This was the moment we had been wait- ing for. Three Cheetahs! One female plus a male cub and a female cub. We found out later that the four Cheetahs we had seen were in fact a family with Dad living apart. What I never found out was whether Ibrahim knew that once he had found the Land rover he would find the cats.
“At last, after five hours” he exclaimed.
Cheetah watching requires great pa- tience and no noise. We were wonderful- ly rewarded. The two cubs lay down in the shade while mum watched the Thom- son’s gazelle from the top of the rock. After 15 minutes there was some barking between mum and cubs, and then