Ahh. There's nothing like waking up to the quiet still of a cool early morning, when birds begin to stir from sleep to greet the dawn and the soft light of a new day pours gently through the window, you know, past the group of lions gathered outside eagerly licking your tent.
Wait - what?!
Well, that about describes what happened to Francie Francisca Lubbe on a recent camping trip in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, in Botswana. After an evening of rain, three thirsty lionesses decided to stop by and quench their thirst with the drops of water on her fabric abode while she watched from inside.
Such a close encounter might be hard to believe had Lubbe not caught the whole thing on camera.