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Cheetah Eco-Lodges Babson Guesthouse & Cheetah View Lodge Otjiwarongo, Namibia


- Welcome to Cheetah Eco-Lodges by Dr. Laurie Marker - Introduction to the Cheetah Conservation Fund - Accommodation; Babson Guesthouse & Cheetah View Lodge - CCF’s Visitor’s Centre - CCF Tours - Cheetah Giftshop & Café - CCF Projects Supported by You - Wildlife - Reservations & Contact - Getting to CCF - Fast Facts

Welcome to the Cheetah Eco-Lodges Cheetah Eco-Lodges – Babson Guesthouse & Cheetah View Lodge at the Cheetah Conservation Fund Where first class holiday meets conservation Dear Cheetah Friends, As the Founder and Executive Director of the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF), the global leader in conservation research of cheetahs, I would like to invite you to visit us in Namibia and learn about our efforts to save the cheetah. For more than 25 years our unique conservation efforts have not only stabilized and increased cheetah populations in Namibia, but have also greatly improved the livelihoods of local communities. Our newest contribution to Namibian conservation tourism is CCF’s Cheetah View Lodge, opened in June 2017 with five spacious guest suites and private dining area in the heart of CCF’s International Research and Education Centre. Guests can now choose between the Cheetah View Lodge and our existing exclusive luxury Babson Guesthouse to overnight in.

Dr. Laurie Marker Founder & Executive Director Cheetah Conservation Fund

The Cheetah Conservation Fund is a one-of-a-kind destination for safari lovers and nature enthusiasts, and is based on a 45,000ha private wildlife reserve within the Waterberg Conservancy. CCF is halfway between Windhoek and Etosha National Park, at the foot of the impressive Waterberg Plateau. CCF’s open-to-thepublic International Research and Education Centre is a sanctuary for orphaned cheetahs and hosts facilities such as the Cheetah Museum, the Life Technologies Conservation Genetics Laboratory, a registered on-site Veterinary Clinic, and Model Farm with goats, sheep and Livestock Guarding Dogs, as well as CCF’s Dancing Goat Creamery. Groups and individual travelers are welcomed for overnight and day visits, giving them a chance to experience CCF’s various activities and to visit the Cheetah Café where breakfast, lunch and homemade pastries and snacks are available. We look forward to seeing you at the Cheetah Conservation Fund’s Babson Guesthouse or Cheetah View Lodge in the future! Sincerely,

Dr. Laurie Marker Founder & Executive Director Cheetah Conservation Fund

“If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.� ~ African proverb

Introduction to the Cheetah Conservation Fund “Cheetah Captial of the World”

CCF is a non-profit organisation founded in 1990 and now operating in six countries with partner organisations in five countries outside of Namibia. It has developed a set of integrated programmes that work together to save the cheetah and its ecosystem. CCF’s mission is to be the internationally recognized centre of excellence in the conservation of cheetahs and their ecosystems. CCF works with all stakeholders to develop the best practices in research, education and land-use to benefit all species including people. Saving the cheetah from extinction is CCF’s primary goal. It requires innovative conservation methods that address the well-being of both cheetah and human populations in Namibia and throughout the cheetah’s range. CCF’s programmes have stabilized the wild cheetah population in Namibia, and is the reason that Otjiwarongo (the town nearest to CCF’s Centre) was designated the Cheetah Capital of the World. CCF’s new Cheetah View Lodge expands its educational tourism department. The tourism revenue helps to support CCF’s many groundbreaking conservation research and community-based programmes, as well as its internationally renowned research and education centre.

“People must feel that the natural world is important and valuable and beautiful and wonderful and an amazement and a pleasure.� ~ Sir David Attenborough


Babson Guesthouse


Babson Guesthouse Reminiscent of an Africa steeped in history, Babson Guesthouse is CCF’s two bedroom luxury tatched guesthouse with a standard twin-bedroom downstairs offering fully-inclusive accommodation. The Guesthouse comfortably sleeps up to 6 people in a private gated complex. Babson Guesthouse has a large living area and dining room which feels casual and relaxed yet caters for up to 8 people for a formal dinner. The living area includes a writing table, two luxuriant leather sofas and a large coffee table covered with African wildlife, travel and lifestyle literature. A large private veranda overlooks the enclosure of some of the sanctuary cheetahs, and offers unparalleled views of the Waterberg Plateau. An outside dining table provides for crispy-aired breakfasts, and a comfy outside sitting area provides a perfect relaxed space to have a refreshing sundowner drink before dinner.


