Spotting a Rare Cheetah Kill in Malawi

By October 11, 2017 Uncategorized No Comments
Nina Fitzmaurice
Picture Credit Nina Fitzmaurice

Picture Credit Nina Fitzmaurice

Mvuu Camp and Lodge guests enjoy regular cheetah sightings and spot a rare cheetah kill in Malawi.

Following the recent translocation of four cheetahs to Liwonde National Park in May, Mvuu Camp and Lodge guests are now being treated to regular sightings of cheetahs in close proximity to both properties.

The very first sighting was reported in June, by several of the guests, guides and staff members. A cheetah was spotted lying on its side, resting in a tranquil, shady spot, near the Ntangai River. The guests also had the rare opportunity of enjoying several back-to-back cheetah sightings in a single day. One of the 4 Cheetahs was spotted less than 800 metres from Mvuu Camp around early evening, and nearly half an hour later, he was seen slowly moving north, towards the camp.

Picture Credit Nina Fitzmaurice

Picture Credit Nina Fitzmaurice

In early September spectacular cheetah sightings concluded on a high note, when one of the Central African Wilderness Safaris guides and a group of guests returning to the camp from their evening game drive, were treated to an extremely rare sighting of the same cheetah making a kill. The large male cheetah was seen killing a bush buck, just 40 metres away from the main car park. As cheetahs are very nervous on a kill and this one was not used to spotlights, all guests were allowed a fleeting glimpse of the action before leaving the cheetah in peace to enjoy his meal.

We look forward to more exciting Cheetah sightings in Malawi.

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