A group of tourists were on a guided tour looking for leopards when they drove past a rhino bull who took issue with the group; they had to outrun the bull.


Sabi Sands, South Africa – Latest Sightings Kruger recently shared a video of a Rhino bull that charged a safari tour group, refusing to back off, it charged the group for over two minutes and about 500 metres before slowing.

According to Rian Boshoff, a financial advisor who was on the tour, they drove past the bull when it became aggressive and charged. He confirmed that that specific bull had charged their guide previously for reasons unknown.

He explained the whole situation to Latest Sightings saying,

“We were on a drive with Taxan at Djuma and we were driving along riverbed when this bull white rhino crossed the road.

He stood still right next to the road and we went past him to continue our leopard search. As we did that, the Rhino suddenly charged.

And as you can imagine, the guide stepped on the gas and we were going around corners like madness.

The guide decided to head for the bush by making a sharp right turn trying to throw him off guard because of their bad sight, but the Rhino just kept charging. After all the chaos the guide informed us that it wasn’t the first time this bull charged him and he doesn’t know what the story is with this bull. It was chaos and if it wasn’t for the guide with the right experience it could have been much worse!”

As the group were with a trained guide, they were in experienced hands. However, for those who self-drive through parks such as Kruger National Park, it is essential to remember a few vital things.

  • Give all animals the space to see you and decide if they want to stick around or move on.
  • Don’t call out to animals from the car.
  • Don’t follow animals closely; it can be intimidating.
  • If an animal seems aggressive or agitated, immediately give them space.

Sources: Latest Sightings 
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