Cheetahs are a rare species. Uniquely built for speed and agility, the fastest land animal is a sight to behold at full sprint. However, they have it rough, balancing precariously between encroaching human population and the challenge of being at the bottom of the predator chain. In many of the protected wildlife areas—typically locations for safari—, lions and spotted hyena thrive. These natural competitors frequently take kills away from cheetah as well as destroy cheetah cubs when the opportunity arises.
Fortunately, there are some safari areas that still deliver excellent cheetah viewing.