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Where the wild dogs are

By Brian Jackman

Wild dog in Tswalu, South Africa
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Brian Jackman talks of his encounter of wild dogs in Selous and all that he admires about them. He also brushes on Tswalu in South and some other places where there remains a stronghold.

Once thought of as vermin up and down the continent due to a number of reasons – one of which, Jackman tells us, was the gruesome way in which they disemboweled their live prey once caught – African wild dogs are now a revered species by conservationists and travellers alike. Their plight over the years is sad, but their regeneration in certain areas remains a source of great hope. Jackman lists ten places to see wild dogs aside from Selous and Tswalu including South Luangwa and Liuwa Plains in Zambia among the lesser-known destinations, as well as the likes of Ruaha and the Serengeti in Tanzania.

For more information or if you’re interested in planning a trip to an area with communities of wild dog, please do get in touch with one of our destination specialists, among who sits a mix of experienced individuals from the purely well-travelled, to ex-lodge managers and safari guides.