Written by: Josephat Mansoni
This June I was with guests on a Kafunta Safaris game drive in South Luangwa National Park in an area known as Wakumba. We were enjoying our morning, seeing all sorts of wildlife, and my guests were keen photographers so we stopped frequently.
We stopped to take photos of some impalas when two wild dogs came out of nowhere and starting chasing them. We were caught by surprise. The dogs headed south and before we could follow them the rest of the pack, consisting of 12 more dogs, arrived on the scene. The first two dogs had a good head start but we tried to follow the pack and could hear the first dogs calling them.
We eventually caught up with the first two wild dogs just after they had killed an impala, but we weren’t the only onlookers as we had coincidentally timed our arrival with a group of about eight hyenas.