Many people dream about seeing magnificent wild animals such as elephants in their natural environment, but the tourists in the video below got more than they bargained for when a huge elephant got too close for comfort.

The tourists were enjoying a relaxing soak in the pool at the Elephant Sands Lodge in Botswana when the unexpected guest showed up to crash their party. Most likely, the elephant was looking for a place to cool down from the heat, and the retreat’s pool seemed like a great option to do so.

No matter how special the encounter was for the tourists in the clip below, according to those at the lodge in Botswana, it’s not uncommon for elephants to stop by and greet their guests. In fact, it’s part of the experience. Even so, it’s safe to say you can never truly be prepared for coming face to face to one of the most impressive wild animals in the world.

Take a look at these tourists’ reactions in the video below and don’t forget to share this with all of your friends and family online. The elephant is one of the most beloved wild animals, so everyone will love seeing this.

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