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Leopard hunting in Zambia


Zambian Dangerous and Plains Game Hunting Safaris

Zambia is true wild Africa, like all the stories you have read about Africa and its hunting of yesteryear. It is as wild as it gets.

The main hunting area borders the Luangwa River in the Luangwa Valley of Zambia. This is a beautiful area rich in wildlife and diversity, from the smallest antelopes like the Sharpes Grysbuck all the way up to the African elephant. You can expect to see elephants and cape buffalo on a daily basis, and if you are luck even leopards and lions during the day. Zambia is true wild Africa, like all the stories you have read about Africa and its hunting of yesteryear. It is as wild as it gets.

Other areas we hunt include the Kafue Flats where you will see hundreds of Kafue Lechwe in a single day, and will surely have the opportunity to hunt outstanding quality trophies. For the collectors we also offer hunts in the Bangweulu swamp for the shy and elusive Sitatunga.

  • We hunt the Luangwa Valley , Kafue Flats, and Bangweulu Swamps
  • You can hunt four of the Big 5 in Zambia, including phenomenal cape buffalo, crocodile; hippo; fantastic leopards and lions.
  • Plains game species include: Spotted hyena; sable; roan; Kafue lechwe; sitatunga and many other plains game species.
  • Tented and thatch camps that gives a true African hunting experience.
  • Expect to eat plenty of game meat with each meal complimented with South African wines.

Luangua Valley, Zimbabwe

Lodging and Accommodations

The accommodations are all very comfortable, and will allow you to have a good night rest, but is still rustic to give you that true African hunting Safari camp feeling. You can lay in your bed at night and listen to the hyenas in the surrounding area and to the lions roaring in the distance.

  • All the accommodation is tented, thatch or brick buildings with ensuite bathrooms (except for the fly-camps)
  • Wifi
  • All meals will have a lot of game meat and wines


  • Mostly 1×1 but can also do 2×1 if you wish.
  • We use 4×4 hunting vehicles on the hunting concession to drive around.
  • Clients don’t need to do any packing out of meat, the PH and staff do it for you.

Zambia Cape buffalo

Depending on what we are hunting, we normally start the day of by having breakfast before sunrise and going out as soon as it starts getting light.

If you are hunting buffalo we will drive next to the river or to water holes to find fresh tracks on the road. From there on we will track them on foot till we find our quarry. If we do find other animals along the way that you are interested in harvesting we surely have to make use of the opportunities.

By also driving next to the big rivers looking for buffalo tracks, we might spot some big crocodiles, and if so we will target them then and leave the buffalo hunting for a while. I always say “you have to use your opportunities that the bush provides to you.”

If leopard is on your list, we will start off by hunting some plains game for bait. Baits will then be set out where we have recently found fresh tracks. Once we get a hit on a bait from a big cat, we will set up a blind and start hunting at least two hours before sunset, and hopefully have a opportunity on a leopard that day. You are only allowed to hunt during daylight hours, including leopards, and the chances are high for them to feed during the day as there is so little pressure.

Species in Zambia

  • Baboon
  • Chobe Bushbuck
  • Bushpig
  • Cape Buffalo
  • Civet
  • Crocodile
  • Duiker (common)
  • Common Reedbuck
  • Puku
  • Waterbuck
  • Kudu
  • Sharp’s Grysbok
  • Lichtenstein Hartebeest
  • Hippo
  • Spotted Hyena
  • Impala
  • Roan
  • Sitatunga
  • Oribi
  • Elephant
  • Lion
  • Livingston Eland
  • Cookson Wildebeest
  • Klipspringer
  • Sable
  • Steenbuck
  • Warthog
  • Tsessebe
  • Vervet Monkey
  • Kafue Lechwe
  • Zebra
  • Leopard

Travel Information

  • Fly into the International Airport of Lusaka in Zambia.
  • There you will be picked up and driven to the hunting camp (or in some instances you’ll have to take charter flights).
    • The Kafue Flats are only a three hour drive from the airport.
    • The main camp in the Luangwa valley is seven hour drive.
    • Other camps may require you to take charter flights.
  • If you don’t want to drive, you can take an Air Charter from the International Airport to most of our hunting camps.

Croc hunting in Zambia

Booking Information

Interested in booking this trip? If you have not yet received pricing please request it here, and be sure to reference the trip number at the top of this page. Please note that reservations are not considered finalized until agreed upon deposit is received. This ensures agreed upon dates and current pricing. Quality outfitters are in high demand so let us know right away, as some trips do book years in advance.


  • Full time service of a licensed and experienced Professional Hunter
  • Driver, tracker and skinner
  • Service of all camp staff
  • Accommodation, all meals, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • Laundry services
  • Skinning and field preparation of trophies
  • Includes 15% VAT (Value added tax)

Not Included

  • Trip Insurance
  • Transport to and from International Airport
  • Accommodation prior to and after safari
  • Airfare to country of safari
  • Trophy fees on animals wounded and lost
  • Taxidermy work and shipping of trophies to final destination
  • Dip and pack of trophies
  • Rifle hire and ammunition
  • Gratuities for staff
  • Hunting license
  • Government concession fees
  • CITES fees
  • Additional trips to National Parks, Victoria Falls, the Statue of Livingston etc.
  • Medical expenses (please have own medical insurance)
  • 3% service fee that will be added to any Visa or Mastercard payments.

Photos from our South Africa hunting safaris:

When you’re ready to book, if you haven’t already ask your Outdoors International Consultant for updated pricing. If it looks good, your consultant will write up a booking agreement for you.