Lion & Crocodile Fight over impala kill at Zungulila Bushcamp

The Bushcamp Company - Zambia / Published October 02, 2012 11:39 AM
At the end of September 2012, the 'Kapamba Pride' killed an impala right infront of tent 2 at Zungulila Bushcamp, interrupting the guests' breakfast. The hungry lions - two females and five cubs (regular visitors to the plain infront of camp this season) - were so engrossed in their meal, that it took them a while to realise that they had an uninvited table guest.... the huge crocodile that lives in the stream infront of camp had smelt it's opportunity and decided to try it's luck at grabbing a piece of the action... the video speaks for itself.... enjoy...!


Ian Salisbury

Commented October 02, 2012 01:23 PM
Great footage of these two major predators in action...and all filmed from the comfort of a tent!

Oli Dreike

Commented October 02, 2012 02:27 PM
must be up there as one of the top five wildlife experiences of my life - and it all happened less than 10 meters away - on foot! Fortunately there was a small stream in between me and the 'action'!

Nicky Williams

Commented October 02, 2012 02:34 PM
Incredible footage. Wow Oli, very lucking to see that and catch it on film.

Will Burrard-Lucas

Commented October 02, 2012 02:36 PM
Can't believe I missed this by just a few hours! Incredible sequence! Well done Oli :)

Will Benson

Commented October 02, 2012 02:39 PM
The sheer audacity of that croc!
Incredible action to catch on film , Oli...

Michael Lorentz

Commented October 02, 2012 03:33 PM
extraordinary! as you say, Will, the audacity of the croc is staggering!

Michael Lorentz

Commented October 02, 2012 03:33 PM
extraordinary! as you say, Will, the audacity of the croc is staggering!

Katie Dalrymple-Hamilton

Commented October 02, 2012 03:52 PM
Brilliant footage Oli - how incredible! Thank you for sharing x

Sally Panos

Commented October 02, 2012 03:52 PM
Close encounter of the amazing and exciting kind!

John Spence

Commented October 02, 2012 03:58 PM
Thanks Ollie for sharing, wonderful footage. I was hoping the lions might make a comeback on that cheeky croc. I hope your well. Best

Oli Dreike

Commented October 02, 2012 04:11 PM
thanks for all the comments - glad you are all enjoying it was pretty memorable - and glad I lived to tell the tale, and share the video....

John Berry

Commented October 02, 2012 04:18 PM
Ollie - that's some seriously good footage! Thanks for sharing....

Becx Whitefield

Commented October 02, 2012 04:37 PM
Fabulous stuff.... I love that the lioness only really gave full on chase once the croc was already on the bank - not that I blame her!

Wolfgang Schmitzberger

Commented October 02, 2012 04:58 PM
Wow Oli congratulations to that scenery! But I thought James mentioned last year,no guys you are ok there are no crocs around.... when we visited Zungulila camp. All the best, take care, Wolfgang

Nick Mackman

Commented October 02, 2012 05:35 PM
Wow! Oli that was amazing, the uninvited guest was a serious bonus. I loved the way the lions made a big threat at the end once the croc was slipping away out of reach! Thanks for sharing :)

Tony McKeith

Commented October 02, 2012 05:52 PM
Well done Oli, the right place at the right time, what a cheeky croc. keep up the great updates


Commented October 02, 2012 06:28 PM
Thanks Oli. Amazing. Thank you for sharing this. Having been there makes it all the more real.

Mutebi Samuel

Commented October 03, 2012 05:45 AM
Thanks Oli, its so amazing, I kept a closer eye to see who is who but its seems all these guys are bold enough!

Camilla Legh

Commented October 03, 2012 07:25 AM
Amazing to watch - brave croc!

Alison Herselman

Commented October 03, 2012 01:00 PM
WOW Oli - this is fantastic. You are extremely priviledged - but I know that you know that! Wish I had been there. Thanks so much for sharing this with everyone.

Noel Smith

Commented October 03, 2012 03:56 PM
Excellent, shows who's boss although the croc didn't leave empty handed.

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Commented October 04, 2012 05:31 PM
What a movie.heheheheh


Commented October 13, 2012 04:40 PM
Great video Oli....mother nature always has a way of surprising us with the unexpected. I miss Africa....a special place indeed.

Cheryl Lubner

Commented October 26, 2012 01:23 PM
Great timing !

Brianna Sloan

Commented October 30, 2012 08:13 PM


Commented November 06, 2012 10:31 AM
Go Simba..... put that croc in its spot!

Nicole Cambré

Commented November 16, 2012 08:23 PM
WOW!!!!This is just such an amazing video

Brenda Musumpuka

Commented November 25, 2012 09:26 PM
hey guys,i cant play the video unfortunately

Brenda Musumpuka

Commented November 25, 2012 09:26 PM
hey guys,i cant play the video unfortunately

Brenda Musumpuka

Commented November 25, 2012 09:26 PM
hey guys,i cant play the video unfortunately

Brenda Musumpuka

Commented November 25, 2012 09:26 PM
Please leave a comment...

Stephen Holden

Commented January 09, 2013 10:48 PM
i don't think Brenda can play the video. Any-who....that video was awesome!

Udai Shringi

Commented January 11, 2013 04:24 AM
WOW ! i just could not move my eyes .

David Luck

Commented January 17, 2013 07:35 AM
Opportunism at its best here.....well done and thanks for sharing Oli.


Commented April 20, 2013 11:46 AM
wawoo danger time

Greer Noble

Commented May 16, 2013 11:47 AM
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Michael Robinson

Commented December 05, 2013 10:07 PM
Great footage! That Croc was either very brave or stupid! thanks for sharing

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