by Trevor McCall-Peat & Villiers Steyn
Our guests arrived to a scorching Sabi Sands before indulging in a quick lunch and briefing on the what to expect over the next few days.
We headed out on drive with our guests excited to get into the bush, for a few of them it was the very first time in the Sabi Sands.
We heard about a cheetah nearby and headed in that direction. When we arrived, the female cheetah and her three cubs were a bit shy to begin with but with a bit of patience they all slowly moved out into a clearing. The light was gorgeous and we managed to get some great shots of them as the youngsters tumbled and played. The grass is long from the recent rains but we all managed a few great take away shots.
We decided to leave the cheetah as darkness fell. About five minutes after leaving the cheetah we bumped into none other than Wild Dogs. Amazing! The light was fading quickly but we did manage to get a few shots before dark. Spotlights are not used on dogs as they are diurnal but the experience was amazing nonetheless! Our chances of seeing the Magnificent 7 are now well in play!
We then decided to stop on first rock for sundowners and spent a bit of time reflecting on the amazing start to our big cat safari.