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This is literally a game of chess, usually the only time you get to see a leopard is when you shoot it. A mentally challenging hunt, pitting a craft sly cat, against the mental aptitude and patience of the hunter. Leopard hunts starts off by baiting, ideal leopard bait is either zebra or impala, and depending on where you are hunting, even baboons. Once you have your bait, the critical thing is to find an ideal sport to hang it. After you hang your bait, you make a series of drags towards the bait. Your drags consist of the blood and internal organs of the bait animal, then a game of patience follows. You wait for the leopard to pick up the drag and follow it to get to your strategically positioned bait. Then you shoot your leopard from a blind of which its position is carefully thought out. Once the leopard is on the bait, it is now all about stealth and discretion on your part as the hunter. After that its picture time!
Leopard Hunts – Settings and Conditions
This hunt takes place in the Matopo Hills range, an area full of kopjes and caves, ideal territory for big toms. Expect to see and shoot plains game such as zebra, wildebeest, impala, eland, and some small cats. Ideal time for hunting leopard is in the cool months from April/May to July/August.
Set in the hills of Matopo Hills is a luxurious 5-star lodge. Each chalet takes up to two people either double or per person sharing. There is a fire place at the bar where sundowners can be enjoyed after a good days hunt.
From O.R Tambo Airport in South Africa, you fly into J.M Nkomo airport, where you take a one hour drive to camp.
Best Leopard Hunt Dates
April/May to July/August. Look for a full moon for optimum dates.
Leopard hunts are 14 days in duration. The daily rate for a leopard/plains game hunt is $1,100 per day plus a $5,500 trophy fee. Leopard Hunt cost is $20,900. See what’s included and what’s not included for additional fees. Custom leopard hunts in combination Tuskless elephant and Cape buffalo are available. Please inquire for a quote.
Available Plains Game & Pricing
Zebra – $1,000
Wildebeest – $850
Impala – $230
Eland – $1,500
Small cats – $200
What’s Included in our Leopard Hunts
– Leopard trophy fee
– 14 days hunting
– Accommodation, laundry services
– Meals, beverages
– Services of a Ph. Vehicle, trackers, skinners
– Field preparation of trophies
What’s Not Included in our Leopard Hunts
– 4% government tax
– Transfer from Bulawayo (by road $300 return)
– Gratuities for PH and support staff
– Accommodation before tax and after scheduled hunting days
– Bait animals
For details on our Zimbabwe Cape Buffalo Hunts, click here.
Terms: Global Sporting Safaris accepts payment by business check and personal check, as well as by Bitcoin. American Express, Visa, and MasterCard credit card payments are also accepted, but they do incur a surcharge of 3.5% in addition to the price listed in the Zimbabwe Leopard Hunting trips above.
A 50% deposit is required upon booking to reserve your spot. In some cases, we can split your deposit into 3 payments, please inquire. Global Sporting Safaris will provide a Disclaimer & Waiver of Liability which must be sighed and returned. All hunts are in U.S. dollars. Final 50% payment is due no less than 75 days prior to your hunt date. Trips booked within 75 days of arrival require payment in full. Total costs of the hunt are fixed. There will be no refunds for any hunter leaving early. See our Terms & Conditions for further details.
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