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Cheetah Conservation Fund

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Address: Otjiwarongo, Namibia
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+264 67 306 225

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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Ilkleygirl
Bassoues, France
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We stayed for 3 days at Babson House and it was an outstanding experience for us. We cannot comment on the day visit facilities but the full board with driver and chef at Babson House was perfect. If you stay at Babson for at least a couple of days, you get all of the regular tours of the facilities plus... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

I knew on paper and from the CCF website that we would have an interesting time there. It was so much more than that! The staff, to begin with, is made up of the most dedicated professionals one can find anywhere. The 100,000 acre compound is a fascinating study in sustainability. Talk about virtuous circles! The cheetahs there are either... More 

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bay area, ca
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We stopped here en-route to Etosha from Waterberg. First things first: Waterberg to CCF takes a good 1.5-2 hours. Google gives a route thru some routes that does not work. Do NOT trust Google's route. Now to CCF: The cheetah runs started at 8AM. They last roughly an hour . We saw a bunch of females run and it was... More 

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Sunnyvale, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

This is a surprisingly big and well-funded operation to preserve cheetahs in Africa. Most of their animals are off-limits to visitors, but there are still plenty that you can see when you visit. Try to make it for the noon feeding if you can! Walking and driving tours also excellent, if a little slow to get going on schedule. Friendly... More 

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