We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Painted Dog Conservation

Opposite Hwange National Park Airport, Hwange, Zimbabwe
00 263 (0)18 710
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #2 of 2 Attractions in Hwange
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
5 visitor photos
Write a Review

41 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    20
    10
    9
    2
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

Poaching in southern Africa is serious and adversely affects even the rare & reclusive painted dogs, which get caught in wire traps laid for other animals. The conservation center staff rescue wounded dogs, remove hateful wire traps & educate the public.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Alamo, California
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

They share about the work they are doing to save the painted dogs. They are doing outreach to the community and have a wonderful program for children.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wollongong
Top Contributor
203 reviews 203 reviews
32 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The Painted Dog Conservation does a great job educating people about the Painted Dog which is in danger of becoming extinct due to poachers trapping it accidentally whilst after bigger game for meat or sale. There is an information session in the small museum and then a trek along a raised board walk to where a few of the dogs... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tucson, Arizona
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Visited here on the way to Victoria Falls from a safari in Hwange National Park. Wild Dogs are probably my favorite African animals, and I was very lucky to see some in the wild at Mana Pools National Park, considering they estimate there's only 5,000 left in the wild. I've followed the Painted Dog Conservation on Facebook for quite some... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Middelburg, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Nice place to kill time but not really my cup of tea. If you want to know about the conservation this is an interesting place and not far from Hwange NP. You can see them up close for they will feed the dogs some meet, they show you how they preserve the dogs and there is a small museum with... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stroud, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Whilst game viewing in Hwange, a visit to the Painted Dog Conservation is very worthwhile. Visitors to Hwange are generally there for a ‘wildlife experience’ and have little knowledge of the behind the scenes battle against poachers and struggle to protect a number of endangered species. Monitoring the environment and keeping the ecology in check is an ongoing activity and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
california
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

A visit to the painted dog sanctuary is a must. Maria, our guide, gave us a wonderful history of the painted dog. These painted dogs are vital to the environment and the sanctuary is doing so much to preserve and save them. I purchased some crafts made from the wire traps that the dogs are caught in - a great... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oudtshoorn, South Africa
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
22 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

There were only 3 wild dogs present. I am sure the people at the conservation are doing a great job and they urn our support. Visit them and make a contribution to help save the painted dogs!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Heusden, The Netherlands
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The people that work here are passionate and knowledgable. That shows in everything they do. From the impressive visitors centre to the rehabilitation centre and al the programs they have. They create awareness by involving the local community through may different aspects. This is done so well that this project stands out from many other conservation projects. Just go there... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bulawayo
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Friendly staff showed us round the exhibits and then took us on the short walk (platform walk under renovation) to the holding area where three doge were present. Staff carrying out a good job in difficult times. No admission fee, donations requested.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Painted Dog Conservation also viewed

Hwange, Matabeleland North Province
Chimanimani, Manicaland Province
 
Shangani, Matabeleland North Province
Gweru, Midlands Province
 

Been to Painted Dog Conservation? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing