In The Ultimate Safari, the narrator and the group that she travels through Kruger Park with encounter a number of animals.
One night (she didn't know which night it was because they were walking any time, all the time) they heard lions near.
"Panting, like we do when we run, but it’s a different kind of panting: you can hear they’re not running, they’re waiting, somewhere near."
So everyone rolled close together and on top of each other, those on the edge fighting to get into the middle. The narrator shuts her eyes, not wanting to see the tree from which a lion might jump into the middle of the group.
The narrator is squashed next to a woman that smells bad because she is afraid, but the narrator is glad to hold tight on to her.
The leader jumps up and beats on a tree with a dead branch.
"He shouted at the lions like a drunk man shouting at nobody, in our village."
The lions went away but she could hear them groaning and shouting back from far off.