Cheetahs in Tanzania

Cheetah Lounging in the Serengeti by

The cheetahs is presnent through much of the protected areas in Tanzania. Most commonly seen in the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater floor. Above photo: Cheetah on a kopje in the Serengeti by David Dennis on Flickr.

Tanzania cheetah conservation programme

Since 1974 the Serengeti Cheetah Project has been keeping track of individual cheetahs living on the plains in the southern part of the Serengeti National Park. This population numbers around 50 adult females and 20 adult males at any one time, and individuals can be easily identified by their distinctive spot patterns. Over the years this study has told us a great deal about wild cheetahs – their ecology, ranging patterns, social behaviour and hunting strategies. See also Tanzania cheetah conservation programme information sheet (652 KB)