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Elephants Carry Each Other—Namibian Proverb


When: June 13th to 20th, 2020.

Where: The Cheetah Conservation Foundation, Otjiwarongo, Namibia, Southern Africa


Join us for the “Journey to the End of the World,” as CNN once described it. Or maybe, with its vast, dramatic landscapes, magnificent wildlife, primordial dunes, fabled Skeleton Coast and original inhabitants, the San (or Bushmen), it is a journey to the beginning of the world. It is certainly a land of superlatives—the driest in sub-Saharan Africa, the emptiest in Southern Africa, and the country with the largest population of cheetahs, the world’s fastest animals.

It is the cheetahs who beckon us, and among them we will be making our stay. Founded by the American, Oxford-trained zoologist Dr. Laurie Marker in 1990, the Cheetah Conservation Foundation has done world-acclaimed research and pioneering work in wildlife conservation, particularly by it’s innovative programs working with farmers.

We will be housed in a beautiful lodge or a guest house, have meals in the dining room which features locally grown food, and take field trips daily into the reserve’s large territory,  visiting such facilities as its model farm, Dancing Goat Creamery, museum and genetics lab. We will also have daily workshops, writing time, and drinks at sunset overlooking a watering hole.

At the end of our stay, there will be an optional trip to the famous Etosha National Park, a great wildlife preserve shared by Namibia and Botswana.

It is said that you may leave Namibia, but it never leaves you. Come and be changed forever.





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