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Cheetah Conservation Fund

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Otjiwarongo, Namibia
+264 67 306 225
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Lovely cheetahs!

We travelled from Frans Indongo which took about an hour for 8am to watch the cheetahs being... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2015
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
These people are doing wonderful work

Seeing these lovely animals was truly inspirational. The staff are very excited to show you the... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2015
Kate P
Regina, Canada
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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
Otjiwarongo, Namibia
+264 67 306 225
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Reviewed 26 October 2015

We travelled from Frans Indongo which took about an hour for 8am to watch the cheetahs being exercised. It was well worth it, we had a great morning and just us which made it even more special. It was amazing to see these beautiful animals...More

Thank ShelaghMcComiskey
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Seeing these lovely animals was truly inspirational. The staff are very excited to show you the resident cheetahs and all the work that they are doing to preserve the species. You don't get to see cheetahs up close like this very often. The cafe food...More

Thank Kate P
Reviewed 14 October 2015

While it's a bit off the road it is well worth the visit to see up close the cheetahs that are very difficult to see in the wild. They offer viewings of feeding and demonstrations of cheetah runs which is even more rare to see...More

Thank Shannon R
Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

Expect a good 45 min drive to get here from Otji, and if you want to see the cheetahs run then make sure you pre-book or it won't happen. It also starts at 8am sharp! We just turned up and we're lucky to find someone...More

1  Thank Indie-Brindie
Reviewed 24 September 2015

This institution is an impressive operation of conservation and research. It is a 45 km journey each way on a reasonable gravel road, but worth considering if not in a hurry. There is a good little museum display and the whole setup is a considerable...More

Thank Radix7
Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

We visited the ccf at the end of our trip in Namibia and we had the drive acitivity. This gives you the opportunity to see the cheetahs from the car into the fenced area. The activity is not bad but you will only see cheetahs...More

1  Thank Trioev
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Cheetah Conservation Fund – Otjiwarongo The Cheetah Conservation Fund is not a wildlife or game park but rather an education and conservation programme which closely works with farmers across different Conservancies in Namibia. A third of the Cheetah’s in the world live in Namibia and...More

1  Thank Gemcap
Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

Cheetahs are beautiful animals and realistically this is the best chance of seeing one, but still this is more of an educational experience - how their conservation programme works - than a wildlife experience. The video in the exhibition room explains it all best. The...More

Thank Ruth C
Reviewed 1 August 2015

My husband and I along with our friends Tom & Valerie called here whilst travelling through Namibia. We had a guided tour of the cheetah reserve which we really enjoyed. Such a lot of wonderful work is being done. We really enjoyed our visit. Tom...More

Thank Doris W
Reviewed 28 July 2015

The CCF is about 45 km east of Otjiwarongo and well worth the trip. Would recommend the drive through the cheetah compound to see the cats up close. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the behaviour of cheetahs and a visit is highly recommended.

1  Thank VA_Boys
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rob s
16 March 2016|
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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.
8 March 2015|
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Response from Yesheyozhik | Reviewed this property |
It does vary but animals are alway around.