Roadblock at Kruger National Park turns out to be ‘extremely rare sighting’

Traffic came to a standstill on a road in the world-famous Kruger National Park in South Africa recently, but motorists couldn’t have been too upset, considering the roadblock causing the traffic jam was one of the park’s main attractions.

Add the fact the scene unfolding in the middle of the road was considered a very rare sighting and you can be sure nobody was complaining.

Tourists visit the 7,500-square-mile game reserve hoping to see one of Africa’s Big 5—buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion or rhino—and in this case it involved lions. Lots of lions.

A Kruger National Park road is blocked by pride of lions.
A Kruger National Park road is blocked by pride of lions. Photo: Courtesy of Shaun Wright/Caters News

Seeing a few lions strolling alongside a road in Kruger National Park isn’t uncommon, but seeing 18 feeding on a buffalo carcass in the middle of the road isn’t something tourists see everyday.

Shaun Wright, 60, and his wife, Rosemary, from Bedfordview, South Africa, were fortunate enough to witness such a scene on their annual trip to Kruger National Park.

“The buffalo was killed no more than an hour before we arrived on the scene,” Wright told Caters News via the Daily Mail.

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“The fact that more and more vehicles appeared and could not pass because the pride was feeding in the middle of the main road did not perturb them in the least.”

The Wrights sat and watched the pride of lions eat dinner for more than an hour before moving on.

“It was an extremely rare sighting which makes one realize what a truly special place the Kruger National Park is,” Wright said.

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