Babson Guesthouse The bedrooms are all furnished with African wood beds offering the perfect set-up for multi-generational families or small escorted groups traveling together.

Babson Guesthouse Features ~ Fully inclusive rate (all activities and drinks included) ~ Private gated complex ~ Private chef ~ Large living area ~ Formal dining area ~ x1 Master bedroom featuring an African carved king-sized bed ~ x1 2nd Suite featuring two carved queen-sized beds ~ x1 Downstairs bedroom featuring two 3/4 beds ~ En-suite bathrooms in all three rooms ~ In-room safe ~ Mosquito nets ~ Wi-Fi throughout Prices p/person p/day Please view current Rates on our website

Private Air Charter CCF has its own private airstrip leading to the reserve situated just a few minutes drive from the Cheetah Eco-Lodges. Flight duration from Windhoek is 45minutes to 1hour.

Landing strip code is FYHC Lat: 20˚ 28˚ 46.8”S Long: 17˚ 03˚ 03.0”E


Cheetah View Lodge

Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent, Cheetah Conservation Fund’s (CCF) Royal Patron dedicated the Cheetah View Lodge on 9 March 2017 Inspired by her long-time interest in cheetahs, HRH Princess Michael of Kent was introduced to CCF by CCF UK Patrons Jonathan and Angela Scott (of Big Cat Dairies). At the invitation of CCF’s Founder and Executive Director, Dr. Laurie Marker, HRH Princess Michael travelled to the Cheetah Capital of the World to visit CCF’s research base near Otjiwarongo, Namibia. At CCF, she built a foundation of knowledge about the species’ plight and determined ways she could help in their race for survival. HRH Princess Michael has been active in wildlife conservation throughout her life and has long been associated with the feline icon of speed and grace. During the 1960’s, as a teenager, she raised a cheetah cub at her father’s farm in Mozambique and has now carried that experience forward in life to support cheetah conservation efforts. During her time at CCF, HRH Princess Michael engaged in all CCF’s programmes to conserve the cheetah, from Livestock Guarding Dogs, genetics, habitat restoration and cheetah reintroductions, to our education initiatives and became actively engaged in CCF’s mission to save the world’s dwindling wild cheetah population. “We are deeply honoured to welcome Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent to CCF and are thrilled to have her support as CCF’s Royal Patron,” said Dr. Marker. “The more people who learn about the cheetah’s problems, the greater the chance we have of saving the species. HRH Princess Michael of Kent represents a brilliant beacon of hope not only for the cheetah, but for the people who live with the species in Namibia and throughout its African range.”

HRH Princess Michael of Kent


Cheetah View Lodge The Cheetah View Lodge is formed of three modern bush chalets comprising five well-appointed private bush suites. The Lodge’s main building houses the Cheetah View private dining area with a large veranda overlooking a close waterhole and magnificent sweeping views of the Waterberg Plateau. The complex has been beautifully landscaped with indigenous plants and the buildings are surrounded by low trees and bushveld. Each triple aspect suite benefits from its own private entrance, parking and garden. The dÊcor is bright, airy and has a modern luxurious African style to it. Each of the four standard suites offer twin-sized beds framed by exquisite solid Okavango wood furniture hand-made by local Namibian artisans. The larger junior suite is the perfect choice for families or friends travelling together and offers two queen-sized beds and a sofa bed in the living area. Each suite has its own en-suite bathroom with walk in rain shower and brushed concrete floors and is stocked with Namibian Desert Secrets toiletries. Additionally, all suites offer wheelchair access.


Cheetah View Lodge Cheetah View Lodge Features ~ x1 Junior suite ~ x4 Standard suites ~ Lounge area ~ Private Waterberg Plateau viewing balcony ~ Private parking ~ Private landscaped garden ~ Wi-Fi available at dining area ~ Cooling fans in bedrooms and lounge area ~ Wheelchair access ~ International power sockets (US & South-Africa) ~ Wheelchair-friendly sockets Prices p/day Please view current Prices on our Website

Private Air Charter

CCF has its own private airstrip leading to the reserve situated just a few minutes drive from the Cheetah Eco-Lodges. Flight duration from Windhoek is 45minutes to 1hour.

Landing strip code is FYHC Lat: 20˚ 28˚ 46.8”S Long: 17˚ 03˚ 03.0”E

CCF’s Visitor’s Centre

“Cheetah Capital of the World” CCF’s Visitor’s Centre offers a range of captivating and educational activities and tours for overnight guests and day visitors to experience cheetahs up-close and to learn about conservation.

