Wild Dogs at Siwandu, Selous Game Reserve
Wow! What an amazing morning we have had at Siwandu Camp in Selous Game Reserve. I was lucky to join a honeymoon couple from London for an early morning game drive, leaving shortly after 06:30. And within 5 minutes Walter, our experienced guide, had found the tracks of the highly endangered African wild dog on the dusty road leading out of the camp. The next 2 hours was probably the most exciting game driving experience that I had encountered during my 8 years of visiting East Africa's protected areas.
After 10 minutes of following the tracks, we had found these amazing but endangered hunters. Not only had we found the wild dogs, but this pack of seven were on the hunt for their food for the day, food such as impala, warthogs, baby giraffe and zebra. We had met them by the nearby lake, Lake Nzelekela.