Leopard hunting

Leopard taken in Northern Namibia, 2006

Leopard are my favorite animal to hunt. In Namibia, leopard conservation has been very successful. There are strict quotas on hunting leopards for export, and tags are limited. I never book your hunt until I have a confirmed tag for you. If I have a tag available, I will be glad to talk with you about the details of a leopard hunt.

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Leopard hunting safaris, the way it should be

When I lead a leopard safari, leopard is my priority for you for the entire hunt.

We start by checking baits first thing in the morning, so there is time to build a blind if needed. If there’s no hit, you can hunt other animals, relax or shoot more bait. The last two and a half hours of daylight we sit in the best blind.

I know the cats in my areas. I learn their tracks and their territories. I know which areas need ground baits, which areas need hanging baits. Some cats tend to feed lower on the ground, some feed in trees because of other ground predators.

Pre-baiting helps for 2 to 3 days before you land in Namibia. You can’t keep big males on bait too long, so I don’t normally pre-bait longer.

Leopard hunting details

Leopard Daily rates, per hunting day: 

  • 1 Hunter, 1 Professional Hunter: $550
  • Pre-bait day: $180

Hunting daily rates include the following services:

  • Professional hunter
  • Hunting car
  • Skinners and trackers
  • Accommodations, meals, soft drinks
  • Alcoholic beverages in moderation

Hunting daily rates do not include:

  • Accommodations before or after the hunt
  • Insurance
  • Taxidermy cost on trophies

Baits, Permits, Deposits

Bait for hunts, price per bait:

  • Large animal such as Oryx: $250
  • Warthog or springbuck: $90
  • Other species: $150

Permits and tags: 

  • Leopard trophy fee $5000
  • Namibian hunting permit: $60 per hunter
  • Concession fee: $250
  • Leopard tag: $750


  • Deposit 50% of hunting days to book your hunt

All rates are in US dollars, VAT included.

Price list 2014 US$