If you ever want to view game, the Serengeti has to be the place to do it. The amount of animals you see is overwhelming. One day we were having lunch nearby in the Ngorongoro Crater with white tablecloths and napkins.

Over the other side of the swampy area there were eight lions and a few buffalo foolishly wandered close to the pride. Realising their error, the buffaloes bolted, one straight into the swamp followed by six lions. They were headed for us – so we all leapt into the cars and waited.

The animals charged through our picnic area and, after a little while, the lions strolled back past us. They showed absolutely no interest in our lovely steak. Obviously we couldn’t compete with fresh buffalo.