Breakneck chase: Terrifying moment angry giraffe sees off a truckload of tourists at Kenyan game reserve
- Dicken Muchena was on safari in the Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya
- He was photographing the large giraffe when it charged a group of tourists
- Animal experts say giraffes can reach a top speed of just shy of 40mph
This is the scary moment a very angry giraffe chased a truck of tourists off its patch in a nature reserve.
Dicken Muchena, 27, was on a jungle tour at Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya, on December 9- when he spotted a huge giraffe heading towards the car.
The video shows the shocking moment Dicken, a teacher and photographer, turned in shock to see the huge giraffe ‘charging’ at the group of tourists.
This is the moment a large giraffe charges some tourists on the Masai Mara game reserve in Kenya
Giraffes are capable of running up to 40mph over short distances
Giraffes are capable of running at 40mph over short distances.
The group were just leaving after spending time admiring the giraffes in their grazing ground at the reserve.
The enormous creature got so close that it ‘almost stepped on the vehicle’, according to Dicken, who believed the animal had mistaken them for enemies.
The group were ‘fiercely’ chased, but the driver eventually managed to manoeuvre the car to get out of its path – giving it long enough to cool down.
Luckily nobody was harmed and it eventually left them alone – but he described the experience as ‘scary’.
He said: ‘The giraffe seemed harmless at first – but all of a sudden it turned foul and chased us from its natural habitat.
‘It even tried to block our exit at one point – but we managed to get away.
‘It was certainly a scary adventure.’
Luckily the driver was able to manoeuvre his vehicle out of the charging animal’s way