from Marataba Safari Company on Vimeo.

The Marataba Lodge is a 5 star luxury tented lodge situated on a private concession in the Marakele National Park in the Waterberg region of South Africa. The national park is home to the big five and known for its contrasting majestic mountain landscapes, grass-clad hills and deep valleys.

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