Absolutely, hippos are considered one of the most dangerous animals in Africa. Despite their seemingly calm demeanor, they can be aggressive and are responsible for more human fatalities in Africa than other large animals. It’s best to give them their space and not underestimate their speed and strength.
2. African Elephant
Reaching weights of up to 7,000 kg the world largest land animal can often be unpredictable, with older bull elephants, young males, and elephants with babies particularly dangerous to anything that crosses their path. Unprovoked attacks by African elephants on humans are occasionally reported, In areas where poaching occurs, or the elephants’ habitat is in danger, elephants tend to be much more aggressive.
3. Nile Crocodile
Found in almost every major river throughout Africa, and in many lakes, Nile crocodile are the continent’s largest freshwater predators. The Nile crocodile is known for its aggressive nature and Known for their ambush hunting technique, the crocodiles are indiscriminate hunters and attack any animal that comes within reach – including humans. Their attack usually takes the form of launching from the water and clamping its victim in its powerful jaws, dragging them back into the water to drown them before stashing them under submerged branches or rocks to eat later.
The lion is one of the world’s top predators. humans are not their natural prey, each year an estimated 200 people are killed by lions. Sick male lions are mostly responsible for this death rate, along with opportunistic attacks in areas where the lions’ natural prey has been depleted.
Whilst there have been a handful of reported deaths of tourists or guides being killed by lions during a trip.
5. Cape Buffalos
The cape buffalo is without a doubt one of the most dangerous animals in Africa, and is sometimes referred to as ‘the black death’.These aggressive and unpredictable beasts can weigh up to 1,000 kg and grow up to 1.7 meters tall. They’re fearless and will mob any predator that dares to take its young ones. They usually travel in herds but are one of the few animals in Africa that will actively stalk and kill humans if alone….See More