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Cheetah Conservation Fund

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Otjiwarongo, Namibia
+264 67 306 225
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Wonderful place full of brilliant ideas

We had the trip of a life time round the centre and were treated like royalty. The amazing work on... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Gale L
Bassoues, France
Fascinating venture

It's quite a way down the track but worth the drive. Very enthusiastic and knowledgable staff. Try... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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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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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had the trip of a life time round the centre and were treated like royalty. The amazing work on behalf of the Cheetahs of Namibia is heartwarming. There are so many aspects to the work carried out at Otiwarongo. We stayed in the Lodge...More

Thank Gale L
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's quite a way down the track but worth the drive. Very enthusiastic and knowledgable staff. Try to arrive in time for feeding.

Thank Thrumptonpie
Reviewed 1 week ago

CCF is the place where you can find cheetahs and have more experience about them. This place is 45km out town of Otjiwarongo Namibia.

Thank Joseph Ngeno P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed at their new Cheetah View Lodge and choose a day of Cheetah activities. Fantastic place and after doing a day visit before, would highly recommend a longer visit. As whilst it’s an excellent stopping off point half way between Etosha and Windhoek, it...More

1  Thank purplemyrtles
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Be there on time to see feeding of those 13 cheetahs, which have been too close humans to be returned to nature. On September it was at 1400hrs. You get interesting and valuable lesson of these great animals. Pay also little extra and join the...More

Thank ettelbruck
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We took a detour (about 40 mins in each direction off the main road) on our way from Windhoek to Etosha to visit the Cheetah Conservation Fund. We were booked on a Cheetah Drive and had timed our booking so as to be there for...More

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 12 October 2017

I think I had to high expectations. I had booked the cheetah run and behind the scenes tours weeks if not months in advance. Unfortunately this coincided with a visit of a large group. The cheetahs were in the mood for running much on the...More

Thank gaildevonshirelass
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We visited CCF to show our daughter cheetah (100% guarantee to see them). But what these people do for these animals is really worth to see and pay the entrance fee.

Thank Bajonka
Reviewed 20 September 2017

When we arrived we were just in time to see the cheetah feeding. We got excellent information from the guide present at the feeding. Afterwards we did the game drive, which also was quite enjoyable. It was worth the small detour between Waterberg and Etosha.

Thank Bugzke
Reviewed 17 September 2017

We booked 2 nights mainly because we wanted to try and photograph the cheetahs running on consecutive mornings. Whilst the accommodation is of a good quality it was apparent that CCF had only just started to offer this facility as there were many shortcomings in...More

Thank heroditus2011
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rob s
17 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.