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Mar 2nd, 2013, 08:33 AM
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Madikwe the only place to see them reliably. Have seen large packs including pups on 3 visits!
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Mar 2nd, 2013, 09:17 AM
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Madikwe - I was there in May of 2008 and the dog pack had dug under the fencing and escaped. Here's a rather old Forum report about it.
http://www.fodors.com/community/afri...in-madikwe.cfm
Maybe they have since put a concrete foundation under the fencing?

Other than that, my experience at Madikwe was of a beautiful lodge (Madikwe Hills Lodge) in large fenced in game reserve. Would not go back.

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Mar 3rd, 2013, 01:21 AM
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Madikwe is indeed a good place to see them but there are many other areas where you can also reliably see them and where they are quite common like Moremi, Savute, Kwara, Kwando, Selinda, Lower Zambezi, South Luangwa. I even saw them in Timbavati, Selous and Nxaï Pan.
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Mar 5th, 2013, 10:12 AM
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i'm not in Serengeti, but i'll be there towards rhe end of March
r u coming?
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Mar 5th, 2013, 10:31 AM
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"Having them in Serengeti is awesome!! I wonder if they were released or just showed up"
East Africa is wild to a large extent, e.g. Serengeti is not fenced, animals not released ...

"Hluhluwe...one of the few parks large enough to sustain a pack"
i wonder
found: "Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park covers an area of approximately 900 square km"
& according to lit' some painted dogs roam areas of up to 2000-2500 sq km...
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Mar 6th, 2013, 10:32 AM
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Great to have them back in the Serengeti eccosistem!
In Zambia wild dogs are seens regulary in South Luangwa, mostly from december to may aound Mfuwe but i have seen them in october to.
In Kafue they are also seen and i hadde a memorable encounter with 5 of them catching a puku close to Treetops one september morning.
In Namibia, driving a february night on the trans-caprivi road i saw a single dog in the middle of the Bwabwata NP.
On way back, also in the night i saw 5 wild dogs moving along the road, this time at the edge of the Bwabwata NP close to the Kwando river.
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Mar 28th, 2013, 08:21 AM
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I've seen the Wild Dogs - 4 adults & 4 cubs
at Serengeti Serena (from the lodge view point!!) on sunday march 23rd 2013 - early morning


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Mar 30th, 2013, 09:49 AM
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Great news! Did you get a feel if they are being seen regularly in the area or if it was a first sighting?
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Mar 30th, 2013, 07:34 PM
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as noted earlier in this thread
a driver reported a sighting on Feb 20th
Felix the lodge manager didn't know about them, same as the staff members who happened to be with us on the observation point of Serengeti Serena
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Mar 30th, 2013, 07:48 PM
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as noted earlier in this thread
a driver reported a sighting on Feb 20th
Felix the lodge manager didn't know about them, same as the staff members who happened to be with us on the observation point of Serengeti Serena
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Mar 30th, 2013, 07:55 PM
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i must correct my last reply to you:

1. wild dogs have been recently introduced into the Serengeti ecosystem
Felix, Serena lodge manager, told me 31 dogs have been introduced to the area between Kirawira and Serena
2. having checked home ranges
the huge homeranges quoted in literature (e.g. Estes behavioralguide) are fromserengeti
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Mar 30th, 2013, 07:56 PM
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i must correct my last reply to you:

1. wild dogs have been recently introduced into the Serengeti ecosystem
Felix, Serena lodge manager, told me 31 dogs have been introduced to the area between Kirawira and Serena
2. having checked home ranges
the huge homeranges quoted in literature (e.g. Estes behavioralguide) are fromserengeti
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Mar 30th, 2013, 08:00 PM
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(oops....continue
the 2000 sq km is from Serengeti (cause of migration / dry season)
in Kruger only ~ 600 sq km (Reich Phd at Yale. )
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