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Bruce Arnott

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Bruce worked at Londolozi from 2017 to 2020. He always had a passion for the bush and the outdoors, having been camping and fishing since he was a young boy. He attended school in the Natal midlands after which he moved down to ...

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on Just How Lucky Are You To See a Cheetah?

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To see cheetah and wild dog in the wild is truly a privilege. Great images.

For as rare as a sighting can be of a Cheetah, your images are incredible. It saddens me to hear how low the numbers have become and a bit frustrated as to how that can be reversed. Also thanks, Bruce for giving the conversion numbers so that many of us can truly understand. Appreciation to you.

Have only recently appreciated the rare opportunity we had on the first day of our very first visit when we witnessed a cheetah stalking an impala herd and ultimately witnessing a kill less than 20 yards from our vehicle. We now understand why our guide, Trevor, so excitedly raced with breakneck speed to arrive at the site. Can still hear the sounds of the earth being pounded as well as the squeals from the impala. The chase was exactly as you described Bruce. The cheetah is so athletic.
Friends and fellow posters, the Klaubers, believe it was a personality changer for me when we came back to camp and gushed about the experience.

Vin, We will never forget your excitement and enthusiastic story of the encounter. If we remember, the Impala was headed directly to your vehicle when it was taken down! We arrived to meet your vehicle just after the kill and it was truly a rare experience in the bush!

How lucky ! I think we have maybe twice seen a Cheetah at Londolozi. However I also remember a long afternoon with Trevor where we looked and looked in the high grasses for one and cane up empty. I am so sad to know how endangered they really are. Wonderful photos. Take care Victoria

I’ve only ever seen cheetahs twice in my life, which were three males far away in Botswana, and a mother and 4 cubs at night in the Waterberg.

We just love the fact that there are so many more cheetah sightings? Are they the same ones usually or nomads passing through?

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