Safari Guide: Where Should You Go If You Want To See Rare Wild Dogs in Africa

A lot of people’s dream is to go on a safari. There’s nowhere better in the world to have a safari experience than Africa. While it is possible to go on safari tours all over the world, even in places like the United Kingdom, it’s always going to be better in Africa, where the animals are wild.

If safaris interest you, then you will no doubt have a passion for animals. One animal that’s definitely worth seeing (mainly because of how incredibly beautiful they are) is the wild dog.

This post will tell you where you can go, and how to plan for a safari trip in Africa.

wild dog safari

Buying a Puppy

If you’re an animal lover, then there are many more effective ways of spending time with animals than going on a safari. One thing you should know about safaris is that you are not usually allowed to go anywhere near the animals. You are only allowed to view them from afar, usually from the backseat of a jeep. The experts over at We Love Doodles say that, instead, you could buy a puppy. There are lots of different types of puppies available for sale online. While you can’t buy an African wild dog, you can still buy something cute.

Finding a Safari

The first thing that you need to do if you want to see wild dogs is to find a safari that’s offering such an experience. The easiest way to do that is to conduct an internet search for wild dogs, suffixed by ‘safari.’ Make sure to reach out to the safari you have chosen and confirmed that you can see wild dogs with them. Some safaris make very bold claims. If you get in writing that the safari guarantees a wild dog experience, then you can claim your money back if you don’t get it. If you are going to buy a puppy, then you’ll need to find a safari or hotel that allows you to bring them with you.

Staying There

Most safaris will give you the opportunity to stay on-site with them for the duration of your visit. However, safari experiences can be expensive, so staying on a safari is bound to cost a fortune. One way of saving money is to stay in a hotel near the safari, but not on site. If you visit Cape Town in South Africa, there are a lot of companies offering safari experiences nearby. You should have no trouble finding a hotel in the Cape Town area. Try to find a hotel that’ll accept your puppy, too. Find a breed that’s quiet, calm, and friendly, like a Goldendoodle, if you want a pet to bring abroad with you.

elephant on safari

Ethical Safari

If you are going to go on a safari, make sure that the company you go with offers ethical safaris. Unfortunately, it’s common for some safari companies to also kill the animals that they house on site (i.e., for hunting purposes). There are a lot of companies offering ethical safari experiences. Finding an ethical safari might not be as easy and you might have to spend a little more, but it’s worth it knowing that the animals are properly taken care of and are not abused.

Safaris can be a great way of seeing wild animals and having fun. They are widely available, so why not visit one? As long as you do your research and shop around, you should be able to find one offering wild dog experiences for a reasonable price.