African leopards exhibit great variation in coat colour, depending on location and habitat.
Coat colour varies from pale yellow to deep gold or tawny, and is patterned with black rosettes; while the head, lower limbs and belly are spotted with solid black. Male leopards are larger, averaging 60kg (130lb) with 91kg (200lb) being the maximum weight attained by a male. Females weigh about 35 to 40kg (77 to 88lb) on average.
This is one of Africa’s most beautiful animals. Its sly and cunning nature makes it a really difficult trophy to hunt. Limited leopard permits are available in South Africa and these are hunted in the traditional way by baiting. The majority of our leopard hunts are done in Botswana/Kalahari. This Kalahari leopard hunt is done by using Bushman trackers and it involves many hours of tracking and we believe it is a very unique way of hunting leopard. Every client of ours that has ever done one of these hunts has commented what a unique experience it has been and definitely rates it as one of the most exciting hunts they have done in Africa.
We are also fortunate to be able to hunt leopard in Tanzania and Sean has been very successful on some great hunts over the last few years, the traditional baiting method is used for these hunts.