Incredible footage has emerged of a young elephant fighting off 14 lions at a game reserve in Zambia.

The video was shot by guests at Norman Carr Safaris Chinzombo Camp.

It shows a lion climbing on the back of the elephant and biting the animal as it enters the water, with the other lions in close pursuit trying to get the elephant to fall down.

However, the elephant has the last word as it is seen charging against the lions, which eventually make a hasty retreat.

"In the many years I have been a safari guide in Zambia at the South Luangwa, never have I seen anything like this," said Innocent, one of the top safari guides that works with Norman Carr Safaris.

"We were all so worried the elephant would be killed right before us. What a fighter. It fought off all 14 lions. Incredible."