Authentic Leopard Hunting Safari With PANTHER TRACKERS In Mozambique

PANTHER TRACKERS

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The two most important days in your life are the day you are born… and the day you find out why.​

Of all the dangerous African game, the Leopard most regularly checks its reputation for being the utmost elusive trophy to acquire. Many travelling hunters have been skunked by the big cat, often resulting in a more determined resolve to successfully harvest Africa’s silent killer.

PANTHER TRACKERS was founded by Gavin Lipjes, a veteran Houndsman who has hunted Leopard across a vast portion of its Southern range, from East coast Mozambique transversely to West coast Namibia.

The name Panther Trackers is derived from the taxonomical label for the leopard – Panthera Pardus, and Tracking these rosetted big cats is our core competency.
Expertise in leopard hunting is a developed skillset attained through diverse exposure to leopard ecology in varied habitats. Learning to think like a big cat is a combination of cumulative tracking plus methodology success and failure. When this is bound with a dogged passion for hunting these elusive felines, the result is a professional determined to achieve the maximum competence.

Having hunted most of the traditional Southern African leopard safari countries for the past two decades, we can say without reservation that across all the criteria, what we offer is the most epic leopard hunting adventure.

Situated on the East coast of Africa, Mozambique is a superb destination for an authentic free range African Safari. The absence of extensive infrastructure is a step back in time to the true Africa depicted in hunting literature like that of famous authors Harry Manners, Ian Nyschens, and Brian Marsh, among many others. The hunting model in this area directly supports conservation by placing a value on wildlife that would ordinarily by viewed merely as a protein source.

Check out our website www.panthertrackers.com for more information!

The community based natural resource management areas are Represented by the Yellow highlighted sections:
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Hunting Mozambique

Two standard methods of hunting the leopard include Bait & Blind and Scent Hounds. Each have their benefits and we utilize the method most suited to the Sport Hunters’ requirements, aspirations, and abilities.

When hunting with PANTHER TRACKERS there is ONE set rate – no additional Houndsman charges.

Hunting leopard over bait attracts the hunter who enjoys the reactive style of ambush and attack. This style is most effective when coupled with a seasoned knowledge of leopard activity concentrations and local habitat preference. Combining patience, experience, and resolute confidence will set the stage for the travelling hunter to claim an aged male rosetted cat.

Hunting leopard over hounds is a proactive form of pursuing these elusive cats. Our preferred method of hunting, this traditional style involves intense tracking and an in-depth knowledge of leopard ecology. We immerse ourselves in the world of the leopard, trusting our interpretation of leopard behaviour, incorporating the skill of our canine team, with sights set on harvesting the most aged male big cat in the 14-day hunting period.


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Camps

We conduct safaris on massive wild tracks of Government-designated hunting concessions, incorporating 2 main ecological varieties.

Southern Miombo woodlands: which are dominated by proud Granite Mountain formations.

Coastal evergreen forests: rich in tall native hardwood timber, open savanna, and seasonal swamps.

Each ecoregion presents its own unique challenge plus ample opportunity at other endemic game species.

Camps are well constructed from a mixture of natural and fabricated materials offering to hunters all the Safari amenities while retaining the rustic experience of a remote hunting base.

MPARABANJA CAMP​

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Mparabanja camp is perfectly positioned on the LUANGA GRANDE river within the well managed LUIA safari area, 800 000 acres of prime leopard habitat seasonally deliver fine quality trophies and memorable hunting activities.

Southern Greater Kudu, Livingstone Eland, Johnston’s Impala, Chobe Bushbuck, Sharpes Grysbok, Lichtenstein Hartebeest, and Yellow Baboon are unique additions to a 14-day safari.

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MUANZA CAMP​

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Muanza camp is positioned within the coastal CHINIZUIA forest ecosystem just 70km West of the Indian Ocean, and 75km Southwest of the Zambezi delta.

240 000 acres of dense forest provide cover to a unique golden coated leopard that frequents the numerous non-perennial riverine habitats.

Buffalo, Sable plus 6 of the tiny 10 antelope species are an almost guaranteed triumph during a 14-day hunting period.

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CAPOCHE CAM​

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Capoche camp serves as our fly camp when accessing the historic TETENSE safari area. Positioned on the North shore of the mighty Zambezi River where she fills the Cahorra Bassa lake, these 500 000 acres of prime leopard habitat also present ample opportunity for Spotted Hyena and Nile Crocodile in true wilderness setting.

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Science: Panthera Pardus​


The most observed solitary big cat comprehensibly also enjoys the widest range of Africa’s big cats and hunting prospects are available across most of the Southern African countries.

Realistic body weights of male leopards range from 60 kg (132lbs) to 85kg (188lbs) however in rare instance a brute is encountered that can tip the scales.

Crepuscular behaviour, defined as primarily active during twilight ( dusk and dawn) best describes the Leopards heightened periods of activity, although a stricter nocturnal movement is more commonly adopted in areas of greater persecution.

Since the leopard does not restrict its feeding behaviour to live kills only, it is possible to lure the big cat to presented bait. Leopard scent is relatively ‘heavy’ and expert hounds can track the nocturnal travels of the elusive cat. Therefore, the leopard is hunted either OVER hounds or OVER bait. Never – with dogs – which describes the method known as coursing.

Regarded as the fiercest of the solitary big cats, the leopard is also accepted as the least likely to inflict a fatal attack.



CITES listing: Appendix I

IUCN listing: Vulnerable

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When a hunter understands Leopard ecology, two main environmental features are generically prominent - Rivers (both perennial & non-perennial), and Mountains.
These two habitats provide prime structure for all the ecological needs of the African Leopard.
Take a tour of our 500 000 acre hunting block to view the abundant occurrence of rivers and streams all feeding into the mighty Zambezi, plus the complex mangle of proud Granite mountains that shape the playing field for an epic hunting adventure.


 
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Great looking toms- some real brutes! Congrats and best of luck in 2023.
 
Quota all sold for 2023 so please watch this space for on the go updates and action reports.

Kindly follow our adventures with visual commentary on Instagram, and additional narrative on Facebook.

If you are keen to reserve an epic leopard adventure for 2024, please shoot me a DM to kick off the planning.

Best of luck to all colleagues and fellow Africa wanderers for 2023....
 
Camp gates are open and we welcome our first hunters this week.
Sharing a few camp and area images

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loved the drone over the cat in the tree !!!
 
 
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