Wild Dogs Safari
Try to see wild dogs if you get a chance. It is a lovely sight.
Of course the wild dogs in Africa are an endangered species, so it's actually a very special wildlife sighting too.
Wild dogs are pack animals so when you see one, you usually see many more. Packs of up to 40 individuals are not unheard of.
The exciting thing about a wild dogs safari is the interaction between all the pack. They 'talk' to each other, they play together, they share hunting and any food they catch, they look after the young and the old members of their pack. It is truly enthralling to watch.Dogs had a pretty bad time a few years ago as disease wiped many of them out. They are also not really liked by farmers of course. Currently they are doing relatively well in many places so there are now a few regions where you might be lucky enough to see them. Here are a few key suggestions.
- Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania
- Kwando Reserve, Botswana
- Madikwe Reserve, South Africa
- Laikipia Plateau, Kenya
For a description of a wild dog experience in Botswana, read our blog post "hunting the hunting dogs"
Below are some holidays on which you stand a good chance of seeing wild dogs, but if you want us to plan something very specific for you just ask. For example, there is a wild dog project in South Luangwa and sometimes the researchers will allow a guests to join them on their 'rounds'. That would be immersion in a real wild dog experience!
Classic Norman Carr Safaris
11 days from £tbc
An in-depth South Luangwa safari using Norman Carr Safaris lodge & bushcamps.
Robin Pope Safaris Walking Mobile
8 days from £3,845pp
Robin Pope Safaris' famed walking mobile safari in South Luangwa, Zambia.
Remote Africa Safaris
9 days from £tbc
A Remote Africa Safaris wildlife and wilderness experience in South Luangwa.
Bushcamp Company Emerald Safari
8 days from £TBC
A green season safari in South Luangwa using Bushcamp Company camps.
7 days from £695 pp
See Botswana without breaking the bank! A participation camping safari to all the main parks.
The Buffalo Safari
8 days from £1045 pp
A great value Botswana camping safari combining excellent game viewing with Victoria Falls.
The Fish Eagle Safari
11 days from £1395 pp
An adventure camping safari with some of Botswana's best wilderness, ending at Vic Falls.
Shenton Safaris' Wild Luangwa
8 day from £tbc
An excellent week's safari in South Luangwa with owner-run Shenton Safaris camps.
Zambia & Malawi: Safari & Beach
11 days from £tbc
Safari in Zambia's excellent South Luangwa then relax on the beaches of Lake Malawi.
Rustic Luxury in Zambia
10 days from £5360 pp
Wildlife and wilderness in South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi national parks.
Zambia Safari & Victoria Falls
10 days from £2,560 pp
A Zambia safari in South Luangwa combined with time at Victoria Falls.
Selous, Ruaha & Pemba in Style
15 days from £5725 pp
A luxury safari in the southern reserves of Selous and Ruaha, then relaxing at Fundu Lagoon.