Luckily for the tourists, the safari tracker had with him a 'knobkierie' or a traditional South African weapon of a stick with a large knob at the top. By waving the stick at the elephant, he manages to scare it away. The elephant backs away, possibly thinking that the 'knobkierie' was the trunk of a bigger elephant.
An excellent sighting and possibly a lucky escape for the tourists of the safari.
Written by: Sanya Jain