There's an interesting story behind this refuge. Apparently, a Somali cheetah was rescued at the port in Djibouti and turned over to a local veterinarian. He nursed it back to health and then came up with the idea of establishing this refuge. Visitors, who pay to enter and buy souvenirs, support the project and this in turn has caused it to grow to its current size. FYI, this refuge is about a 30-minute drive south of Djibouti City and only about 20kms from the Somaliland border.
The first picture is the entrance to the refuge and the second is a typical tree you see in this part of Djibouti. I will be posting pictures of the animals (the stars of the show) in the coming days.