Animals Video

By Katy Gill

This is the incredible moment where an elephant charges at a van full of tourists on a safari expedition.

The animal is walking with a herd of other elephants, when it appears to run towards the van at the Maseke Game Reserve in South Africa, in an effort to scare the safari away from their calves.

Pic from Frank De Beer/Caters News

Frank De Beer, a safari guide from Hoedspruit, Limpopo, South Africa, filmed the incredible footage after spotting the herd of elephants.

Frank said: “We were on a morning safari, and as we came around the corner of a road, there was a whole breeding herd of elephants in the road.

“There was also the scent of lions circling in the air, making the elephants more nervous with their little calves.

Pic from Frank De Beer/Caters News

“When I saw the elephants charge towards the van I was filled with adrenaline and very excited.

“I’ve read about this type of behaviour from elephants before and knew that there was nothing to be scared of.”