Hunting Leopard in Zimbabwe

Hunting Leopard in Zimbabwe - Hunter's Notes

Pound for pound, the most dangerous animal in the world when wounded, drawing a deep respect from all who have hunted this magnificent creature. Elusive and dangerous are the first thoughts any hunter should have when leopard hunting…!

Why Somerby Safaris is the best outfitter to hunt Leopard in Zimbabwe:

Leopard hunting is one of the most difficult members of the dangerous game animals to hunt. This remarkable predator is the most elusive of the African predators. Having access to one of the most exceptional, wildest Leopard hunting areas in Zimbabwe, getting more than 80% hits on our baits, and having over 15 years of Leopard hunting experience, Somerby Safaris offers the highest success rate on leopard hunting and can give you the best possible opportunity to successfully hunt your magnificent trophy!

Any adult Leopard male is considered a fine trophy. The classic hunting method is by baiting, a very interesting hunt, which requires the greatest deal of patience as hunters may be expected to sit in blinds for many nights without even a sign of a Leopard. Once the Leopard does climb the tree, a hunter will experience something only he can understand: the sight of a Leopards silhouette with a setting African sun in the background. Shot placement is very important as a wounded Leopard is not something to take lightly. The other method of hunting Leopard is by hunting with hounds: this hunt can be very exciting with Leopards often charging at close quarters. If you're after the romantic hunt with bursts of adrenaline then go for a baited Leopard; if you're an adrenaline junkie then hunt with the hounds. Either way, both hunts are extremely special in their own way.

Extensive effort is taken in pre-baiting and preparing for a Leopard hunt, weeks before the client arrives to ensure the success rate of the hunt.

The timing of the hunt is of utmost importance and is specifically planned so that the hunt takes place during the most favourable conditions, taking several factors, such as the moon phases into account.