This exciting set departure safari tour departs on the 4th November 2019 and is led by a world renowned expert in African Wild Dogs (also known as the Painted Wolf or Painted Dog) - Nick Dyer.
Nick is an award-winning photographer. He is a finalist in the 2018 Natural History Museum's Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, with a photo taken in Mana Pools. He is the co-founder of Painted Wolf Foundation and co-authored the book “Painted Wolves: A Wild Dog’s Life” which features the same packs as seen in the BBC Dynasties wild dog episode. Nick has spent much of the last six years in Mana Pools and knows the packs and territories intimately as well as their family history, dynamics and even individual dogs by name. Nick will be with you throughout the tour to provide a deeper insight into your safari experience as well as guide you through the incredible photographic opportunities when on foot.
You stay at Somalisa Expeditions, an authentic camp in the heart of Hwange National Park. Days will be spent on safari and include a trip to the Painted Wolf Conservation Centre where visitors learn more about the conservation efforts being made to protect these animals.
From here it is off to Mana Pools – main stage of the wonderful Dynasties Painted Wolves documentary from the BBC. Guests enjoy 6 nights in this magnificent national park with time split between Zambezi Expeditions, perfectly positioned on the river floodplains and the brand new Nyamatusi Camp which also has fabulous river views and the opportunity to go canoeing in this remote section of the park.
The twin centre experience allows visitors to cover much of the park’s varied terrain. Activities inland focus primarily on walking safaris, looking for the wild dog, and game drives as well as canoeing and fishing on the Zambezi River.
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This is a BRAND NEW safari itinerary for 2019 - and spaces will fill up fast for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!
Price guide: From £6,545 per person (based on two people sharing).
(Please note: guests need to be over 16 years to participate in walking safaris in Mana Pools.)