CCF’s Visitor’s Centre Features ~ Resident Cheetah Enclosures ~ Cheetah Café ~ Cheetah Giftshop ~ Cheetah Museum ~ Outside Picnic Area ~ Model Farm ~ The Dancing Goat Creamery Open daily including holidays: 8am - 5pm (08:00-17:00) (Closed on the 25th of Dec) Namibian citizens receive 50% discount on day entry fees and daily scheduled tours. Cheetah View Lodge guests receive 10% discount on all activities & tours.

Daily Guided Tours

See Conservation in Action

~ We welcome day visitors, walk-ins and visits from local residents and schools ~ Please book early to avoid disappointment Go to www.cheetah.org to book any of the following activities

CCF Tour

A guided walking tour of CCF’s Facilities including the Model Farm, Cheetah Museum, the Dancing Goat Creamery and an introduction to our sanctuary cheetahs, as well as our Livestock Guarding Dogs. See our impressive Visitor’s Centre and understand the impact CCF is having on the conservation of cheethas and sustainable farming methods.

Time: 9am (09:00) - 4pm (16:00) Price for children: as per website

Cheetah Feeding

Some of CCF’s orphan cheetahs cannot be returned to the wild and must be fed and taken care of by CCF’s Cheetah Team. Watch the resident cheetahs being fed in one of our purpose built enclosures, while learning about a cheetah’s specific diet and behaviors and the background stories of the resident cheetahs. Tours: Daily (30-45mins long) Price: Included with all other tours

Time: Mon-Fri @2pm (14:00) | Sat-Sun @12pm (12:00)

Cheetah Run

Experience the thrill of CCF’s cheetahs in full flight as we join them for their morning exercise. Watch as they stretch their legs when “hunting” the purpose-built lure. A great chance to get up-close to these majestic cats and shoot a few amazing photo’s at full speed.

Time: 8am (08:00) PRE-BOOKING REQUIRED

Cheetah Drive

Join CCF guides on a guided safari drive into one of our expansive enclosures at CCF’s Visitor’s Centre to meet more of the resident cheetahs and learn about their habitat and behaviors. Fantastic photo opportunity.

Price for children: as per website

Tours on Request Sundowner Drive in CCF’s Little Serengeti Take a guided safari drive into CCF’s private wild game reserve at sunset and wonder at the local wildlife as they prepare for nightfall. Enjoy refreshing drinks and snacks in the field while bathing in the warm glow of a magnificent Namibian sunset. Game species inhabiting CCF’s private wild game reserve includes giraffe, zebra, eland, oryx, red hartebeest and kudu.

Please note:

Time: 5pm (17:00) Price for children: as per website

- This tour is available on request to guests at Babson Guesthouse or Cheetah View Lodge only. - Please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Go to www.cheetah.org to book the above tour

Go to www.cheetah.org to book the tours below

Meet the Experts

Hang with the Herd

Meet CCF’s resident goat-herder and Livestock Guarding Dog handlers to understand the importance of our Anatolian Shepherd and Kangal dogs, both Turkish breeds, and to understand how these dogs are saving cats in CCF’s conservation efforts.

Price for children: as per website

Behind the Scenes

Join CCF’s cheetah keepers in their daily caretaking routine of the cheetahs. Get to meet the special cats and see the passion laying within the Cheetah Team - it’s contagious! A Cheetah Drive is included afterwards.

Please note:

Time: 09:30am - 11:00am Price for children: as per website

- These tours are on request for Cheetah View Lodge guests only, but must be pre-booked in advance. - CCF is happy to work with guests to create a tour if there is something of interest here. - Subject to staff schedules and change.

