A family arriving unannounced and squatting in the conservancy is definitely not accepted. However, in this case, it was difficult to not make an exception. As the general cat population is increasing in Amboseli, we are all ecstatic. When we realized the cheetah and her cubs seemed to have elected domicile near the lodge, no need to explain how we felt. Near? The mother and her 3 cubs were actually seen by two full cars of our guests who had just that morning been on this same spot having their bush breakfast!