Wild gazing in Africa and India
The difference between an African and Indian jungle safari tells you how the two countries look at wildlife
A pair of cheetahs lie in the tawny grass, their alert, expressive faces studying us intently as our vehicle comes to a stop 50m away. For 20 minutes we watch them playing together like a pair of mischievous young dogs—pawing, biting, rolling over and pouncing on each other. But when they finally stop fooling around and rise to their feet, it is clear they are ready for a hunt, two lean predators setting off in pursuit of prey.