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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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Great Job Laurie! And I loved the "big cats"!

First and foremost, directions! If you are coming from Otjio heading into Otijwarongo, drive thru the city and take a left on B1 heading north; go straight ahead at the only... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 November 2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2014

First and foremost, directions! If you are coming from Otjio heading into Otijwarongo, drive thru the city and take a left on B1 heading north; go straight ahead at the only round-about you will find and take a right turn immediately thereafter, following the signs for the military base on D2440 (however the sign is only visible for vehicles coming... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2014

It is really interesting to learn about the Cheetahs and to hear how the Conservation Fund protects the Cheetahs and educates the farmers. You must do a cheetah drive while you are there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2014

We did not know what to expect but we were absolutely amazed by the place. One member of staff took us to the park by a car and explained us what their work is about and showed us around the park and we could observe cheetah from the short distance and took a lot of amazing photos. We could also... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2014

We didn't know what to expect after a 44km drive to this fund but were very surprised! After a short introduction video we were shown around by a guide who told us all about this organisation. They really care for cheetah's and there environment, educate children and farmers. There is also a special project for farmers to "lease" a dog... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2014

Learned a lot about Cheetas and the effort to save them. Well organized, interesting and inspiring. A must if you are visiting Namibia. Staff were knowledgable, friendly, enthusiastic and inspiring.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2014

Best bits: 1- you get to stand in a large pen with live adult cheetahs (hand reared) whilst they chase a rag on a dog racing track set up. Its brilliant. 2-they rehabilitate and release cheetahs. If they cannot be rehabilitated they are cared for permanently. 3- they farm goats and guard dogs. They demonstrate on their own farms to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2014

It's good, very good, that there are such foundations to preserve animals for future. Go and help them. It's more than worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2014 via mobile

We visited CCF whilst on an Exodus trip to Namibia and received a lovely welcome including a great lunch. The information provided was excellent and it was good to see the Cheetahs at close quarters and like other cats they meow and purr. Well worth a visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

Very good information about the cheetahs and other wildlife in Namibia. Good project to cooperate with local farmers by providing them herding dogs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

We (family of 6) spent a whole day visiting CCF and what a day it was. It is an unforgettable experience to be so close to cheetah's. We saw these beautiful animals run, were able to feed them and had an opportunity to take some close up pictures with the ambassadors. We learned about their history and about different CCF... More 

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