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Best place to see Cheetah?

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Best place to see Cheetah?

Hi, I am wondering where I will have the best chance to spot cheetah? i am visiting at the end of August/beginning of September, but am happy to go to any of the national parks.

We did visit Masai Mara last year (mara siria) and had a fantastic time, but we would be happy to go back to the Mara if that is the best area.

(Yes, I know they are wild animals, but just wondering about "hot spots")

Thanks

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1. Re: Best place to see Cheetah?

Hi,

are you spending any time in Nairobi?

If so go to the animal orphanage in Karen and if you bung one of the staff a few hunfred shillings he will take you in the cage with the Cheetahs so you can get you stroke them. I did it myself and was a great experience.

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2. Re: Best place to see Cheetah?

Mara is still the best place to see cheetah.

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3. Re: Best place to see Cheetah?

Thanks malamombasa, I know about this near Nairobi, but have already had a pic.. It was cheetahs in the wild I am after.

Any hot spots for cheetahs? I know they cover large areas..

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Hi,

we had fantastic spots this year in feb in the Samburu and the Mara. Comparig to other areas for us i would rate these two to the best places.

Bye

Chrissy

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5. Re: Best place to see Cheetah?

Samburu and the Mara are both good for spotting cheetah

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HI traveller2148

We visited Kenya at a similar time & saw a Cheetah & her 3 cubs in the Masai Mara.

We also saw 2 fully grown Cheetah brothers in Samburu .

Enjoy

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7. Re: Best place to see Cheetah?

The best cheetah hotspot, is actually the Athi-Kapiti plains, not far south of Nairobi National Park.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxWMGbem3YE

The conservancies on the south side of the Nairobi Mombasa highway, south of Voi, are also good for cheetah - Rukinga Ranch, for example.

Good luck with the hunt!

Richard

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Thanks for that video, Richard. Its amazing and quite pleasing to see truly wild places outside of the parks!

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Mara, IMHO. Do NOT pay to go in with the cheetahs at the animal orphanage.

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10. Re: Best place to see Cheetah?

Have always seen the most cheetah in the Mara, whether inside the Reserve proper, Triangle area... but even more on the private Mara North Conservancy. Low grass, easier for the way cheetah hunt for prey.

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