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Cheetah Conservation Fund

#1 of 4 things to do in Otjiwarongo Features Animals
Otjiwarongo, Namibia
+264 67 306 225
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Save the cheetahs

Great place to see cheetahs if you didn't get to see them in Etosha. We did a tour from Waterberg... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Rotterdam, Nederland
Kudos to the conservation efforts!

We dropped by the CCF and got a short drive tour in the female and male enclosures, as well as the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lu Y
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A unique opportunity to experience conservation in action! CCF is the global leader in cheetah research, conservation and education. Its Centre, 44 kms east of Otjiwarongo, is open to the public all year round (8 am-5pm) except Christmas. CCF works to keep cheetahs in the wild and educate the public. However, it provides sanctuary to injured or orphaned cheetahs, many of which cannot be released back in to the wild. Learn about the cheetah's plight, watch them being fed or exercised at high speeds, meet some of our scientists. Our Model Farm teaches farmers how to co-exist with predators. Visitors can meet some of CCF's Livestock Guarding Dogs and their flocks of sheep and goats. You can also try our home-made goat-milk cheese, ice cream or fudge at the Cheetah Cafe. Limited luxury accommodations and camping are available.
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Otjiwarongo, Namibia
+264 67 306 225
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place to see cheetahs if you didn't get to see them in Etosha. We did a tour from Waterberg Guest Farm and got to see the feeding, the museum and did a small safari to see a couple of other cheetahs in large enclosures....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dropped by the CCF and got a short drive tour in the female and male enclosures, as well as the dogs they've been loaning out to farmers. The 30 mins presentation by one of the biologists working there was very insightful to what the...More

Thank Lu Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I spent two weeks visiting Namibia, including Sossusvlei and the Namib- Naukluft dunes, Swakopmund, Damaraland, Windhoek, and Etosha, and as a retired wildlife biologist I have to say that our two days/one night stay at the Cheetah Conservation Fund was the highlight...More

Thank Rick S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The (few) cheetahs you will see on the drive are all cheetahs that would not survive in the wild. It is somehow like a zoo - bit nearer to the animals, though. Th entrance fee is quite high and if you are not crazy about...More

Thank zeitmesser51
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped overnight in Otjiwarongo partly because we had heard about the cheetahs and got interested. The visit - with the cheetah drive - was disappointing. The guide was not very knowledgeable and the aim of the foundation seemed unclear and probably (in relation to...More

Thank Pierre F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great visit but we got lucky with random timing. Make sure you arrive with some pre planning for feeeds/drives. Very well structured program to support the declining population of cheetahs. They are seeing results and working hand and hand with local farmers to continue this.

Thank Aydupreez
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Given that cheetas can be shot in namibia if found wandering around properties where they do not belong, this cheetah conservation takes care of these animals welfare and preservation. You can see how they react while being fed.

Thank Barbaragarcg
Reviewed 13 June 2017

My wife and I won a charity auction to spend two nights at Babson House, the guest lodge at the Cheetah Conservation Fund, a organisation that we proudly support. The lodge is a beautiful, luxurious home with incredible view of the Waterberg Plateau from a...More

Thank Finem50
Reviewed 9 June 2017

We visited the CCF during our roadtrip thru Namibia. Got an excellent (private) tour of the facility. The fact that you support this initiative by visiting, already makes it worthwhile to visit.

1  Thank Steven D
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Apart from being informative and educational for all visitors, the care and interest shown by staff from all levels shows their genuine care and love for the work being done here.Over all the years they have been here, they continue to progress in saving and...More

1  Thank Toff_Hill
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rob s
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Response from kkimpton | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we actually got to interact with the cats up at the house as they have been handled since they were Cubs, including touching/petting them. They also come over and sniff and lick you, it's an amazing experience.
9 March 2015|
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Response from Yesheyozhik | Reviewed this property |
It does vary but animals are alway around.