“There is something about safari life that makes you forget all your sorrows and feel as if you had drunk half a bottle of champagne, bubbling over with heartfelt gratitude for being alive.� ~ Karen Blixen

CCF’s Sustainable Tourism in Action We are excited to welcome guests at CCF to stay for a while so you may fully understand the work that is done here. We welcome you to meet the people behind our conservation efforts and get to know exactly how CCF’s projects interweave to create a finely balanced ecosystem in order to save the cheetah and help change the world. As stewards of CCF’s private reserve, our Cheetah Eco-Lodges have been created with sustainability in mind. Creating a sustainable tourism offering is vitally important for us to educate the public at-large and support the work we do in cheetah conservation. We need as many visitors and guests as possible to spread the word, and we invite you to spend time with us and experience our lives as conservationists first-hand. With that in mind, we offer various accommodations to suit all price points and our range of tours for you to learn how CCF operates. CCF is proud of the employment it creates for local Namibians and of the use of local products in the creation of the Cheetah View Lodge and Babson Guesthouse. The dollars you spend with us are directly reinvested into supporting our conservation work and the local communities. In addition, we recycle where possible, use indigenous plants in our landscaping, supplement our energy needs with solar panels, and offer showers instead of bathtubs to conserve water. We trust you’ll join us in these efforts so that future generations and visitors can also enjoy the sterling work in conservation that is currently being conducted at CCF.

Cheetah Café & Giftshop Cheetah Café

CCF’s Cheetah Café is open daily and serves locally grown and sourced vegetables, meats and cheeses. The goat milk dairy products on the Café’s menu comes from pasturized goats milk straight from CCF’s Model Farm and Dancing Goat Creamery. Operation hours: 8am - 5pm (08:00-17:00)

Cheetah Giftshop

The Giftshop at CCF’s Visitor’s Centre gives visitors the opportunity to engage in retail therapy. The majority of the craftworks sold are created by local community artisans. All of the Giftshop revenue supports CCF’s projects and operations. Every T-shirt, piece of jewelry, cuddly cheetah plush or sophisticated silver salad server helps CCF to continue its mission to save the cheetah in the wild. CCF’s Giftshop is also the place to go if you’d like to sponsor one of our resident cheetahs with the purchase of a CCF sponsorship box. We accept MasterCard and Visa. Operation hours: 8am - 5pm (08:00-17:00)

Food & Beverage From relaxed dining at our casual Cheetah Café to private formal dining in CCF’s Babson Guesthouse and the Cheetah View Lodge dining area. The chefs at CCF make delicious food from - when possible - locally grown and sourced ingredients. Our culinary staff cater to any special dietary needs, and serve any food groups such as Vegetarians or Vegans, and of course Carnivores, using CCF’s fresh ingredients. CCF’s culinary team regularly take part in community outreach initiatives at regional hospitality workshops and trade shows. We proudly host interns from local universities, bringing predator friendly and sustainable food production techniques to young people training to become professionals in the hospitality field. We grow vegetables year-round in our on-site greenhouse and our chef’s garden and make fresh cheeses and ice-creams with pasteurized milk from the goats on our Model Farm. CCF keeps bees and grows grapes which are made into wine at a local winery. These products are all available to guests and help to make our food fresh, sustainable and ecologically responsible.

CCF’s Projects Sponsored by You Model Farm & Dancing Goat Creamery The Dancing Goat Creamery is part of CCF’s mission to protect wild cheetah populations in Namibia. CCF’s Model Farm and Livestock Guarding Dog programme demonstrate how cheetahs and livestock can live together and how local farmers can use non-lethal predator management strategies to protect their livestock, and thus, their livelihoods. CCF’s Model Farm is open to the public daily and is used for farmer training courses. Our Dancing Goat Creamery operates daily, producing a variety of high quality artisanal goat cheeses, fudge, and goat’s milk icecreams (goat milk used in all CCF products is pasturized). The Creamery’s large viewing windows allow visitors to watch the cheese making process. Products are available for purchase every day at CCF’s Research and Education Centre and are incorporated in the delicious menu which is served daily at the Cheetah Café. Goats’ Milk Food Products ~ Chevre ~ Feta ~ Ricotta ~ Mozzarella ~ Hard cheeses ~ Ice Cream ~ Fudge

Goats’ Milk Cosmetic Products ~ Goat’s Milk Soap Creamery Operation Hours: 8am-5pm (08:00-17:00)

