With one-third of the 10,000 remaining wild cheetahs, Namibia is “The Cheetah Capital of the World.” Situated near Waterberg Plateau National Park is the headquarters of Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF), an open-to-the-public Field Research and Education Center dedicated to cheetah survival.
CCF welcomes visitors daily from 8am to 5pm to tour its facilities and explore conservation in action. Daily Cheetah Runs and Cheetah Drives provide ample opportunities to observe, photograph and learn about cheetahs in their natural habitat. Visitors can also become a CCF Cheetah Keeper for a day — helping feed and care for cheetahs living in CCF’s sanctuary — by scheduling a special Behind the Scenes experience.
A Cheetah Café, Gift Shop, and a one-of-a-kind Cheetah Museum are favorite stops on the tour. CCF also has a variety of accommodations for overnight visitors, including Babson Guesthouse, a luxury three-bedroom accommodation with unparalleled views of Waterberg Plateau and the 35 cheetahs that permanently reside onsite. CCF regularly hosts large groups traveling together, and there is also a volunteer program for those who wish to remain longer than a few days.
Far from being a typical tourist attraction, guests not only encounter African wildlife on CCF’s vast reserve, but share the experience with staff and international university students researching projects in the fields of biology, ecology, agriculture and zoology.
A visit to CCF promises to be an action-packed, educational adventure the whole family will love.
For more info visit www.cheetah.org