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Guy Brunskill

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Guy grew up in Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal. From a young age he visited the bush each holiday. It was during these early years that his passion and interest was ignited for this incredible environment. After school he gained a marketing degree from Stellenbosch ...

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Francesca Doria
Digital Tracker

My favourite predators… cheetah and leopard. I’m so relieved they were unscathed! Is there a cheetah mum with cubs?

Bev Tucker
Explorer

Shew, what a sighting!!!

Victoria Auchincloss
Digital Tracker

That must have been incredible to see
so glad the cheetahs escaped!!! Victoria

Lisa Antell
Senior Digital Ranger

Very very glad that the cheetahs were quick to get away from Kunyuma! Love both of these cats but I am always rooting for the cheetahs!

Tracey Katz
Explorer

So privileged to have been these guests! What an incredible, heart-stopping experience!

Vin Beni
Guest contributor

Incredible experience. Surprised to learn that the leopard initially can compete with a cheetah’s burst of speed.

Cally Staniland
Digital Tracker

What a remarkable afternoon Guy !! That last photo of the Senegal Bush male says it all. His facial expression certainly reveals his distaste for the cheetahs and what a look of ‘don’t mess with me’ !!!!!!💕. Yet another one of those events I’m sure you will put to the top of your list and remember forever.

Mj Bradley
Senior Digital Ranger

Wonderful update on Senegal Bush in an amazing sighting with the 3 Cheetah. It is always a privilege to follow a leopard though his life. Kunyuma/Senegal Bush is very special to a lot of us. Thank you for sharing

Marcia Parker
Digital Ranger

Great post and accompanying photos. Loved the sense of speed conveyed in the Senegal bush male on the chase!

Wow!) Did you manage to make a crazy video?

Ian Hall
Master Tracker

Amazing sighting

Suzanne Gibson
Guest contributor

What a fantastic sighting for you and your lucky guests! I’m not surprised the cheetahs backed off – back in October ’18 (actually on my 100th Londo game drive!) we saw 3 cheetah relaxing on a termite mound, again 1 female and 2 sub-adult cubs. We sat with them for some time – then 1 started staring into the distance, followed by the other 2. They rapidly shot off in the opposite direction. We followed their line of sight and found Mashaba resting up.

Christa Blessing
Digital Tracker

What an exciting afternoon! Seeing the three cheetahs is already an incredible bonus, not to speak of this encounter with a leopard and the chase. I am so glad nothing really bad happened to this little cheetah family.

Linda From California
Digital Ranger

I couldn’t help but think of a game children play called king of the hill. On that day, the Sengal male claimed his authority of that mound and all the others in his territory as well. Thanks for sharing that interaction.

Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

Guy, leoards🤗

Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

Guy, leopards🤗

Al Kaiser
Guest contributor

What an insane sighting. Glad you were able to get some great photos.

Mama Lioness
Senior Digital Ranger

Guy! .. The picture of the two Cheetah’s atop the termite mound is precious! You all had a very “opportune day!”

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Wow, that was exciting just to read, so I can imagine how incredible it was to see. Thanks for the report.

Valmai Vorster
Senior Digital Ranger

Wow what a sighting that must of been. Very glad the Senegal bush male leopard did not harm the Cheetahs at all. I can just imagine you and your guests must of held your breath for that moment the Senegal bush male charged the Cheetahs. How exciting and exilirating those few minutes were.

Michael and Terri Klauber
Guest contributor

Guy, You have an amazing knack of finding these amazing encounters! The Adrenalin must have been flowing big time! We love the shot of the Senegal in motion – super cool! Thanks again for another great post!

Wendy Macnicol
Digital Tracker

Dear Guy. That was so exciting to read and must have been nerve wracking to watch! Thanks so much for this glimpse into the lives of all four animals! I would have also been on the edge of my seat! Wendy M

Pauli Bakker
Digital Ranger

What an incredible scene to witness!… it could have ended in tragedy …..one has to expect the unexpected in Africa that’s for sure!….life can hang in the balance within seconds!….so relieved that the mother cheetah and her cubs are unharmed…..phew!!

Callum Evans
Guest contributor

Incredible!!!

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