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Painted Dog Conservation

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Address: Opposite Hwange National Park Airport, Hwange, Zimbabwe
Phone Number: 00 263 (0)18 710
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Having had the joy of spotting two painted dogs just outside the Hwange Nat Park, my desire to visit the centre was further heightened.The centre is very educative and although... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2016
Nkosilathi T
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Bulawayo
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Bulawayo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Having had the joy of spotting two painted dogs just outside the Hwange Nat Park, my desire to visit the centre was further heightened.The centre is very educative and although there are only two dogs at the moment one can fully appreciate the magnitude of the work being done on order to preserve the dogs. I particularly enjoyed the suspended... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Well worth a visit. Impressive work being done and lots of interesting facts and stories. The staff were well-informed, friendly and helpful,

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Wild dogs are in serious decline and this establishment offers a safe haven to injured dogs and those in danger, rehabilitating and relocating these wonderful creatures and studying their behaviour and environmental impact. The centre currently have 2 wild dogs in permanent residence - probably the best chance you will get to see any magnificent painted dogs.

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Thank Glyn F
Luderitz, Namibia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Unfortunately there were only two dogs there at the time but the facilities are good and the staff friendly and informative.

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Thank ExplorerNam
travelling overland
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Great project rescuing and rehabilitating Painted Dogs / Wild Dogs on the fringe of Hwange National Park. Excellent information displays and a guided tour. No charge - donations only.

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Thank H-SCable
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

This is a really interesting thing to do if you have the time in Hwange. It's such a great project and is very much needed. Brace yourselves, because the story is pretty sad! Very cool though.

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Thank iansonofsimp
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

They do so much not just for the dogs but also the local community. Is an amazing project and hope it continues for many more decades. The dogs are beautiful animals and have had the opportunity to see them in the national park.

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

Great to see and hear the fantastic work these people do. Well worth a visit and can be done in an hour. Support this work if you are in the area, they are succeeding in boosting the number of painted dog in the wild.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

This place is really interesting and on the way to Hwange main camp. Love the stories told here and the facility is very well maintained! The tour is short but very educational and the crafts on sale are made out of snare wire found. This place is run on donations. I also visited rehabilitation facility where there were two painted... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

The centre has an interesting exhibition and a couple of dogs that can't be rehabilitated into the wild. It performs an important role in protecting these endangered animals.

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