How close can an elephant be?

Many people travelling to Africa dream of being close to the wildlife and one of the most favorite animals is the elephant. The elephant is often imagined as a beautiful, gentle and magical giant, which they are, but they can also be upset, frightened and aggressive. And it is dangerous to be close to a not happy elephant. They are strong and when they show they unhappiness, a human being is smashed easily.

But of course there are also situations when an elephant comes close and offers the
African safari guests a magical moment. And it can be very close, as Alan Murphy experienced on one of his safaris in Zambia.

Read what happened at the Lower Zambezi National Park right

Ute Sonnenberg for Roho Ya Chui, Travel Africa