Our plan was to focus our safari in the Ndutu area while during the calving season because this is an area that is well known for high numbers of cheetah, lion, and hyena that feast on the opportunities that come with the concentration of the great herds.
This year was particulary rich with cheetah and we were treated to observing a very unusual situation, a mother with 6 young cubs about 14 to 15 weeks old. We found them on a very recent kill and saw them eating. We saw another exceptional mother who had 4 cubs quickly approaching full-size (perhaps close to a year old) who were also eating and we had a true National Geographic experience seeing a lone male cheetah hunt, make a kill, and then eat his prey. Cheetah viewing was phenomenal and there were many other great sightings as well in this very rich area.
© Bill Given, The Wild Source