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Cheetah Conservation Fund

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Address: Otjiwarongo, Namibia
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A unique opportunity to experience conservation in action! CCF is the...

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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After touring South Africa and Namibia the Cheetah was the only one of the Big Five we hadn't seen, as we were passing so close to the conservation we just had to go. After a long... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The centre is somewhat isolated, so close contact with the cheetahs, usually available only at late afternoon feeding, would mean staying overnight. Which is very expensive. They do good work, and the staff are enthusiastic and friendly, but don't expect interaction with the cats on a day visit. Very nice on-site cafe.

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Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On the way back from Etosha we stopped in Otjiwarongo and decided to visit Cheetah Conservation Fund. Wrong decision. The way up to there of 43 km was nicer as that place. On the way we saw some baboons, pigs and meerchats. We arrived at 16.15 and they refuse to take us in a game drive even with our car.... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After touring South Africa and Namibia the Cheetah was the only one of the Big Five we hadn't seen, as we were passing so close to the conservation we just had to go. After a long trip down a gravel 45 minutes roughly we came to this wonderful place. The staff are so knowledgeable and passionate about the cheetahs, we... More 

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Harderwijk, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Support all the good work from the AfriCat organisation! What a great work they do! And cheetahs are beautiful!

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Thank Evert279
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We all loved the cheetah drive and run - really got close to the cheetahs and took amazing photos. A great conservation - well worth a visit. Helpful and friendly staff - unlike some places in Namibia. Also had a great light lunch and coffee in the restaurant!

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St Neots, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We camped on one of the camp sites remote and very clean. did the tour around the reserve, very interesting and good to see the work carried out there. Interesting experience, well worth doing.

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Wasn't really sure about his but glad we went. Its a one hour trip from the lodge but it was worth it! The guide you took us around for the hour knew his stuff and was very friendly.

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Bassoues, France
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

We stayed at their Lodge Babson House it was the height of opulence and luxury, rather over the top, with only 2 rooms and large ensuite bathrooms. A generous American benefactor had donated the money for the Lodge and had insisted on her style of interior design, which was grossly over the top for the surroundings, our bedroom had two... More 

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 414 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Always on our minds and so nice to call once in a while. Good to see the good works being done to save the Cheetah for the world. The cheetah run most mornings provides a great photo opportunity.

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Arusha, Tanzania
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

We spent 11 days camping and what a treasured find. The camp site was huge (about 1 acre), totally private surround by bush with a mountain backdrop. There were two shady pitching sites, two tiled showers with hot water, and separate two tiled toilets. The veranda was 54 sq metres with power and washing up facilities and a bbq and... More 

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