Hyenas Challenge Wild Dogs at Garonga Safari Camp

There is never a dull moment in the wild Makalali bushveld. Makalali Conservancy, located near the Kruger National Park in South Africa, is known for fantastic wildlife viewing opportunities all year round.

Recent Garonga Safari Camp’s guests were treated to yet another exceptional sighting during a game drive in this vast wildlife playground. Garonga safari guide, Jeff and his group of guests observed a ruthless battle between wild dogs and hyenas. Both packs had set their eyes on the same impala for a lunchtime feast.

A wild dog caught the impala but the joy of a fresh kill didn’t last for long. It had to leave to fetch the rest of the pack to help protect the catch but a hyena arrived on the scene, eager to get its share.
The wild dogs eventually had to surrender when more hyenas came to the party and snatched the carcass from the outnumbered wild dogs.

Garonga guests, the Shinn family, captured the thrilling fight on camera.
Here is a selection of some of our favourite shots:

Hyenas challenge wild dogs at Garonga Safari Camp in Makalali, South Africa

Hyenas challenge wild dogs at Garonga Safari Camp in Makalali, South Africa

Hyenas challenge wild dogs at Garonga Safari Camp in Makalali, South Africa