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A Pack of Destinations For Wild Dog Safaris in Africa (2024)

When it comes to witnessing the raw beauty of Africa’s wildlife, few experiences can match the thrill of embarking on a wild dog safari in Southern Africa. This diverse and captivating region is home to an abundance of natural wonders, and its untamed landscapes provide the perfect backdrop for encountering the continent’s most enigmatic and endangered predators.

In this blog post, we will take you on a virtual journey through the captivating world of wild dog safaris, showcasing the unique opportunities and unforgettable moments that await you in Southern Africa. Our guides tell us that, there is no better feeling than following wild dogs on a hunt! It is one of the best experiences, so pay attention to this one…

Wild Dog Safaris in South Africa

South Africa is home to a few incredible locations where you have a good chance of encountering wild dogs in their natural habitat.

The best place, of course, is Kruger National Park. The park’s vast size and diverse ecosystems provide an ideal habitat for these fascinating creatures. To a lesser extent, there is a pack of wild dogs that live in Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park.. The park’s varied landscapes, from hilly terrain to open plains, offer opportunities to spot these elusive predators.

Remember, wildlife sightings are never guaranteed, as animals roam freely in their natural habitats. That’s why a private safari is always better, because you can look for these ‘painted wolves’ all day, without upsetting the bird lovers in the back of the game vehicle.

Here are some popular wild dog safari options in South Africa:

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Kruger to Cape Town Safari

Two South African safari titans come together in everyone's favourite safari combo. Rates start from ZAR 7,500 per person.
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Tsowa Safari Island, part of a Cape Town, Kruger, Victoria Falls Package

Cape Town, Kruger, Victoria Falls Safari

Come with us on our epic 12-day 'safari triangle' safari and visit Africa's favourite destinations. Rates start from ZAR 10,550 per person per night.
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What do you call a pack of wild dogs that enjoy listening to Mozart? A Wolfgang

Wild Dog Safaris in Botswana

Botswana is renowned for its exceptional wildlife and vast wilderness, making it an excellent destination for observing wild dogs in their natural habitat.

Lucky for you, we have three options in Botswana where you will have a good chance of viewing these beautiful doggies. These would be the Okavango Delta, Linyanti and the Central Kalahari. The Delta and Kalahari are well known, but you may not know about Linyanti… Located to the west of Chobe National Park, it is a hidden gem known for its pristine wilderness and incredible predator sightings. Basically, it is Chobe National Park, but without the crowds.

Here are some popular wild dog safari options in Botswana. These are most suited to couples, families and groups of friends:

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Okavango & Linyanti Safari

A 7-day safari exploring Botswana's garden of Eden . It's wild, it's beautiful! Rates start from USD 1,500 per person per night.
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Wild Dog Safaris in Zimbabwe and Zambia

Zimbabwe and Zambia are both uncommon countries in southern Africa that offer improbable opportunities to witness African wild dogs in their natural habitats.

Right off the bat, you would think of Hwange National Park as well as Mana Pools National Park, both found in beautiful Zimbabwe. Both destinations boast a substantial population of African wild dogs, providing excellent opportunities for sightings. Zambia is sadly not known for its wild dog sightings, although there are sporadic sightings in South Luangwa National Park where there re a few packs running around the park’s expansive plains.

Below are our best wild dog safaris in Zimbabwe and Zambia. All can be built around your needs and in fact, we prefer it that way because it means you get your very own safari to brag about!

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Best Of Zimbabwe Safari

This 10-day safari explores Hwange National Park, Mana Pools National Park and Victoria Falls. Rates start from USD 1,050 per person per day.
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Moriti will tailor something specifically for you to go wild dog adventuring on. Check out our tailor-made safari enquiry form

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