This is the moment t.errified tourists watched a lion eating the tires of their vehicle while they were on a safari drive in Tanzania.

Pictures taken in the Serengeti National Park show hungry lions gnawing at the wheels of the truck during an hour-long a.ttack.

Holidaymakers can be seen cowering inside as the animals ‘w.reaked h.avoc’ d.estroying the tires and attempting to crack the enforced glass windows.

Terrifying: Tourists watched in fear as lions in the Serengeti National Park spent an hour attacking their vehicle

T.errifying: Tourists watched in f.ear as lions in the Serengeti National Park spent an hour a.tt.acking their vehicle

Attack: One of the lions could be seen gnawing at the wheels of the truck, destroying one of its tires

A.ttack: One of the lions could be seen gnawing at the wheels of the truck, d.e.stroying one of its tires

Hunting: The animals 'wreaked havoc' destroying the wheels and attempting to crack the enforced glass windows

H.unting: The animals ‘w.reaked h.avoc’ d.estroying the wheels and attempting to crack the enforced glass windows

The dramatic images were captured by safari tour guide Emmanuel Bayo, from Arusha, Tanzania earlier this month.

He said: ‘It was quite s.cary really – the lions are very hungry in the park and hadn’t had a k.i.l.l for a while.

‘The truck was driving past with people inside and the lions smelt the humans.

The dramatic images were captured by safari tour guide Emmanuel Bayo, from Arusha, Tanzania earlier this month

The d.ramatic images were captured by safari tour guide Emmanuel Bayo, from Arusha, Tanzania earlier this month

Fear: The tour guide said that the lions may have attacked the truck because they 'hadn't had a kill for a while'

F.ear: The tour guide said that the lions may have a.ttacked the truck because they ‘hadn’t had a k.i.l.l for a while’

‘Then they were trying to get inside for about an hour and w.reaked h.avoc.

‘They d.estroyed the wheels and tried to smash the windows – even though we have enforced glass which stops this. It would have been a d.isaster if we hadn’t.

‘It was s.cary but exhilarating – I think everyone should come on safari with me to have these experiences.’

By Mirabel

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