Much of the time central Namibia is a transit zone, getting from the capital Windhoek to Etosha in the north, but if you have more time, this area can be a lovely addition to include. The forerunner in cheetah conservation, this area is home to many of the cat foundations, including the CCF, Cheetah Conservation Fund, and Africat Foundation. Their research centers are based here as well as accommodation options for longer stays. Many of the research centers offer options for a day visit as well.

Due to this area of Namibia being very flat, with long straight road networks, it is an easy area to drive through. Stop at one of the foundations and learn about how Namibian farmers are working with conservationists to secure the future of these incredible cats.

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