South Luangwa National Park in Zambia is home to a host of wildlife, and its visitors are certainly no strangers to the presence of wild and majestic animals roaming about. With over 60 species of mammals and 400 species of birds, it isn't exactly a rare occurrence to spot some of the creatures in their natural habitat. One occurrence that is rare, however, is the one that you’ll see below.
Once a year, families of elephants make their way through the reception area of Mfuwe Lodge, in South Luangwa National Park, in search of a mango tree.
This particular family is led by their matriarch, Wonky Tusk. The lodge was built next to the mango tree, but the elephants never felt threatened enough by human presence to change their path.
They’re so comfortable, in fact, that they lounge around after eating their snack.
They come to eat the mangoes when they are ripe, and, as you can see, they definitely eat their fill.
It really must be an amazing experience to see the elephants passing through and spending some time right next to a bustling visitor’s lodge.
Visitors come from around the world to see this awesome sight, with the massive creatures standing and lying about inside the lobby.
After their post-snack nap, Wonky Tusk leads her fellow elephants quietly back through the lodge’s reception area and on their way.