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“Loved seeing the cheetah up close”

Cheetah Conservation Fund
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 10 February 2014

I usually don't like seeing any wild animals in 'captivity' but I think this was great. They're doing a great work here in saving the cheetahs they can, returning as many to the wild as they can and also educating people (local farmers included) on how to live with the cheetah instead of needlessly killing them. They even go as far as breeding Anatolian Shepherds with the sole purpose of giving them to farmers to help protect their livestock from potential predators - including cheetahs.
You won't want to miss this if you're in the area - and it's a long drive down a dead end road - but well worth it.

Thank kerichmelik
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

It had not occurred to me before going to this place that they would only let you see the cheetah that the had not possibility of releasing back into the wild. When you think about it it makes perfect sense but did mean the bits you see are quite zoo like. However, it is evident the animals are very well cared for, have plenty of natural habitat and that they are doing great conservation work. The Turkish goat herding dogs were a revelation and are helping farmers and cheetah to live in better harmony. All in all a great place to visit and learn but do not expect a wild experience!

1  Thank Kerry F
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

To ensure admission fees go to the Conservation fund please request a receipt!! (The admission fee is approximately $US15)

The objective of the fund is excellent. I was surprised these Cheetahs couldn't be returned to their natural habitat but it was explained they wouldn't survive in the wild.

1  Thank Alan C
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Reviewed 6 December 2013

I missed the early morning section: 8am running exercise, I would love to see cheetahs in action.

It is good to stay till 2pm when Cheetah feeding time starts.
Fantastic.

It is good to learn about the dog and sheep program in helping to save cheetahs too.

Food in the Cheetah cafe is nice. good for a cool break during the hot hot day.

Thank cchiuching
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Reviewed 3 December 2013

PROS-

Cheetahs close up, cheetah education to the public, cheetah conservation efforts explained

CONS-

We have contributed generously to CCF, yet were forced to contribute more when visited . We have elected not to contribute to CCF in the future, and have increased funding to other causes in Africa by 3x in 2103-4 what we contributed to CCF in 2013.

Thank Seattleflyer50
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