Anticipation is always high before a game drive as every guest lives in that moment, awaiting their intriguing close encounters with animals and that opportunity to see them in their natural habitat.
It’s strange, because no matter how many times you witness these wonders, it still manages to capture your senses. This morning, like every other, we were trying to view as much game as we could when we caught a brief glimpse of something moving in the dried grass. We slowed down to see what it was and, right before us, there was a cheetah. Seeing a cheetah at Nambiti is very rare as they are known for eluding the public eye.
Cameras were whipped out in seconds to capture the sheer beauty, power and presence of this bold creature. Of course, our reactions contrasted with that of the cheetah’s who appeared completely unmoved by our presence as he continued to go about his business. That was until an Impala in the vicinity caught his eye, and in one powerful leap, he pounced off to stalk it.
We watched as he concealed himself, low to the ground, cloaked in the dried grass. We held our breath’s not knowing what was going to happen next. He continued in this fashion for a while, leaving us with baited breathe, before resting beneath a nearby tree tired from his unsuccessful efforts. Still, nothing beats the thrill of having front row seats to watch this beautiful creature in play mode.
This is just another reason to visit us. You never know what can happen up in the hills. Hope to see you soon so that you can be part of our exciting journeys!
Unmoved by our presence
Going in for the kill
Picking up the scent of the Impala
Resting under a tree