This post focuses on the top 5 roads for spotting wild dogs in the Kruger National Park, if you want to tick off wild dog from your list of animals to see, follow this guide to help you find a wild dogs in the park.
African wild dogs are some of Africa’s lesser known animals; because they are critically endangered, sightings of them are rare. Even though wild dogs are usually seen running on the road, they are mobile throughout the rest of the day, so you might spot them for a short period of time being before they disappear off into the thickets.
With wild dogs it’s not always up to luck, because they occupy specific areas of the park which increases your chances of spotting them, try driving the roads below to increase your chances of spotting them.
If you are a regular reader of our blog you would know that the H7 is our favorite road in the whole park, because in a road of 46km you are able to see the Big 5 as well as cheetah and wild dog.
Wild dogs live in packs therefore when you see them it will be large group of them, the H7 pack is called the Orpen pack, they are also sometimes seen on the S126.
The road from Malelane to Skukuza has been one of our most successful road when it comes to spotting wild dogs, we have seen them trying to hunt impala as well as interacting with Rhinos here.
The tar road from Lower Sabie to Crocodile Bridge is another road which is successful for wild dog sightings, when they are spotted on this tar road they do tend to cause quite the traffic jam.
The area around S114
Wild dogs are seen on this road regularly, they also frequent the area around Renosterkoppies, we have mostly seen them on the S21, another one of our favorite roads.
This is known as the Phabeni pack and you can find this particular pack on the S1 all the way to the H11 the road leading to Skukuza.
There is no guarantee that you will see wild dogs when you drive these roads, but your chances are higher, if you haven’t had any luck spotting them, check the camp sighting board for wild dogs sightings and travel those roads, as they do usually stay around the same area.
Check out the video of wild dogs interacting with rhinos:
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