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Cheetah Conservation Fund

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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...more
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We booked for cheetah run and cheetah drive in the morning. We spend 1100 nad for this activities and we are a little bit disappointed. In fact the cheetahs are running every day at 8am and so used to see the lure that they are...More

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Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

CCF is not a safari destination, rather it is an excellent research facility dedicated to saving the very endangered cheetahs. Laurie Marker started CCF almost 30 years ago, and is the worlds expert in Cheetah Biology and Conservation. The grounds and facility are extensive with...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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TaylaCCF, Guest Relations Manager at Cheetah Conservation Fund, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of CCF, what a wonderful review to read. You have shared some wonderful information about our world-class research facility, and have really highlighted our mission - to save this vulnerable species from extinction. On...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While the site does require a detour off the main road at Otjiwarongo, the Cheetah Conservation Fund operation does provide an interesting stop along the road from Windhoek to Etosha NP, particularly since there really isn’t much in this part of the country. As part...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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TaylaCCF, Guest Relations Manager at Cheetah Conservation Fund, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello! Thank you for your wonderful review. I am glad to read that your group had an informative and enjoyable experience here at CCF. We love reading and hearing about our visitors that leave with a memorable experience, as well as learning about conservation and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family of four visited the Cheetah Conservation Fund. It's a 45 minute detour off the paved road into the facility; the road in is very dusty and wide but easily passable. You cannot do a loop; must drive back the way you came, so...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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TaylaCCF, Guest Relations Manager at Cheetah Conservation Fund, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Sondra C, Thank you for your visit to the Cheetah Conservation Fund. I am glad that you got to learn about the Livestock Guarding Dog Program and the French Alpine goats that live with the dogs hre on our model farm. The goats and...More

Reviewed July 26, 2019

We came here expecting a real safari to see cheetahs. We had hoped for education about cheetahs as well. But what we experienced in the first hour was nothing but a photo op with three rescued pet cheetahs and reluctant answers to questions. This is...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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CCFNamibia, Guest Relations Manager at Cheetah Conservation Fund, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2019

Hello! Thank you for your review. My name is Tayla Green, and I am the Guest Experience Coordinator here at Cheetah Conservation Fund. I am hoping that you could please email me at tayla@cheetah.org with just some more information, as I am not sure that...More

Reviewed July 3, 2019

CCF is obviously great for cheetah conservation. They are very creative about cheetah conservation as they look at it from every aspect that their creative staff, interns, volunteers can think of. To give one great example, their efforts with Anatolian Shepherds as a way to...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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TaylaCCF, Guest Relations Manager at Cheetah Conservation Fund, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2019

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to visit us at our centre, and also for your awesome review. Our Livestock Guarding Dog Programme certainly is impressive - dogs saving cheetahs and helping communities, too! So glad to hear that our true message for conservation...More

Reviewed June 17, 2019 via mobile

So good - go and visit to see cheetahs up close at this professionally run place. Worth a visit and you can stay here as well.More

Date of experience: June 2019
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TaylaCCF, Guest Relations Manager at Cheetah Conservation Fund, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2019

Hello! Thank you for your wonderful review, we really appreciate it! I hope you had a memorable experience seeing and learning about some of our non-releasable cheetahs. If you come back and visit us again, do let us know! great to have you visit and...More

Reviewed June 2, 2019

It was just my husband and I that visited here but it would of been fantastic for kids as there was an educational centre. We took the trip to visit the cheetahs but unfortunately did not have enough time to stay for the feeding times.More

Date of experience: February 2019
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TaylaCCF, Guest Relations Manager at Cheetah Conservation Fund, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2019

Hello! Thank you for coming to visit us here at CCF Namibia, and thank you very much for your review! Sorry that you were unable to see the non-releasable cheetahs at feeding time. If you are in Namibia again, let us know! Perhaps we can...More

Reviewed May 20, 2019

We spent a couple days at CCF learning more about the endangered cheetah and how this organization approaches cheetah conservation from all sides. CCF is about 30 minutes drive from Otjiwarongo and well worth the visit. It offers newer overnight lodging with an excellent breakfast...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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TaylaCCF, Guest Relations Manager at Cheetah Conservation Fund, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences from your time here at Cheetah Conservation Fund. I am glad that you were able to take away so much knowledge of our conservation, research and cheetah rehabilitation programmes. How amazing that you were...More

Reviewed May 11, 2019

We were there to see the cheetah feeding which was not only educational but also fun to see. The instructor gave us a lot of insights into these animals and their behaviour. It was well worth to do this detour.More

Date of experience: May 2019
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TaylaCCF, Guest Relations Manager at Cheetah Conservation Fund, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2019

Hello Laedine, Thank you for your wonderful review of your visit to CCF. I am pleased to hear that you found your visit to be not only interesting, but also educational. We are a research centre that is open to the public, with a focus...More

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Response from 15matjan | Reviewed this property |
Rates for day activities starts from 200 NAD up to 480 NAD for adults. Kids pay half of the price. More info on their webpage.
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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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March 8, 2015|
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It does vary but animals are alway around.
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