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Cheetah Conservation Fund

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Once in a Lifetime

This was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We booked the Behind the Scenes tour and were the only... read more

Reviewed May 26, 2018
Victoria, Canada
Amazing work

The Fund rescues baby and young cheetas whose mothers have been killed by farmers and that would... read more

Reviewed May 19, 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
Otjiwarongo, Namibia
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Reviewed May 26, 2018

This was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We booked the Behind the Scenes tour and were the only ones in the back of a pickup truck with the employees/volunteers of the CCF. They allowed us to throw out pieces of meat to feed the cheetahs. It was...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed May 26, 2018

Having to praise their conservationist efforts, personally found it a bit old fashioned and liked more the experience had in other cheetah rescue farms in Namibia.Nevertheless, they have a fantastic program for watching dogs breading and...they do care about cheetahs.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed May 19, 2018

The Fund rescues baby and young cheetas whose mothers have been killed by farmers and that would die if left alone in the wild. Many of them are taken in when they're still too young to know how to hunt and feed themselves and cannot...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

Nice place where you can see cheetah very closely. Don't miss the feeding at 2 pm. There are other activities during the day but we spent only one afternoon here. The cafeteria offers good food. There is also a shop where you can buy t-shirts...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

Went here on our last day of a 14 day trip and Namibia, it does involve a 45 min trip up a gravel road but it is certainly worth it. We were showed around by one of the guides and he gave excellent explanations of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed January 22, 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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Marcel B
Reviewed January 2, 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

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed December 12, 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.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank shoma65
Reviewed December 7, 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

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Gale L
Reviewed December 5, 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.

Date of experience: November 2017
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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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Accomodation with teenagers and other questions! (5 Replies)
HI Just got a few questions I hope you can help with for a trip I am planning next year-It will be our first visit to Namibia. Windhoek-Etosha-Damaraland- Swakopmund-Sossusvlei-windhoek. Can anyone recommend a nice lodge at Etosha (near Andersons gate) for us to stay at for a couple of nights that might have some activities to suit teenagers?(Not too expensive) I dont know whether we should stay inside or outside the park?! We will also be stopping between Etosha and...More
March 12, 2010|
Response fromPeterscot|
Hi Try Erongo after Swakopmund. Haven't been there but heard good reports. Kalahari is beyond WDH so doubt you'll see Aleksander Orlov and his friends :-) Hobatere is a good place, but its fairly close to Etosha. Otherwise, I'd say Huab, or Etendeka. I think you need to manage your expectations about waterholes. Hobatere has a couple. but they are no guarantee that anything will turn up to them. Huab has a perennial river or water or springs so thats why it has game. But they...More
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CCF still open for visitors following recent fire (2 Replies)
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
October 18, 2013|
Response frommfuwe|
Oooh! Nasty. But good to here all is well.