On walking back to the reception/dining area I was surprised to meet a fully grown cheetah, apparently quite at ease with some of my fellow guests.
It turned out that he had been discovered when only a few days old with the bodies of his siblings who had presumably been killed by lions. His mother was nowhere to be seen and so he was rescued and raised with a domestic cat until he became an ambassador for Wild Horizons. Sylvester, as he is now called, walks in the bush with guests from Elephant Camp and although he does know how to bring down prey, he has no idea how to kill. Very strange to be at such close quarters with a fully grown cheetah and not at all what I was expecting!