Lone hyena vs massive pack of wild dogs

When a lone female hyena encountered a hostile pack of wild dogs at a waterhole near nThambo Tree Camp at Africa on Foot in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, it made for quite the spectacle. Hyenas get a bad rap. From The Lion King to the recent Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, hyenas are portrayed as…

Videographer Rogan and Ranger Chade Find the Klaserie Wild Dogs

The African wild dogs are quite prominent on the Klaserie traverse, and guests have been enjoying consistent sightings of these mottled dogs frolicking in waterholes and indulging in ceremonious greetings. Sightings of the dogs are considered rare, and packs tend to cover wide terrain which means it’s hard to track their movements. What we do know is…

Africa on Foot Watches Wild Dogs Feasting on Pregnant Impala

The endangered African wild dog is a highly-skilled and successful carnivore that conducts precision based kills in packs. You’d be forgiven for thinking that these lithe mottled colour dogs are timid and adorable, given that they appear gregarious and ceremoniously playful in their demeanour . Looks, and sometimes social behaviour, can be deceiving. The rare African…

Wild Dogs & Pups Make a Kill at nThambo!

Putting it modestly, we’ve had an EPIC couple of weeks in the Klaserie! There’s just no other way of putting it. From a cheetah calmly feeding on her kill, only to lose it to a leopard; the Breakaway lionesses killing a buffalo right in front of our eyes, shortly joined by the greedy Mapoza male; the…

Toulon Pack of Wild Dogs with 10 Puppies

The unmistakeable high-pitched bird-like chitters of the African wild dog could be heard echoing through the traverse around Umkumbe Safari Lodge. Having enjoyed plentiful wild dog sightings recently, rangers and trackers weren’t surprised that the dogs were out and about. The painted dogs, as they’re affectionately known, are one of the world’s most endangered carnivore…

New Wild Dog Den with Pups in Klaserie

Last year we were lucky enough to have an African wild dog den established near to Africa on Foot and nThambo Tree Camp, and for a period of time we got to enjoy the adorable presence of a couple of wild dog pups stumbling around the den and being fed regurgitated meat by the adult…

Wild Dogs, Hyenas & Predator Action at nThambo

Yes, you read correctly. Wild dogs are right on our doorstep, yet again. Don’t think that tires us in any way – we could not be more privileged to have the best seats in the house for some of the most exceptional sightings of some of Africa’s most endangered predators! This morning topped it all…