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Cheetah Conservation Fund

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Otjiwarongo, Namibia
+264 67 306 225
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Great animal experience

Be there on time to see feeding of those 13 cheetahs, which have been too close humans to be... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Vantaa, Finland
Worthwhile detour

We took a detour (about 40 mins in each direction off the main road) on our way from Windhoek to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mark C
Cambridge, 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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Otjiwarongo, Namibia
+264 67 306 225
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Reviewed yesterday

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We had a couple of hours to do some sight seeing and visited this sanctuary. The Cheetah drive enables you to see the cheetahs who have been saved and are looked after at the sanctuary. The guide helpfully explained the work of the centre. Simply...More

Thank n66lam
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Wonderful to see the cheetahs so close. We did the standard tour but did see a cheetah run whilst chasing a truck. Really educational and terrific to hear about the great work

Thank EmsAlex
Reviewed 9 August 2017

My favorite part of visiting was chatting with the global staff. Great opportunity to meet Namibians and others who want to share their experiences. This is not just about cheetahs - if you visit you will learn about dogs, goats, sheep, food, science and most...More

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 5 August 2017

They do a great job over here. They have also a project near Etosha to save the lions. This is a stunning reserve with great activities!

Thank NoeB1
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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.
9 March 2015|
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Response from Yesheyozhik | Reviewed this property |
It does vary but animals are alway around.