CCF’s Projects Sponsored by You Model Farm & Livestock Guarding Dogs “Dogs saving cats” Due to competition with other predators in protected areas, most cheetahs must survive on farmlands where they may come into contact with humans and their livestock, resulting in Human and Wildlife Conflict and sometimes livestock loss. Many Namibian farmers perceive cheetahs as having an excessively negative economic impact on their livestock and wild game industries, however, few farmers know the facts about the cheetah and often do not attempt to control predators in a non-lethal manner. Farmers hold the future of the cheetah in their hands, so one of CCF’s key focuses is Human and Wildlife Conflict Resolution. CCF began its Livestock Guarding Dog programme in 1994, using Anatolian Shepherd and Kangal dogs, both Turkish breeds. These breeds were chosen because they can work unsupervised in vast open areas, have short hair coats and can adapt to Namibia’s desert climate. They are as large as most predators, and have an intimidating bark which deters predators from livestock herds. This has lead to fewer human-predator conflicts, meaning a more sustainable way for humans to co-exist and fewer indiscriminate killings of cheetah. CCF breeds the Livestock Guarding Dogs on our Model Farm. Puppies are placed from CCF to local farmers, and their progress is assessed regularly. This programme has been so successful with Namibian farmers that it has been introduced to other African countries where human-predator conflict is also a common problem. CCF’s Model Farm also raises livestock (cattle, goats and sheep) and teaches sustainable animal husbandry to local farmers. CCF’s Model Farm and Livestock Guarding Dog programme are included in CCF’s Centre Tour.

CCF’s Projects Sponsored by You Biomass Technology Demonstration Centre Bushblok - Saving the cheetah one block at a time Guests to CCF’s Cheetah Eco-Lodges will notice a range of landscapes from open savannah grassland to thornbush savannahs, which is the natural habitat of cheetah. However, most of north-central Namibia shows areas of densely overgrown thornbush, known as bush encroachment. Bush encroachment is a result of overgrazing on land compounded by regular drought cycles and the loss of large herbivores, like elephants and rhinos. Bush encroachment is a particular problem for cheetahs as the sharp thorns can injure their eyes and blind them while hunting. CCF Bush Ltd. is an innovative woodland management plan to return the local landscape to is natural state run by CCF’s General Manager, Dr. Bruce Brewer. CCF Bush Ltd. makes use of encroached thorn bushes to produce an ecologically and environmentally-friendly, high heat, low emission (smoke-free) briquette called Bushblok. Bushblok is processed on-site at CCF’s Biomass Technology Demonstration Centre (BTDC). CCF’s BTDC furthers its commitment to enhance the long-term survival of the cheetah and other species by returning the ecosystem to its natural state, supplying Namibian and international markets with low impact fuel, creating local employment and developing best practice guidelines in biomass research and education in order to ensure that the land is managed properly by future generations. Guests at Cheetah View Lodge or Babson Guesthouse will be able to visit the BTDC and see first-hand how this delicately balanced ecosystem is being returned to its former glory.

“Wilderness is the preservation of the world.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

CCF’s Wildlife CCF’s private reserve is bountiful with high numbers of endemic and native species of wildlife including oryx, red hartebeest, eland, springbok, giraffe, zebra, warthog, ostrich and kudu, as well as many animals that are difficult to see in other areas such as bat-eared foxes, caracal, serval, brown hyena, genet, polecats, mongoose, leopard, and sometimes cheetah! Visitors will notice the high number of termite mounds which attract insect lovers such as the aardwolf and aardvark.

Photography, Stargazing & Ornithology CCF welcomes small groups lead by enthusiasts or experts to stay at Cheetah View Lodge or Babson Guesthouse. Staying overnight at CCF provides the perfect opportunity for photographers, internet activists or star-gazing groups (up to 20 adults and a guide) to spend their time capturing conservation in Namibia through the eyes of the Cheetah Conservation Fund. Birders can quite literally have a field day at CCF as more than 216 species of birds have been recorded on CCF’s private reserve due to its proximity to bird breeding grounds on the Waterberg Plateau. Rare and vulnerable birds such as the lesser kestrel and Cape vulture are seen occasionally. More common are red billed franklins, shrikes, whoopo’s, hornbills, ostriches, vultures, various eagles and pale chanting goshawks. The reserve has several hides which can be utilized by guides to create tours to view CCF birds on the wing. Photographers can also go snap-happy and CCF’s reserve is the ideal place for photography enthusiasts to capture some amazing shots. Flora and fauna abound and there is no end of wildlife in its natural habitat. That coupled with spectacular sunrises and flame-red sunsets, wide-open landscapes and vivid colours all go to provide enthusiastic photographers innumerable opportunities to improve their techniques. Namibia’s wide open plains and clear skies coupled with low levels of light pollution, and an arid desert climate is the reason that Namibia is recognized as one of the best places in the world for stargazing by the Dark Skies Association. Clearly visible to the naked eye, brightly coloured planets shine above and the southern constellations and the Milky Way are clearly visible above the night silhouette of the Waterberg Plateau. With its south-east facing veranda, elevated above the low trees of the bushveld, our night star-gazing is an awe-inspiring must from the Cheetah View Lodge and Babson Guesthouse.

