Angry giraffe chases tourists at Kenya wildlife reserve
Frantic chase: terrifying moment angry giraffe sees tourist truck in Kenya game reserve
- Dicken Muchena was on safari in the Masai Mara reserve in Kenya
- He was photographing the big giraffe when it charged a group of tourists
- Animal experts say giraffes can reach a top speed of just under 40 mph
It’s the scary moment a very angry giraffe chased a tourist truck off its land in a nature reserve.
Dicken Muchena, 27, was on a jungle tour in Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve on December 9 when he saw a huge giraffe walking towards the car.
The video shows the shocking moment that Dicken, a teacher and photographer, became shocked to see the huge giraffe “charging” the group of tourists.
This is the time when a large giraffe charges tourists at Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve
Giraffes are able to run up to 40 mph for short distances
Giraffes are able to run at 40 mph for short distances.
The group had just left after spending time admiring the giraffes in their pasture at the reserve.
The huge creature got so close that it “almost stepped on the vehicle,” according to Dicken, who believed the animal mistook them for enemies.
The group were “fiercely” chased, but the driver eventually managed to pull the car out of his way, giving it plenty of time to cool down.
Fortunately, no one was hurt and it ultimately left them alone – but Dicken described the experience as “frightening.”
He said: “The giraffe seemed harmless at first – but all of a sudden it got vicious and chased us out of its natural habitat.
“He even tried to block our exit at one point – but we managed to get out of it.
“It was definitely a scary adventure.”
Fortunately, the driver was able to maneuver his vehicle out of the path of the loading animal.