People won't run out of video clips of cheetahs setting down on cars on YouTube. Throughout a particular safari in Kenya, a cheetah suddenly got on top of a safari car and hung around there for 45 minutes. Fortuitously, it did not do any injury to the travelers ... except to pee on them.
With a peak speed of 70 mph, cheetahs can surpass slow-moving safari convoys but luckily pose no severe hazard to vacationers. This is simply because wild animals inside a safari are used to seeing beelines of safari automobiles going by. Still, it won't hurt to continue to be calm and practice the correct actions in the event a cheetah chooses it wishes a close-up photo. Take this insight with you as you go on a safari in Serengeti, in where cheetahs are prevalent.
While there have been some incidents of cheetah attacks on visitors, they typically pose no threat to people. They're more liable to follow prey that are running for their survival than stay with a static safari convoy. In reality, that must be your solution in the event of a close cheetah encounter: "Don't move.".
Safari guides will often tell you to stay calm and not to do any unexpected motions that may innervate the cheetah. In fact, the tour guide in the aforementioned Kenya safari incident went so far as to refer to the well known "hakuna matata" phrase, saying to his passengers not to be afraid. Take a picture if you should, but let the cheetah remain anywhere it is up till it opts to moves elsewhere. The last thing any tourist wishes is a fatal cheetah attack.
A cheetah settling on a car in a safari trip is not as surprising as you may imagine. Should you ever find yourself in a similar situation, think positive and regard it as a chance to marvel at the big cat as close as feasible. Anyway, not every person can show off an interaction with a cheetah. The recollections you'll hold from that close encounter will be treasured.
Get brass tacks regarding the Kenyan cheetah hitching a ride with a safari vehicle at NYDailyNews.com. For more safety recommendations when commencing a fun safari in Africa, go to goafrica.about.com.