Bookings & Reservations To Book Accommodation and Day Visits

All accommodation, tours and visits are bookable through CCF’s Eco-Tourism Reservations & Marketing agent based in Namibia.

Exclusive Reservations

Phone: +264 (0)61 237 294 Fax: +264 (0)61 237 295 Email: visit@ccfnamibia.com

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Getting to CCF Air (Scheduled)

International: Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH) is the closest international airport (4-hour drive from CCF’s Centre) and offers direct scheduled international flights to a number of locations. Major international carriers include South African Airlines, Qatar Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, KLM Royal Dutch and Air Namibia. Other airlines offering direct scheduled flights to Windhoek include Airlink (Cape Town); British Airways (Comair, Johannesburg); TAAG Angola Airlines (Luanda).

Private Air Charter

CCF has its own private airstrip leading to the reserve situated just a few minutes drive from the Cheetah Eco-Lodges. Flight duration from Windhoek is 45minutes to 1hour. Landing strip code is FYHC Lat: 20˚ 28˚ 46.8”S Long: 17˚ 03˚ 03.0”E

Getting to CCF By Road:

Cheetah Eco-Lodges are located 44km to the East of Otjiwarongo, conveniently located for tours and individuals traveling between Windhoek and Etosha. 300km to the North of Windhoek 44km to the East of Otjiwarongo 211km South East of Ombika (entrance to Etosha National Park) 291km South of Namutomi (entrance to Etosha National Park)

Find us from: Windhoek Airport: You need to allow 4hours to get to CCF from Hosea Kutako International Airport, Windhoek. Exit the terminal building and turn right onto the B6 towards Windhoek. Then take the B6 and B1 to C22 to Otjiwarongo.

Otjiwarongo: Drive north on the B1 towards Tsumeb. A short distance after the Toyota car dealership you will see a sign for the Cheetah Conservation Fund. Turn right onto the D2440. The tarred road becomes a dirt road. Continue straight for 44km until you reach CCF on your right. Babson Guesthouse entrance is the 2nd gate on your right. Cheetah View Lodge is the entrance on your left. Please note the dirt road (D2440) is occasionally bumpy, particularly in the wet season, but under normal circumstances a standard compact car is perfectly fine. In the wet season a larger car is advisable. We advise ariving before nightfall. The speed limit on the dirt road is 80km. Be aware of wildlife and livestock occasionally crossing the road.

Fast Facts Included at Babson Guesthouse: Exclusive use 3-bedroom guesthouse.

All inclusive - Accommodation; Tax; Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner; Alcohol & Soft Drinks; Private Guide; Private Chef; Laundry Services; Wi-Fi; All daily scheduled tours at CCF.

Included at Cheetah View Lodge:

Accommodation; Tax; Breakfast & Dinner; Wi-Fi at dining area; 10% discount on all CCF activities.


Available at CCF’s Visitor’s Centre.


Otjozondjupa region is at the edge of a malaria zone and is classified as a mid-risk malaria area. In the winter season there is a low risk of malaria in this region. Between the months of February and April it is advisable to take malaria precautions. Please seek the advice of your local travel clinic prior to travel.


The voltage is 220/250V and three-point round-pin plugs are used in South Africa and Namibia. Each of the suites in the Bush Chalets at the Cheetah View Lodge and Babson Guesthouse is equipped with universal plugs (S-A and USA).

Credit Cards:

All major credit cards are accepted including Visa and MasterCard.


Citizens from certain countries require visas to Namibia, with requirements changing from time to time. Namibian authorities require a minimum of 6 month passport validity with 2 blank pages in your passport. Contact your local visa agencies for more information.


Local currency is Namibian dollars (NAD), and South African Rand (ZAR) is also accepted.

Namibian Seasons:

September-April: Hot & possibly wet (bring light clothing, sunblock and light waterproof jacket). May-August: Cool & dry (Layers of clothes. Warm jacket and gloves and hat for mornings and evening game drives).

“Leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but pictures, kill nothing but time.� ~ Chief Seattle

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Cheetah Conservation Fund and Eco Lodges  

CCF is a non-profit organisation founded in 1990 and now operating in six countries with partner organisations in five countries outside of...

Cheetah Conservation Fund and Eco Lodges  

CCF is a non-profit organisation founded in 1990 and now operating in six countries with partner organisations in five countries outside of...