The Serengeti Cheetah Project helps to monitor the demographics of the 50-80 cheetah in the area, one of the last few remaining natural ecosystems where cheetah exist in viable numbers.
Sanctuary Kusini, located within the Serengeti National Park, is a proud supporter of this project which has been established for over 30 years. The camp's location directly in the path of the seasonal cheetah movement makes it ideal to help track this iconic African animal.
There are dedicated game drives at Sanctuary Kusini with the specific purpose of finding and identifying cheetah. Once spotted, guests are encouraged to photograph the cheetah, and leave copies of the sighting photos which are then passed on to the research team. Feedback is then provide when possible to our guests on which cheetah were observed.
Since the program's launch at Sanctuary Kusini in 2009 guests have submitted 50 usable sightings, equating to 32% of all recorded sightings by the project. Further commitment to the project offers our guests a fascinating insight into the lives of the cheetah during their time on a Serengeti safari, along with increasing the valuable research required to conserve the habitat of this amazing cat.