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
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Hwange
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
5 visitor photos
Write a Review

36 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Middelburg, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
20 helpful votes 20 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
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
56 helpful votes 56 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

If you tour Zimbabwe this is a great place to see. They rescue Painted Dogs which have been trapped with cruel wire snares. Then they rehab them and fit them with a collar with a radio antenna so they can track them and metal band which helps the dogs escape from snare traps which catch them around the neck. They... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Paphos, Cyprus
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
23 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The Painted Dog Conservation display was very informative. We took the bridge walkway to the enclosure which was interesting, I kept hoping that the wooden slat's would hold our weight. The staff were very knowledge and explained the plan to help these animals. We saw two older dogs that were to old to be let back into the bush. This... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Honolulu, Hawaii
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

This is a nice way to learn about the painted dog and the presentation is excellent. We took the bridge walk way in hope to see the dogs but there was only 3 dogs at the end in an enclose area. I was hoping to see more but than in this case less is better. They did feed the dogs... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

The Painted Dog conservation display hall was well presented and gives a great insight into how the conservation runs. There were only 3 dogs in the whole center, which were in a large enclosure so we were only able to see one of them from afar. It was a bit disappointing, but good that they dont have a large number... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Painted Dog Conservation also viewed

Hwange, Matabeleland North Province
Bulawayo, Bulawayo Province

Been to Painted Dog Conservation? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Painted Dog Conservation, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing