Outfitter #280

Leopard Safari in Zimbabwe

Description

Few experiences or trophies can compare to seeing and taking a mature tom leopard in daylight. These hunts are conducted during daylight hours where a hunter actually gets to see and watch the majestic cat in daylight, and not simply flashing a light on a cat and shooting. These situations also foster unhurried shots that result in clean kills. No one wants to go in after a wounded leopard, and on daylight hunts, that almost never happens.

 

The method of hunt will be baits and blinds. There will be a lot of driving, shooting bait animals, hanging baits and checking baits on such a hunt, but often this affords a hunter a nice varied plains game bag as you cover lots of country and see many animals to stalk.

 

There will be early mornings and coming in after dark, but as this is a daylight hunt, there won’t be any all-night sits in blinds. Leopard hunting is more a battle of wills than a physical challenge, and these hunts are done on a 14-day program to give every hunter the absolute best chance at success. This remote area of the Zambezi Valley has a very healthy leopard population, and that is obviously of the utmost importance.

 

Success is extremely high, with male leopards in the area averaging 125-130 pounds, with really large individuals breaking 150-lbs.

 

This operator is very serious about anti-poaching and keeping quotas well below what can be sustained in the area to insure great quality and quantity of hunt able animals. Their year-round anti-poaching program has a serious track record of catching and obtaining convictions, thus making their area very unattractive to poachers.

 

They operate 5 safari camps, all of which are very clean and comfortable, and the food is amazing. Four of the camps are chalets, and a main open-air bar/lounge/dining area, and the other makes use of luxury East Africa style tents with on suite bathroom facilities. Everything in camp and all equipment are kept in top-notch condition. The camps are generator powered for electricity (220V), and laundry is done each day, so you can pack light.

 

If the season is right, and you tag out early, there are opportunities to do some tiger fishing on the nearby Zambezi River.

 

Elephant bulls average 35-40 pounds but 60 pounders have been taken from time to time.

 

90% success on leopards

 

98% success rate on hard bossed buffalo bulls over 5 years.


Price

$1,295/day - 18-days, 1x1 – Cape buffalo, Leopard, Sable and plains game

$1,450/day – 15-days, 1x1 – Cape buffalo, leopard and plains game

$1,250/day - 14-days, 1x1 – Leopard, Croc and plains game

$1,000/day – 14-days, 1x1 – Leopard and plains game

 

$250/day – observer

 

Trophy fees

Baboon $80

Buffalo $5,000

Buffalo cow $1,250

Bushbuck $850

Bushpig $400

Civet $350

Crocodile $5,000

Dove $5

Duiker $300

Eland $1,500

Elephant $15,000

Tuskless elephant $5,000

Genet $250

Grysbok $450

Hippo $5,000

Honey badger $200

Hyena $550

Impala male $250

Impala female $150

Jackal $250

Klipspringer $750

Kudu bull $1,200

Kudu female $600

Leopard $6,500

Lion $10,000

Monkey $25

Porcupine $200

Reedbuck $600

Sable $5,500

Serval $500

Warthog $450

Waterbuck $1,750

Zebra $1,250

Trophy fees subject to change

Some species are very limited quota, please inquire at time of booking.

Dates

April - November

Included

Professional hunter, tracker, skinner, accommodations, meals, beverages, full camp staff, daily laundry service, field care of trophies and in-field transportation.

Excluded

Trophy fees

Flights

Optional charter flights – approximately $2,000/direction

Ground transfers – approximately $250/direction

Hotels before or after if needed

Tips

CITES permits

Rifle rental and ammo

Field prep of trophies – Appox $600/hunter

2% VAT on day rates

4% VAT on trophy fees

$22.50/day VAT on accommodation

1% DAPU VAT on day rates & trophy fees

$20/day/person Conservancy fee

$10/day MARS Air Rescue - mandatory

Trip insurance

Ripcord

Cameraman and editing packages

Transportation

Sample Itinerary
Day 1: Depart from home and fly to Johannesburg, South Africa
Day 2: Arrive in Johannesburg, Clear customs and overnight
Cabela's Travel can assist you with B&B and firearm transition service
Day 3: Morning flight to Harare, Zimbabwe where you will be met by the outfitter and transfer to camp

Your scheduled trip dates - full days

Departure Itinerary
Day 1: Depart camp for your mid-day flight to Johannesburg, South Africa where you will stay in-transition and catch your flight to the USA
Day 2: Arrive in USA, clear customs and continue home

Additional Information
Approach: Spot and Stalk.
Equipment: Automobile.


Updated: 2018-06-12 15:10:21 JHB