Gliding down the Zambezi River in a canoe is one of the highlights of my travels in Africa – not much compares to looking up at a meandering elephant as it walks along the riverbank beside you. Of course, these experiences can’t take place without some of the highest guiding standards and I can say with confidence that Zimbabwe is home to some of the best safari guides in Africa”.
Canoeing up close to a big bull elephant
Wild Dog Conservation Update:
The pack that was relocated from Hwange National Park still remains in their enclosure. They were originally meant to be released in early 2020, however this date was pushed back as Snowtail, the alpha female became pregnant once more. Snowtail recently gave birth to a litter of 10 pups, and footage of the new members of the Mpindo Pack began circulating in early May.
The latest footage of the newest Mpindo Pack members – Watch video here.
Wild dog pups at the Painted Dog Conservation
The pack will remain in their enclosure for the foreseeable future but plans on releasing them into their new environment won’t be far off. The successful translocation and recent birth is a real testament to the success of this program, and a great sign for the future of this incredible species.
2019 Painted Dog Conservation Statistics:
Area covered: 23,441 square kilometres
Snares collected: 2462
Poachers arrested: 18