The Republic of Namibia is a large, sparsely populated country on Africa's southwest coast. Since achieving independence in 1990, the country has enjoyed nearly two decades of stability. Namibia's national language is English, though Afrikaans, German, and indigenous African languages are also widely spoken.
Eland's Joy is located in the north-central part of Namibia, 45 kilometers (30 miles) east of the town of Otjiwarongo. Namibia's capital city, Windhoek, is about three and a half hours' drive south.
In addition to cheetahs, the research area is home to oryx, kudu, red hartebeest, eland, steenbok, duiker, giraffes, zebras, warthogs, jackals, and baboons, as well as many birds. Less frequently seen species are the aardvark, aardwolf, porcupine, caracal, serval, leopard, brown hyena, and black rhino.