The floodplains in front of Kafunta have been a favourite hunting ground, with sightings of the dogs about every third day, usually early in the morning. Until the pups are mobile, at about 12 weeks, the dogs will remain at their den (unless disturbed by other predators) and we hope to continue seeing them from the lodge.
Wild dogs and wine connoisseurs
Guests at Kafunta River Lodge have been twice as lucky lately! A pack of eight dogs, known as the Manchesa pack, has been denning not too far from Kafunta, in the Lower Lupande area. According to the Zambian Carnivore Programme the pack has seven pups which are about eight weeks of age.
And if the wild dogs are not around, there is solace in the exquisite new selection of Painted Wolf Wines. Kafunta River Lodge is proud to partner with acclaimed winemakers South African Jeremy and Emma Borg, and bring to South Luangwa a range of their most delicious wines, including The Den Pinotage and Shiraz and The Pack Roussane.
The labels alone are a beautiful piece of art , but furthermore each bottle sold brings a donation to African Wild Dog research and Conservation (through TUSK & Endangered Wildlife Trust).
So at the moment we are twice lucky at Kafunta, dogs on the plains and in our wine glasses! Show your support for the painted wolves of Africa by ordering yourself a case of this delicious wine from Painted Wolf Wines.