DOG ECO TOURS
dog-based eco-tourism on Venetia-Limpopo Nature Reserve incorporates
a trip in which clients get a chance to radio-track the wild dogs
with the researchers on the project.
trips are run either in the early morning (30 minutes before sunrise
to ±10:30 am) or the afternoon (± 15:00 pm to sunset)
when the wild dogs are most active. Clients are briefed on the
project before setting out and each visitor is given an information
file which includes a photographic catalogue of the Venetia pack
and some background on the project.
are given the opportunity to pick up radio-signals with the telemetry
equipment, plot GPS points on a map and determine the bearing
of the pack using a compass (triangulation).
It is strongly recommended that clients opt for the morning trips,
as this allows more time to locate the pack. The temperatures
are also more pleasant! Although our tracking record to date has
been excellent (88% of tracking attempts have resulted in a visual)
no guarantee is made that we will get a visual on the pack.
Venetia Limpopo Nature Reserve
Telephone: (015) 534 2986
Telefax: (015) 534 0971