Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF)

Wildlife and Nature | Otjiwarongo & Surrounds

Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF)

Wildlife and Nature | Otjiwarongo & Surrounds

Guarding Cheetahs, Growing Communities in Namibia

The Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) is a renowned conservation organization based in Otjiwarongo, Namibia, playing an instrumental role in preserving the dwindling cheetah population. The organization employs a holistic approach to conservation, focusing not just on the cheetahs but also on the broader ecosystem and the communities that share the landscape with these majestic creatures. CCF’s research and education center has become a beacon for researchers, students, and wildlife enthusiasts from around the globe who wish to learn more about cheetah conservation​. Today Namibia boasts the largest population of free roaming cheetah in the world.

Day visitors are welcome to experience these beautiful cats up close. Ideally located between Etosha and Windhoek visitors are welcome 7 days a week and 364 days a year. The Cheetah Conservation can easily be reached by hired car if you are travelling through Namibia on a self-drive. If you plan to travel on a guided safari tour make sure to request that your itinerary include a visit to this conservation organisation.

CCF’s efforts extend to various groundbreaking initiatives. The Livestock Guarding Dogs (LGD) program has proven to significantly reduce livestock losses to predators, thereby mitigating human-wildlife conflict. CCF also participates in the conservancy movement in Namibia, cooperating with landowners dedicated to responsible wildlife management. Through their Biomass Technology Development and Bushblok program, they create sustainable fuel sources, while also restoring habitats​.

The organization’s commitment to local communities is evident in their livelihood development programs, which offer skills training and market opportunities for local artisans and farmers. From promoting local craftwork to teaching sustainable farming methods, CCF strives to ensure that conservation goes hand in hand with community development. By sharing their program successes, CCF also catalyzes conservation efforts across the cheetah’s range in Africa, fostering a global conservation community​.

Visitors to CCF can witness conservation in action, partake in informative sessions, and even enjoy overnight stays at their own guest house accommodation (Babson House and Cheetah View Lodge). There is a good selection of alternative accommodation in the surrounding area ranging from luxury lodges to camping sites.  The organization is also an ecotourism destination, offering a unique opportunity to contribute to cheetah conservation while experiencing the natural beauty and cultural richness of Namibia. With CCF, you’re not just observing – you’re participating in a global effort to save the fastest land animal from extinction and uplift the communities that live alongside them.



Babson House Cheetah Conservation Fund


Reception Services

Opening times: 8 am - 5 pm



DNA laboratory for genetic monitoring
Model Farm
Education Centre

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