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Cheetah Conservation Fund

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Otjiwarongo, Namibia
+264 67 306 225
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well worth the detour

We were travelling from water berg to windhoek and stopped here for the 2 pm feed .It is 45 mins... read more

Reviewed yesterday
lesley976
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Sydney, Australia
Worth a visit though it's about 35km down the D2440 (all gravel) from Otjiwarongo

We went because we knew someone whose friend worked there. They are doing good work to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jonathan C
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London, 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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“cheetah run” (26 reviews)
“local farmers” (17 reviews)
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Otjiwarongo, Namibia
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+264 67 306 225
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"wonderful project"
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Reviewed yesterday

We were travelling from water berg to windhoek and stopped here for the 2 pm feed .It is 45 mins drive from the main road and such a worthwhile experience.We did a safari drive which was very informative at 1 pm ,then watched the feeding.So...More

Thank lesley976
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We went because we knew someone whose friend worked there. They are doing good work to rehabilitate cheetahs and help local farmers to keep cheetahs and other predators off their land and away from their cattle. They also train dogs to act as cattle guards....More

Thank Jonathan C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited at lunch time so most of the cheetahs were in cages feeding from bowls which replicate how they would eat from a kill in the wild. Very easy to take photos but I would have liked to have seen them running wild in a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This organization is dedicated to helping endangered animals survive in a natural environment and reproduce safely from poaching. Vary expensive to run this operation, so they need gnerous donors.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was the one thing I wanted to do on my holiday to Africa and it did not disappoint. The work done here is remarkable. Not just with the cheetahs but also with the livestock guarding dog breeding programme for the farmers, the education of...More

Thank Rubytuesday5557
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

This was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We booked the Behind the Scenes tour and were the only ones in the back of a pickup truck with the employees/volunteers of the CCF. They allowed us to throw out pieces of meat to feed the cheetahs. It was...More

Thank travelbuddies39
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

Having to praise their conservationist efforts, personally found it a bit old fashioned and liked more the experience had in other cheetah rescue farms in Namibia.Nevertheless, they have a fantastic program for watching dogs breading and...they do care about cheetahs.

Thank 15matjan
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

The Fund rescues baby and young cheetas whose mothers have been killed by farmers and that would die if left alone in the wild. Many of them are taken in when they're still too young to know how to hunt and feed themselves and cannot...More

1  Thank Nico S
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Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

Nice place where you can see cheetah very closely. Don't miss the feeding at 2 pm. There are other activities during the day but we spent only one afternoon here. The cafeteria offers good food. There is also a shop where you can buy t-shirts...More

Thank Lordge
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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Went here on our last day of a 14 day trip and Namibia, it does involve a 45 min trip up a gravel road but it is certainly worth it. We were showed around by one of the guides and he gave excellent explanations of...More

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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.
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8 March 2015|
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Response from Yesheyozhik | Reviewed this property |
It does vary but animals are alway around.
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