Did you ever encounter a fear , panic, adventurous, in love , shaken all at the same time? Well that was a moment for me, when I decided to take up the Fear Factor challenge and walked for 45minutes with "King of the Jungle - Lion". Indeed a #travelwalifeeling .
Panic gripped over when we were asked to fill up the “Undertaking form”. It so easily stated that “You owe the responsibility of your life”. Literally shock waves traversed throughout the body when we had to take on the accountability. I signed on the undertaking form, for any untoward episodes which might have occurred in my life! Brave me, right!
Our tour guide asked us to select one of the lean sticks available from the bundle. The justification came that incase of the wild cat attack, it can be used as an object of self -defence. Hilarious na?
In few minutes, I saw I saw two huge Lions coming out & marching straight towards us. One was white lion (ginger, 5year old) & another Brian lion (Mauli, 7year old). Though I was shivering, turning pale, looking to hide under bushes, it made me fall in love with the majestic beasts.
I got a chance to feed the lion his piece of meat. Next 45 minutes passed, progressing in deep jungle. The lions were climbing the rocks, playing in the field, trying to get hold of the bait. We were walking besides them, touching their manes, gracious tails.
No reservations against calling this as the “BEST WONDER OF WORLD”, an adventure never to miss. Fear factor & enthralling moment, Panic & ecstatic feelings, all gushing at the same time!
Well, post this gallant act, every risk of life seemed to be too small to take over with an optimism to succeed all through.
Only the brave can do the famous LION WALK! I decided to sit this one out. After seeing my siblings pictures I wish I had done the walk. It would have been my first time being this up close to a lion. I would definitely recommend #Fathala . It cost 38,000 CFA to do the safari and the lion walk and 18,000 CFA just to do the safari. Fathala is 10 mins drive from The Gambia/Senegalese border. The border is a 30 minute drive from Barra. You can get to #Barra via the ferry from #Banjul . I will be doing a post on my favourite crossing: Banjul to Barra soon.