There is nothing quite like spending time with wild dogs while they are on the move. Yes, it is an intense fast-paced sighting that is often very difficult to keep up with them, but if you manage to pr have things play out in front of you, it can be so rewarding to see how they thrive in the chaos. We enjoy an exhilarating morning with the wild dogs after finding them early on in the game drive. Having a good understanding of the lay of the land, it is hard to contain our excitement as the wild dogs are heading straight towards the Londolozi airstrip, a known happy hunting ground for impala.
In anticipation of this, we park on the downslope to have a stunning view up at the wild dogs as they cross through the clearings moments before they catch sight of a herd of impala and all hell breaks loose. The interaction with a clan of hyenas is great however the wild dogs hold their own and manage to finish off the majority of the impala. A short while later after passing right past the Londolozi Camps, we are involved in another exciting chase to find them with another impala a few hundred meters away. They settle in the shade after a pretty busy morning allowing us to come down off an action-packed couple of hours.
To let ourselves down gently, we finish off the Virtual Safari with the Dark-maned Northern Avoca Male, resting out in the hot afternoon sun with a fairly swollen and injured forehead. He had been lurking around the same area for about a week after he was seen feeding on that young giraffe carcass with the Ntsevu Sub-adults. Still unsure as to how this wound came about, it looks a lot more superficial than it probably is and will likely heal in no time.
Enjoy this Virtual Safari…
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