Why a Sedan Is a Bad Safari Car

Those of us with some money to spare and enough guts to spend it on above average dangerous pleasures can indulge themselves with a safari. Initially created as a type of hunting trip for Europe's and America's richest, the term has now begun to represent any trip taken in Africa by tourists and their families.

Unfortunately, this means that most of the time those planning to trek the African wilderness are ill prepared to handle the dangers of one of the wildest places on Earth. Irishman John Somers, together with a friend of his, found this out the hard way.

While the two where touring the Pilansberg Game Reserve in Johannesburg, a self made birthday gift for Somers, who was turning 66, they came face to face with an elephant. A peaceful creature, if not provoked, but this one apparently had some
scores to settle with the car the two were traveling in.

According to The Daily Mail, Amarula, the elephant, charged towards the car and begun sniffing it, while the two men were still inside. Growing angrier by the minute for some reason, the elephant first tried to squash the car by sitting on top of it, but in the end gave up and decided to flip it. From a safe distance, photographer Riaan van Wyk was shooting like crazy as the scene was unfolding.

Apparently, the two men in the car managed to escape with only cuts and bruises. Our take is that they are also thrilled by the experience because, after all, action was what they were after.
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Daniel loves writing (or so he claims), and he uses this skill to offer readers a "behind the scenes" look at the automotive industry. He also enjoys talking about space exploration and robots, because in his view the only way forward for humanity is away from this planet, in metal bodies.
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