The Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) International Research and Education Centre is a renowned research facility located in Otjiwarongo. The visitor centre is open to visitors daily from 08:00-17:00 and visitors can enjoy guided tours of the museum and centre, cheetah feeding, cheetah drives and cheetah runs. Accommodation is also available in the Lightfoot Camp or the Babson House Luxury Guest House.
Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) boasts 47 000ha of mixed farming and wildife land. Gain information on how the cheetahs are being conserved and protected whilst farming practices continue along the farms. An educational centre, gift shop and coffee shop is availble at the CCF offices.
Cheetah Conservation Fund is the world's leading organization dedicated to saving the cheetah in the wild. Founded by Dr. Laurie Marker in 1990, Cheetah Conservation Fund has created a set of integrated programs aimed at addressing the principle threats to the cheetah.
CCF’s conservation programming is rooted in scientific research. Cheetah Conservation Fund maintains a research program on the biology, ecology and genetics of cheetahs that publishes papers in peer-reviewed journals annually, and currently operates the only fully-equipped genetics lab at an in-situ conservation facility in Africa.
Using this research as an underpinning, Cheetah Conservation Fund has created a set of integrated programs that together address the threats both to the cheetah and its entire ecosystem, including human populations. Cheetah Conservation Fund operates from the principle that only by securing the future of the communities that live alongside the cheetah can you secure a future for the cheetah. Helping people helps cheetahs.