VIDEO: Impala Avoids Cheetah by Jumping into Tourist's Car

updated 07/12/2013 AT 01:45 PM EDT

originally published 07/11/2013 AT 01:45 PM EDT

Desperate times call for desperate measures!

While being chased by a pair of cheetahs, a quick-thinking impala took a leap of faith – literally! – and jumped into a tourist's waiting jeep.

The amazing moment was captured on film by a visitor to South Africa's Kruger National Park, who can be heard in the video shouting, "It's in the car! It's in the car!"

Though the camera stopped rolling shortly after, NBC's Today show reports that the African antelope did successfully get away after the car's passengers opened the opposite door to let it out.

Looks like these safari-goers certainly got a trip to remember!

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