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This neat junction town is the main springboard for safaris to Etosha National Park and the Waterberg Plateau, with the option of an overnight stay at the award-winning AfriCat Foundation.
This neat junction town is not only the springboard for safaris to Etosha National Park and the Waterberg Plateau, but also the home to the award-winning AfriCat Foundation.
One of the largest towns in northern Namibia, Otjiwarongo and environs is best known as the site of the AfriCat Foundation, which lies on a guest farm 35km south of town. Serviced by two small luxury lodges, AfriCat has earned several ecological and ecotourism awards for its pioneering work in the rescue and release of big cats since it opened in 1997.
It also some unparalleled close-up encounters and photographic opportunities with all the big cats, i.e. leopard, lion and cheetah. A tour of the clinic and information centre offers deeper insight into its annual rescue of more than 50 cheetahs and leopards annually, more than 80 percent of which are released back into the wild.
Perhaps the most handsome lion I've ever seen was a massive hirsute male at AfriCat Foundation. And the work they are doing to rehabilitate problem cheetahs - a numerically declining species for which Namibia is the now the most important stronghold - deserves every last one of the many accolades it has received!
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Otjiwarongo or AfriCat that are frequently used as an overnight base en route to two of the country's most important conservation areas: the vast tract if safari country that is Etosha National Park, and the hiker-friendly Waterberg Plateau. Otjiwarongo is also home to the CITES-registered Otjiwarongo Crocodile Ranch, which breeds crocodiles for their leather and also has a small café serving crocodile steaks and snacks.
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