Following the great success of previous wine and wild dog events in 2011 and 2013, held by Painted Wolf Wines and the wild dog research projects in Zimbabwe, we are thrilled to announce a taste and conservation sensation at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge in July 2015!
….there could be no better venue-Wild dogs are due to den in winter, and we have a thriving population in the South East lowveld…guests could get lucky!….
This event will combine African Wildlife Conservation Fund
and Painted Wolf Wines
for a weekend of good food and wine plus great conservation presentations, at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge….
Please join us-
Learn more about African wild dogs in Zimbabwe:
and drink great wines!
Clive Stockil and myself Lin Barrie, are enjoying the weekend with guests…
So exciting… we have recently seen a pregnant Alpha female, part of the Nyarushanga Pack, near our house at Senuko, which confirmined that denning season was well on its way, and now she has had four fat little pups, a lower number than usual for wild dogs, but at least they are all healthy, ensconced snugly in an antbear hole in a termite mound.
(Thomas Mutombeni has seen 12 wild dogs recently, on a drive with guests…and I so hope the dens in Gonarezhou do as well this year, as they did last year. It will be interesting to hear the presentation by Rosemary Groom and Jess Watermeyer on the research side of wild dog conservation…)
We have had a wonderful sundowner on the banks of the Save River,
after a small detour around a bull elephant who refuses to make way for us, enjoying his mopani leaf snack too much!
The delicious Painted Wolf Wine was worth the roadblock!
An evening wine presentation by Jeremy and Emma Borg accompanied by a wine-making video, was enjoyed by all…
My art label for Pictus III….a delicious vintage by Painted Wolf Wines to store for the future…
read more updates on the wild dogs of the lowveld in my post