Rare African Wild Dogs Spotted

Janet and I just returned from our Safari a couple of weeks ago and we would both like to thank not only you but your organization for what was nothing short of a lifetime experience. From the time we stepped off the plane until we left two weeks later the staff and personnel were right there for us every step of the way. They ensured we had enough food and drink and that all accommodations were properly prepared. The different types of tented camps you recommended were spot on. We especially loved the classic camping and recommend that to anyone, especially where we camped right on the plains. The spectacular view of the migration was right out of a movie.

We cannot say enough about our guide. He was so knowledgeable and always went out of his way to ensure we were well looked after. From the very first day he showed us things we never thought imaginable and we even saw some rare sightings of wild dogs along with enough cheetahs and lions to keep us happy for years. He also taught us a lot about the people and the way they lived, something Janet was especially grateful for learning. If there is ever a person who deserves special recognition it would be him. We would strongly recommend him for any raise if that is possible.

Again thank you for setting us up on this most memorable trip and we both look forward to the next time.

Gary and Janet Tepera
January 2011

2 Responses to Rare African Wild Dogs Spotted

  1. Denise Burchill says:

    You were so lucky to see the Painted Dogs. I have a special affection for them, and wanted to see them on our safari. Sadly, they were the only animals that I did not get to see.

    • Michael says:

      Very lucky indeed! Wild dogs are very rarely seen in Northern Tanzania only appearing for regular sightings when they have a den with young pups and hence are more stationary. Apart from that they roam incredibly large distances. We have sightings of them every now and then on safari in Tarangire National Park and on the fringes of the Eastern Serengeti (especially in the green season around Nasera Rock). They used to be seen all the time in 1960s and 70s. There was even a pack of resident wild dogs on the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater in the 1960s. Unfortunately, disease in the 1980s decimated their numbers and it seems they just haven’t been able to recover their numbers since then.

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