Terrifying moment when a CHEETAH gives American tourists the fright of their lives while climbing on an open jeep during a Serengeti safari
- The daring cheetah joined the Serengeti safari caravan in Tanzania on 24 August
- A family from New Jersey filmed the encounter of a few cars & # 39; s back
- The cheetah did not seem to realize the panic he had caused and casually walked over the awning of the open roof, even for a moment
A Serengeti safari made a frightening turn when a cheetah felt at home on a Jeep full of American tourists.
Beautiful video shows the moment when the cheetah boarded the vehicle with the roof open and peered down at the vibrating travelers below.
Jennifer Shimek, whose family looked back in the safari caravan in a few cars, shared the video with DailyMail.com and described the one-off meeting.
A cheetah terrified American tourists on a Serengeti safari when it jumped on top of a Jeep
The cheetah did not seem to realize the panic he had caused and casually walked over the awning of the open jeep while frightened tourists watched in the safari caravan
The predatory cat lay down for a moment to view the surroundings
In the video you can hear Shimek say: & # 39; Oh my god, he's on top of the car! He's going to jump in! & # 39;
The cheetah did not seem to realize the panic he had caused and casually walked over the awning of the Jeep before he lay down.
& # 39; Oh god, I hope he doesn't come to us, & # 39; Shimek says.
Behind the camera, Shimek's 17-year-old daughter Kaitlin laughed at her mother's fearful reaction.
Video of the meeting was recorded by Jennifer Shimek (photo) from New Jersey, who was touring Tanzania with her family
After about a minute, the cheetah became bored of his new roost and rushed off to the grassland.
Shimek told the incident this week and told DailyMail.com: “I couldn't believe it. I was so scared and just hoped it wouldn't come to our vehicle. & # 39;
The mother said she, she asked the guide what to do when the cheetah entered their Jeep and his reaction surprised her.
& # 39; He said: & # 39; Sit very still. I said, "Sit still – are you crazy?" Shimek remembered.
The guide explained that getting out of the car could prove much more dangerous given the other animals in the area.
Despite her fear at the moment, Shimek said: & # 39; It was just so wonderful to see how beautiful this cheetah was and so close. & # 39;
In the video, Shimek hears: & # 39; Oh my god, he's on top of the car! He's going to jump in! & # 39;
After a minute or so, the cheetah got bored of his new bass and hurried away in the grass
The meeting took place on August 24, at the end of Shimek & # 39; s 7-day tour of Tanzania with her husband Rich and their 17-year-old twins Kaitlin and Ryan (above together)
Shimek's daughter Kaitlin (right) laughed at her mother's panic reaction to the cheetah
The meeting took place on August 24, at the end of the nine-day tour of Shimek through Tanzania with her husband Rich and their 17-year-old twins Kaitlin and Ryan.
The family occupied several of the country's most famous locations, including Kilmanjaro, Tarangire National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater, but Shimek said the Seregeti safari was her favorite part.
& # 39; As you can imagine, it was breathtaking when we entered the park. Animals on animals. And we were so close to them! & # 39; Shimek said.
& # 39; Elephants right next to the safari jeep. Giraffes eating from the trees. Zebras & their babies & # 39; s run for our cars & # 39; s and cross the road. Wildebeests migrate from the Serengeti in Tanzania to the Masai Mara Serengeti in Kenya. & # 39;
The family again had a hair-raising encounter with wildlife in Tarangire, where a & # 39; grumpy old elephant & # 39; chased them.
& # 39; I was so scared and said to our guide: "Go, go, go!" Said Shimek.
& # 39; The ears of the elephants were out and he made a lot of noise while we ran. He was not happy that we tried to pass him in our Land Rover on the road. Of course I wish I had that on video. & # 39;
Shimek, a partner at an accounting firm, said the trip was a & # 39; truly life-changing experience & # 39; used to be.
She said she is happy that the family was back home in Summit, New Jersey, which they are already dreaming of going back to Tanzania.
Shimek said the Seregeti safari was her favorite part of the family trip through Tanzania
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