Botswana: Moremi Reserve and the private reserves of Linyanti, Selinda and Kwando are known to be good places for dogs. Three of our favourite camps here are Lagoon Camp, Selinda Camp and Savuti Camp.
Tanzania: Selous Game Reserve has the world’s largest population of wild dogs. We love the simple Lake Manze Camp.
South Africa: Sabi Sands in Greater Kruger is known for good sightings. Madikwe also has many dogs
Zambia: South Luangwa has a project tracking wild dogs.
Kenya: The Laikipia and Samburu regions can also be good.
It is possible to see wild dogs at any time of the year. However one consideration is that they are more easily found when they are denning and for the weeks after pupping. Commonly this is around June to August.
We have a lovely itinerary called Falling for Wild Dogs (see below), but we can tailor make any itinerary for you to include giving you the best chance of seeing wild dogs.
A green season safari in South Luangwa using Bushcamp Company camps.
A rare chance to accompany members of the Zambian Carnivore Programme as they track lions, hyenas and wild dogs in the Luangwa Valley, intersperced with safari activities.
A great value Botswana camping safari combining excellent game viewing with Victoria Falls.
Amazing accommodation & guiding, coupled with the chance of some of the best wild dog sightings in the world. It's too good to resist.
A 3-centre safari holiday showcasing Botswana's diverse flora and fauna, offering you the chance to support vital rhino conservation projects.
Get to the heart of Botswana with this wonderful, small group safari visiting some of the best game viewing destinations.
A varied safari taking in prime game locations and staying in top-of-the-range accommodation
A traditional game viewing safari with the thrill of Vic Falls, nature walks and, of course, entrancing encounters with meerkats.
A high quality, fully serviced mobile Botswana safari including Okavango Delta, Moremi and Chobe National Park.
A Remote Africa Safaris wildlife and wilderness experience in South Luangwa.
Robin Pope Safaris' famed walking mobile safari in South Luangwa, Zambia.
Wildlife and wilderness in South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi national parks.
4 days of superb wildlife viewing in Selous in southern Tanzania is followed by 2 days to explore Stone Town on Zanzibar, then 3 nights at an Indian Ocean beach lodge. A wonderful trip at a great price.
An excellent week's safari in South Luangwa with owner-run Shenton Safaris camps.
An adventure camping safari with some of Botswana's best wilderness, ending at Vic Falls.
Safari in Zambia's superb South Luangwa then relax on an uninhabited island in Lake Malawi.
A Zambia safari in South Luangwa combined with time at Victoria Falls.
One of the best moments was the sighting of a pack of 9 wild dogs, something we'd hoped for but not overly optimistically. Some of our fellow travellers had seen them hunt and kill the previous day on a Sable Mountain game drive but we were moving on the next day to Lake Manze. We needn't have worried because we came upon them en-route. They weren't hunting, but they just trotted along happily to a muddy, shady spot to 'chill out'. We saw them again the next day, and another group of 6, and on our last game drive there was one lost pup, wandering around on it's own, calling for it's family. We will never know if he found them.
We met a family of wild dogs – exciting enough – but then 17 puppies erupted from the den when the alpha male came to feed them.
The sighting of the wild dogs - almost every alternate day. One sighting in particular will linger in my memory for a long time to come. We chance upon a pack of wild dogs beneath a tree with a leopard on top of the tree and the carcass of a Nyala, which was killed by the Leopard dangling at the fork of the tree. The dogs were jumping to get a bite of the carcass. Eventually they did manage to eat half of the carcass.