A cheetah-walking safari is the brainchild of Will and Sharon van Duyn who have been active full time in cheetah conservation for over two decades.It is an overnight safari package, or a day trip, a walk entirely focused on the rehabilitation process that forms part of the reintroduction into the wild of these graceful, rare cats.
Your cheetah conservation experience begins in the cheetah enclosure with a professional guide. Here, the cats introduce themselves at their discretion, and you are briefed on what to expect and how to behave around the cats before you walk with them on their morning hunt. No children under 12 are allowed on the walking safaris because strict discipline is required from the guests. At all times the welfare of the cats comes first. You’ll walk a lot, talk very little, and if a cheetah makes a kill, run a bit so you can catch the action.
A cheetah-walking safari can last from 45 minutes to several hours , you walk with the cheetah and see what it sees as it scans the plains for game, sit a few centimetres away when it’s resting, and briefly pet the animal if it approaches you. It’s truly a intimate encounter; a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to look into a cheetah’s eyes, hear its vocabulary of rumbling purrs and sharp bark-miaow cries, and watch, as this amazing animal evolves into the awesome predator it was meant to be.
TOURS TO DO
At Modgaji, tour the African Wild Cat and Serval conservation projects, or go on game drives.
WHERE TO STAY
WHO TO CONTACT
Modgaji Conservation & Rehabilitation Projects
Tel: +27 (0)41 369 0898