10 Best Places to Locate Cheetahs on Safari in Africa

Although people have listed the leopard as one of the most difficult wildlife animals to spot on an African safari, the true reality is that the cheetahs can be more elusive than leopards to be sighted due to their small population. To sight a cheetah on a regular basis is normally periodical and it is important to note that they are only seen in few environments that have least numbers of predators. However if your interest is to see the cheetahs on a safari then, it is better that you consider the following safari destination where you easily sight cheetahs.

  1. Maasai Mara game reserve

Cheetahs will be spotted in the Maasai Mara reserve as well as the neighboring conservancies such as OLare, Mara private conservancy; Naboisho as well as Serengeti national park that is found in the northern region of Tanzania and it is bordered by the famous Maasai Mara national reserve.

  1. Okavango, Kwando, Selinda and Savute region

This region is situated in northern Botswana. It has a sweeping endless region that allows the survival of the cheetahs. Therefore a lot of travelers who love sighting cheetahs have always taken a visit to this region.

  1. Private reserves in the Eastern Cape, South Africa

The Eastern Cape Town is a province in South Africa that is home to private reserves which have helped to grow impressive populations of cheetahs. It is one of the private ownership projects that has benefited from the cheetah population that is growing very day although there are other numerous reserves where you can enjoy cheetah sighting in this region.

  1. Kafue National park, Zambia

In Kafue National park cheetahs are found all over the park although, they usually walk in the northern Busanga plains on rare occasions.

  1. Lewa Downs, Kenya

The Lewa wildlife conservancy is one of the reserves in Kenya that are known for harboring the cheetah thus they can easily be sighted without a long search. The conservancy decided to remove the fence barriers that had blocked its neighbors like the Borana ranch. By doing so, the conservancy has helped the cheetahs to have enough natural habitats and exercise free in a large space.

  1. Private Reserves in Kwa-Zulu Natal

These private reserves are situated in South Africa and they have succeeded in reintroducing the cheetahs in their private reserves, an ideal that has helped to grow impressive populations of the cheetahs which are surviving in this reserve thus making it a perfect place to sight the cheetahs.

  1. Etosha National park

Etosha national park is dominated by the arid grasslands but support outstanding population of cheetahs and as a result, it is the famous largest habitat for the cheetah populations in Namibia thus it is a perfect place to locate the cheetahs.

  1. Central Kalahari Game reserve, Makgadikgadi and Nxai, Botswana

The game is home to maple prey species and it is dominated by the open savannah grasslands. It is one of the best regions in Botswana to search for the cheetahs.

  1. Ruaha National park, southern Tanzania

Although Ruaha National park has high densities of predators such as the leopards, wild dogs and lions, the park is a great ideal to sight or locate the cheetahs while on a safari. However, it is important to note that the dry season is the perfect to locate cheetah and you will have clear visibility from a distance.

  1. Okonjima, Namibia

Okonjima is an important habilitation place for the cheetahs and it hosts the Affricate Foundation. It is important to note that Okonjima is not among the safari destinations in Namibia but it can act as a stopover point for your safari.   It is situated along the road leading to the Etosha national park therefore a safari to Etosha can be combined together with a visit to the Okonjima thus enjoying cheetah sighting experience in its fullness.