Believe it or not, an elephant in the lobby of this hotel is not a rare event! The Mfuwe Lodge in the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia was built on a path the local elephants take to find wild mangoes. Andy Hogg, the director of the company that runs the hotel, says:
"This is the only place in the world where elephants freely get so close to humans," says the 44-year-old.
"The elephants start coming through base camp in late November of each year to eat the mangoes from our trees.
"When they are ripe they come through and they stand about for four to six weeks coming back each day or second day to eat the mangoes."
When the lodge was built, no one realized the elephants used that route. Link to story. Link to hotel website. -via Arbroath