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An epic safari for the cheetah obsessed around those fabulous Namiri Plains in the Eastern serengeti ; Cubs, cubs and Cubs ............ Oh yes lots, lots more!!! (Part 2 of safari April 2022)


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Dear All,

 

I'm back from an Epic Cheetah obsessed safari at one of my absolute favourite camps in Africa, Asilia's Namiri Plains .........  Thank You to Moinga Timan who i was able to book as a Fundi Guide. This was my third safari with him as our guide and it was an epic!!! .... Big Thank You for all the warm hospitality in Camp led by their managers Charles and Francis (sorry to have missed Dickson who was out on leave) and all the warm and welcoming staff including one of our absolute favourites - Moses our bartender/ Waiter ...........  As always Thank you to Chalo Africa - Malvika helped me put this trip together with meticulous precision as always ............  

 

Here are the first few photos 

 

 

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 1090209422_2022namiri18.jpg(1of1).jpg.fc2722993ae2a1b770412b0394da808f.jpgA young male of a new coalition of 3 trying to establish Gol Kopjes318953886_2022namiri25.jpg(1of1).jpg.6d0cbd00e9fa9d27797aad14f335addb.jpg Also at Gol Kopjes - one of two young males trying to establish territory also1716418637_2022namiri24.jpg(1of1).jpg.ad52f8491807f0de64b3e56400cb1c79.jpg2006563758_2022namiri23.jpg(1of1).jpg.bb07dca6a36a2b449e77cd044ffbb1c8.jpgA Male cub trying to fight his sister for the last scraps of a Tommie kill.  1590953528_2022namiri22.jpg(1of1).jpg.a093419effd781524c5347438c17629c.jpgLioness on her way home to her pride in the evening 947049265_2022namiri21.jpg(1of1).jpg.833a0fbe051e996af3db13e60f90a785.jpgStunning Serengeti evening with Kongani 503767457_2022namiri20.jpg(1of1).jpg.c4b19c9defcbcb618ba8268c017d50a5.jpg917392842_2022namiri16.jpg(1of1).jpg.420747a8b8f0bab8c36f0b5f6a629239.jpgSingle female cheetah nervous of her surroundings 

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How Cute are these Super young Cubs!!!!  Mum needs to be out hunting every other day !!!! 

 

 

 

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Hmmmm not sure why the photos got flipped around in the last post .........

 

anyways  photos 3-7 are the two big Coalition males (Walker and Wilder) the Boys who rule Cub Valley ....... take down a young wildebeest calf.

 

 

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Great photos, did you see any cheetah? 🙉

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1 minute ago, Alex The Lion said:

Great photos, did you see any cheetah? 🙉

 

Hahah - Thanks @Alex The Lion- honestly this was an epic ...... we were sitting with cheetah and then Moinga scanned around the open plains and there were always one or two no more than 30 meters away.  Unreal!!

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How did you get so close to the Cheetah cubs.  Such great photos!

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This Male Cub (same as the male in the photo above fighting his sister at the dining table) ...... according to Dennis of the Serengeti cheetah project - He was the son of Matilda, but, she somehow abandoned him or they got separated too early and ultimately he got adopted by Helen and her young female cub ....... Interesting cheetah dynamics

 

 

 

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14 hours ago, Ginny said:

How did you get so close to the Cheetah cubs.  Such great photos!

 

They came onto the road! and this is a cropped photo ........ I was also with the Serengeti Cheetah Project ...... The mum of the cubs is the daughter of Brandy (no name -her  id number ...... DM1217) ..........  

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~ @madaboutcheetah:

 

Those images of drinking water are very special.

 

It's great that you enjoyed such a magnificent safari.

 

Thank you so much for posting this trip report.

 

      Tom K.

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I had to do some research to see why this was Part 2.  Now I know.  Some spectacular stuff!  You seem to have good luck in April, not too much rain.

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12 minutes ago, Atravelynn said:

I had to do some research to see why this was Part 2.  Now I know.  Some spectacular stuff!  You seem to have good luck in April, not too much rain.

@Atravelynn- part 1 is Kenya - samburu and Lewa.  Will make a report when I edit photos 

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1 minute ago, madaboutcheetah said:

@Atravelynn- part 1 is Kenya - samburu and Lewa.  Will make a report when I edit photos 

Then I researched wrong.  I thought part 1 was the April 2021 to Tanzania and April 2022 was the part 2.  However the parts are labeled, you had fantastic sightings.

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Heads up for those who need an overnight in Arusha .... I highly recommend Katambuga House located close to the airport.  It’s homely, warm and welcoming and all that one needs ... they’ve got a charming garden with plenty of birds.  Views of Mount Meru breathtaking also.

 

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This, that and the other .... I’ve got to call out And Beyond for their guides and lack of etiquette.... twice (different guys)their guide drove right across in front of our vehicle while I was photographing.  He had ample space to swing behind the car and go across. Lazy is what I can think of 😩🤬🤬. ... anyway we didn’t have issues with any of the Arusha based companies either who normally ventured down towards cub valley around 11 am. 

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Really happy to see all those cheetahs in the morning. Hari back with the cheetahs where he belongs and the world is a little righter again! :D

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How you been @pault- I had an epic trip .......... @Sangeetais working on a return for us for next year as we speak!!!! :D

 

Here's more of Helen and her brood on my very final morning ...... we were able to find them right where we left them the previous evening not far from where they were feeding on the Tommie.

 

 

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Brandy's Daughter and her brood ...... We are happy to have discovered these new additions to the Eastern Serengeti and escorted the Serengeti Cheetah project to the location 

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On 4/18/2022 at 11:15 AM, madaboutcheetah said:

This, that and the other .... I’ve got to call out And Beyond for their guides and lack of etiquette.... twice (different guys)their guide drove right across in front of our vehicle while I was photographing.  He had ample space to swing behind the car and go across. Lazy is what I can think of 😩🤬🤬. ... anyway we didn’t have issues with any of the Arusha based companies either who normally ventured down towards cub valley around 11 am. 

 

I hope you have written to &Beyond to give your feedback. surely they wouldn't want their reputation tarnished by lazy and inconsiderate guides. I would worry about such guides if I were to stay at any of their camps.

 

 

meanwhile, 

Gorgeous shots of the your beloved spotted cat!

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Amazing photos of the cubs! They must have only been a few weeks old????  So lucky! 

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Wishing those cubs a healthy childhood and a long life.

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4 hours ago, mtanenbaum said:

Amazing photos of the cubs! They must have only been a few weeks old????  So lucky! 

 

We guessed 3 weeks ..... We found them and immediately contacted the Serengeti Cheetah project and escorted them to the family. 

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8 hours ago, madaboutcheetah said:

 

We guessed 3 weeks ..... We found them and immediately contacted the Serengeti Cheetah project and escorted them to the family. 

 

I would guess a few weeks older than that. Seems like they just left, or are about to leave the den, which happens around 6 weeks. When they're born, they're tiny and with eyes closed.

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Fantastic photos as usual @madaboutcheetah

 

Those cheetah cubs are just so adorable!

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