Kanye Caught In Kidnapping Scare In Africa! has learned Kanye West landed in the middle of an armed staredown — in the Ugandan jungle!

“It was like a Clint Eastwood movie!” a source on the trip told

The drama played out after the rapper, wife Kim Kardashian and their three kids checked into the Chobe Safari Lodge — a five-star resort on the Nile River — on Oct. 13.

West, 41, had his security team take him on a jungle safari, but when he demanded to return to the luxury digs, the security team decided they’d all spend the night in the bush.

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“They told Kanye they couldn’t get a plane back and guarantee his safety,” the source said.

The high-strung star went ballistic, according to the source, and hired local guys to lead them back.

Fearing for West’s safety, his security crew squared off with the unknown guides.

“They thought these guys were gonna kidnap Kanye,” the source said. “Both sides flashed their weapons and neither side would back down!”

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The standoff dragged on until the sun came up and the locals backed down.

“It was a battle of wills,” the source noted. “Luckily, a plane was chartered for the morning and they left without incident!”

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