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Cheetah Conservation Fund

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We visited here as a party and were treated to an trip around the facilities. The CCF provide care... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2018
Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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Delightful new Lodge. We stayed in a large self contained unit. Clean and very comfortable.Food... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
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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 September 13, 2018 via mobile

We visited here as a party and were treated to an trip around the facilities. The CCF provide care for orthan Cheetahs until the due as they would be unable to survive in the wild. They live as wild as possible but are fed and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Delightful new Lodge. We stayed in a large self contained unit. Clean and very comfortable.Food beautifully served.The Serengeti Evening drive and sun downers was a fabulous end to a busy day! The morning run with the Cheetahs was very special, We also heard of the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank MaddieL68
Reviewed July 29, 2018

only went for a few hours, did a tour, short educational video, then watched cats being fed ( you need to time this right in your trip) then short drive to see cheetahs in enclosures. Fascinating place, would reccommend.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 26, 2018

The work and educational experience at this place is wonderful. They are making a positive effort to help save cheetahs in the wild.The sunset game drive was good with plenty of wildlife to see. Also the accommodation was very comfortable, clean, warm included meals tasty....More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Gail P
Reviewed July 25, 2018

Most of the cheetahs CCF has are non-releasable and their record of rehab and release seems quite low. However, they are doing the best they can with limited space (and possibly, resources).

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 17, 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 13, 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jonathan C
Reviewed July 2, 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 20, 2018

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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018 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

Date of experience: May 2018
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October 20, 2018|
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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.
rob s
March 16, 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.
March 8, 2015|
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Response from Yesheyozhik | Reviewed this property |
It does vary but animals are alway around.
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Hi everyone, I just received the following information regarding Wednesdays fire at the CCF. Thank goodness nobody was seriously injured and the animals are all unharmed also. Windhoek — A lightning strike set fire to Namibia's world-renowned cheetah conservation centre, injuring an intern and burning down buildings, an official said Thursday. Amid a severe drought, lightning struck late Wednesday, causing a fire that raged until midnight at the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF),...More
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Oooh! Nasty. But good to here all is well.