Terrifying moment an angry hippo chases tourists' SPEEDBOAT in Kenya

Terrifying moment an angry hippo chases tourists’ SPEEDBOAT: Animal glides through the water as it forced sightseers out of its territory in Kenya

  • Footage shows four hippos enjoying the water before one charges at the tourists
  • The animal makes an angry guttural sound as it leaps forward and gives chase
  • Shocked tourists immediately pulled away and tried to outrun the irate mammal 

This is the terrifying moment an angry hippo chased a group of tourists’ speedboat to force them out of its territory in Lake Victoria, Kenya.

Footage shows four hippos calmly enjoying the water as the boat approaches before one clearly takes objection to the sightseers.

The semiaquatic mammal makes an angry guttural sound as it leaps forward and starts to chase the tourist boat.

Footage shows the hippo gliding through the water as the shocked tourists start to pull away in fright.


This is the terrifying moment an angry hippo chased a group of tourists’ speedboat to force them out of its territory in Kenya


Footage shows the hippo gliding through the water in pursuit of the sightseer’s boat as the shocked tourists start to pull away in fright

The massive animal disappears underwater as it gives chase, surfacing only briefly to breathe.

The hair-raising footage was captured on Friday by Dicken Muchena, 27, who had jumped in the speedboat with three friends hoping to catch a glimpse of a hippo. 

It is the second time in six months Muchena, a Geography teacher, has been chased off by an angry safari animal in Kenya. 

In December, he was charged by a huge giraffe while on a jungle tour of the Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya. 

It is the second time in six months Muchena, a Geography teacher, has been chased off by an angry safari animal in Kenya – in December, he was charged by an irate giraffe

The group were just leaving after spending time admiring the giraffes in their grazing ground at the reserve when the enormous creature got so close that it ‘almost stepped on the vehicle’, according to Muchena.

At the time, he said he believed the animal had mistaken them for enemies and described the encounter as ‘scary’. 

Eventually, the driver managed to  manoeuvre the car out of the giraffe’s path. Nobody was harmed in the incident.   

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