Elusive and dangerous are the first thoughts any hunter should have when leopard hunting. This is, pound for pound, the most dangerous animal in the world when wounded, drawing a deep respect from all who have hunted this magnificent creature. Contrary to popular belief, Leopard are NOT endangered. But because they are largely nocturnal and rarely seen, there is this perception that they are rare. They are however extremely shy animals with excellent senses and camouflage and very good at avoiding humans. Due to their secretive nature it would be very difficult to successfully hunt leopard on a 14 day safari without baiting. Baiting is the most important and popular method, lying in wait at dusk from a blind 75 or more yards away. Leopard are very alert, usually coming to the bait the last few minutes before complete darkness. Quality optics with strong light gathering capabilities are necessary. The real challenge is to put your skills against that of the leopard, try to outwit him and get him to come to bait with enough light to afford a shot. It is like a game of chess played out over a couple of weeks at a few locations. It is a match of wits and a contest of wills. It is said that you hunt an Elephant with your legs, a buffalo with your guts, and a Lion with your heart but a Leopard is hunted with your brain.
Cities export tags and permits are strictly regulated by the government in all African Countries and there for makes this a low supply high demand hunt making the value of this safari on the high end.
Our prime area for hunting Leopard is in Namibia it has been 100% successful and has year after year made every frustrated roller coast-ride Safari a memory of a life time. A leopard safari will almost guarantee be one of the most challenging adventures that you will book while hunting in Africa. Our camps for leopard hunting in Namibia are small and exclusive. Two hours drive West of the countries capital Windhoek, into the heart of the mountains in the semi-desert area know as the Khomas high land. Free roaming Gemsbok, Mountain Zebra, Kudu and some other small game are among the extraordinary beauty of this land that you will see. The Khomas high lands are home to the most leopards in Namibia, with plenty of food including cattle. The many valleys, riverbeds, cliffs and caves, is prime leopard country. The best time of year to hunt is May till October.
Working with our good friend and outfitter in South-Africa leopard hunting is done in the Limpopo- or Mpumalanga province depending each year where the Cities tag is allocated. Hunting and accommodation are first class and the frustrated roller coaster-ride is a guarantee, just like the spots on a leopard, that is all part of the hunt. Best time to hunt is June till October.
Mozambique guarantees a hard hunt. From the moment you arrive in the town of Tette your expedition to Lake Cahora Bassa and its magnificent wildness and wild life starts, the safari is a romantic Africa tale. From June till September is the best time for hunting here, lots of lion in the area may make the baiting and waiting in the blind a very unique experience. The lodge is beautiful and provides more than needed at the end of a long day.