Rhino charges safari vehicle for over a kilometre in Kruger National Park

Posted on 2 April 2024 By Savanna Douglas

A white rhino proved his strength in cardio endurance when he chased a safari vehicle for over a kilometre through the Kruger National Park before stopping.

Nature is unpredictable, and experienced field guides are invaluable. These are two important points one needs to keep in mind when on a wildlife safari.

A Cape Town-based Instagram user named Anastasia Chapman was on safari in the Kruger National Park when she captured a rare moment on video.

A white rhino – usually the less aggressive rhino species compared to black rhinos – charged the safari vehicle that Anastasia and a group of tourists were on, chasing the vehicle for over a kilometre through the national park.

The experienced guide and driver drove as fast as he could through unstable terrain for a total of 3-4 minutes, attempting to lose the rhino who expertly trailed behind the vehicle with remarkable stamina, wrote Anastasia in her caption.

“He charged at us full send for over a kilometre, barreling at us for 3-4 mins straight. Our guide was driving as fast as he could through the extremely muddy and unstable roads to get us out safely.”



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According to the caption, the wildlife guide confirmed the white rhino’s behaviour as unusual, adding that the experience was one of his top 5 most dangerous encounters to date.

“Absolute insane day in nature and a reminder that we are only guests in these animals homes and territories.” writes Anastasia.


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