Ojitotongwe Cheetah Reserve: "Grrrrrrrrrrr meow" Namibia Hotel Tip by smirnofforiginal
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Arriving at the "farmhouse" where there is a sign ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK ... and quite right too... they have a couple of "domesticated" cheetahs prowling about their personal land... not to mention (when we were there in July 2009) a cheetah cub full of teeth, claws and mischief!
We followed Mr CheetahMan in our car to our cabin - lovely - away from anybody else and... right besides an enormous enclosed area which had a mummy cheetah and all her cubs - and they happened to like it down by us.
Our accommodation was not why we were staying here - we were here for cheetahs. It was however clean but it was basic and perhaps our timing was out of keeping with a possible solar system(?) but at no point did we discover any water that was so much as luk warm... and we were here in winter so the idea of showering in the freezing night or morning, in cold water was far from appealing! The pros of this place certainly outweighed this one con!
There is a bar... and a very well stocked bar at that too.
The dinner was absolutely scrummy. Some of the best foodwe had in our entrie time in Africa.
Mrs CheetahLady was so friendly and so child friendly with free gifts for the boys (one of whom was having his 8th birthday) - a nice touch.
Outside our accommodation was an UBER FIRE and we sat out until very late, under the beautiful Namibian (night) moon. Was a very special night.
N$600 per adult & N$300 per child including breakfast.
Unique Qualities: Master CheetahMan (Mr CheetahMan's son - one of two) came to collect us in the back of his pick up truck and together with 3 French campers and an enormous bucket (which we would later discover contained donkey legs) took us up to the house where we had the delight of meeting the "domestic" cheetahs. Amazing. Simply amazing and awesome (and very pampered pussy cats) BUT nowhere near as amazing as going out and having a dinner rendezvous with the wild cheetahs they had rescued.... enter the donkey legs.
Really the wild cheetahs were really the most incredible encounter. I was absolutely entraced by them and could have cried when our chetah time was all over.
If you can then DO IT! You will NOT regret it. Amazing creatures and an amazing place.
Directions: 25km before Kemanjab
Theme: Bed and Breakfast
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