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Cheetah Conservation Fund

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Otjiwarongo, Namibia
+264 67 306 225
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Good work for a better protection of the cheetah

We stayed at the foundation for a couple of hours. take the tour with the 4x4 so you can really get... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
Marcel B
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Vianen, The Netherlands
The Cheetahs are amazing!

The Cheetah Conservatory is an amazing place doing wonderful work. The went early morning for the... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2018
Jennifer S
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United States
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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 22 January 2018

We stayed at the foundation for a couple of hours. take the tour with the 4x4 so you can really get close to the animals and see how they react and respond. Learn about the program and about the Anatol shepard program, there is a...More

Thank Marcel B
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

The Cheetah Conservatory is an amazing place doing wonderful work. The went early morning for the "Cheetah Run" and it was fantastic. The Cheetahs were very active and entertaining. It's a great place for some amazing pictures too! They have very informative education tours and...More

Thank Jennifer S
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

This ia a lovely place where orphaned Cheetahs are taken in and we are allowed to walk near them. It is amazing to see how they can disappear in 2 feet tall shrubs.

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

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
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

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

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Reviewed 5 December 2017

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
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

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

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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

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