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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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Great information on painted dogs & anti-poaching

They have a nice visitor center that tells the story of the dogs, explains the problems facing the dogs & need to protect them. We found the anti poaching informative & had no... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2016
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

They have a nice visitor center that tells the story of the dogs, explains the problems facing the dogs & need to protect them. We found the anti poaching informative & had no idea the extent of the snares set to trap animals or that an entire pack of dogs can die in the snares. They have taken some of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Very interesting, but I probably would not have gone on my own accord; this place was important to the lodge where we stayed and they took us. Saw one dog who was injured. Understand the hearts behind this effort, but according to the staff, the poaching rate has not gone down in the ten years this place has been around.

Thank cathylee
Burkesville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

We visited Hwange National Park and on our way to Victoria Falls, our driver asked if we would let him see the Painted Dogs. We said certainly and it was simply wonderful. We would have never seen it. They have two dogs in residence. It requires some walking to see the dogs.

Thank rtwilson1
Torquay, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

Spent a few hours at this facility on our last day in the Hwange area. Very informative guide and the facility is very well set up. Nice to see the painted dogs on site, and to have an information session from the guide on the dangers these animals face from humans.

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West Hills, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

I visited this painted dog conservatory with my tour group. The tour guide was very good and told the story of a particular painted dog very well. We also saw 2 painted dogs they had rescued. The staff here does very important work.

Thank Jeannie D
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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 

1 Thank Nkosilathi T
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,

Thank juliecam559
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.

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.

Thank ExplorerNam
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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.

Thank H-SCable

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