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Cheetah Conservation Fund

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Otjiwarongo, Namibia
+264 67 306 225
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Save the declining population of wild cats

This organization is dedicated to helping endangered animals survive in a natural environment and... read more

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Philly2VT
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Shelburne, Vermont
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This was the one thing I wanted to do on my holiday to Africa and it did not disappoint. The work... read more

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Bunbury, Australia
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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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“cheetah run” (26 reviews)
“local farmers” (16 reviews)
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Otjiwarongo, Namibia
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+264 67 306 225
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"cheetah run"
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"local farmers"
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"cheetah conservation"
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"gravel road"
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"behind the scenes"
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"endangered species"
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"goat cheese"
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"once in a lifetime"
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"hour drive"
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"pickup truck"
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"research facility"
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"their natural habitat"
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"wonderful project"
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"wonderful animals"
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"large enclosures"
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Reviewed yesterday

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.

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Reviewed 3 days ago 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Nico S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Lordge
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Reviewed 10 May 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

1  Thank awizzbang
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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.

Thank shoma65
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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.
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meri106
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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