A sighting from Patrick on July 9th, 2011

It was a wonderful sighting of buffalos drinking from a waterhole in a very good afternoon light, and there were about two hundred of them. It was so exciting and interesting to see two hundred buffalos converging on a small waterhole and drinking it dry, leaving the fish without water just swimming in mud. We had a lovely time with them because we decided to have our sundown drinks with the buffalos.

However, it got more exciting as we left the buffalos to find a toilet stop and we bumped into a single wild dog hunting, so we rushed to follow him though he was in a rush but the guests managed to take some photos of him and finally he gained momentum and he was on a supersonic speed and disappeared.


This was very exciting for me because we don’t see them very often here in South Luangwa National Park especiallyl in our area. This might be the first or last sighting of the season. So I was very happy to see this wild dog!


Cheers, Patrick

PS: we are waiting for our guest to send us his picture, so we can add it to the blog


About Patrick

Patrick Njobvu has written 34 post in this blog.

Pat has been with Shenton Safaris since Kaingo was built and was originally trained by Derek in 1992. He is a fabulous guide, fantastic story teller and a firm favourite amongst new and repeat clients like.


  1. Artryan July 25, 2011 at 10:33 pm - Reply

    We were there with Patrick when the Wild Dog was sighted. I thought, “what is that” raised the camera but most pics were a blur. I’m sure YY got a shot off. It all happened so fast and the dog had impala on his mind. What a chase!
    This was the best adventure of our lives. Thanks to Patrick, Meyam, Ian, Derek and all the crew at Kaingo and Mwamba,
    In the immortal words of Arnie S. ” I’ll be back”.
    Art and Christa Ryan, Newcastle, Australia

    • Izzy
      Izzy July 26, 2011 at 1:07 pm - Reply

      Thank you Art! I hope that YY will send us a picture soon!

    • Kaye August 7, 2011 at 9:22 pm - Reply

      I was there too! What a fab afternoon that was watching the buff and the wilddog hunting. Top sighting. Thanks to Patrick, Debra and all the crew at Mwamba for a fantastic and memorable stay. Mum is still talking about it.
      I also caught up with Art and Christa in Botswana. They said it rained leopard the day after I left the Valley. Bugger! To make up for it I saw my first ever black rhino in Kruger. 🙂
      Kaye Brown -South Australia in body, South Luangwa in Spirit.

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