The Mara Triangle covers an area of 510 km², with a Cheetah Vehicle based at Oloololo Gate, Iseiya HQ and Purungat Bridge. Experience has shown that, provided it is sensitively and appropriately implemented, monitoring of visitors plays an important role in encouraging proper visitor and driver behaviour. Since the introduction of Cheetah Vehicles, visitor behaviour has vastly improved with proper distances being maintained between wildlife and tourist vehicles, and a massive reduction in animal crowding.
Our goal is to strengthen the team from 3 to 5 vehicles, which would better cover the whole of the Triangle and guarantee better visitor behaviour around cheetahs and lions spread over the reserve, as well as other animal populations.
We are extremely grateful for the support from Tribal Voice Communications and their annual workshops and Born Free Most Responsible Safari Guide Competition, which aim to further improve guiding standards in the Triangle in relation to Responsible Wildlife Viewing Etiquette. The workshops have helped reduce the negative impacts of game drives on habitat and the wildlife being viewed, as well as increase visitor satisfaction and enjoyment of their safari. We also thank all of the resident drivers who participated at the workshops.