Lonely Planet Writer

Hippo who thinks he's a shark captured in video by guide

Hippos in Zambia's South Luangwa National Park.
Hippos in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park. Image by Geoff Gallice / CC BY 2.0

There was little to see of the mighty hippo above the surface, but a safari guide in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park knew that the fast moving swell moving towards his boat was not to be messed with, so he made a hasty retreat. His video footage then captures the moment when the hippo launced from the surface near the stern of his speeding launch. See the video: bbc.co.uk