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This elusive and beautiful cat is the pinnacle of an African safari experience

Leopard safaris, holidays & tours available in Botswana, Kenya, South Africa, Zambia

This elusive and beautiful cat is the pinnacle of an African safari experience

The leopard stirs something in everyone. Not only are they strikingly beautiful, but their golden spotted coats give them a remarkable camouflage ability. The fact that they're so difficult to spot puts them at the top of most safari lists. Nothing beats seeing these beauties in the wild.

It's vital to be in the right area to spot a leopard, but there are also specialised leopard parks and reserves where these cats flourish. This is because leopards are highly effective and versatile cats. They have a diverse diet and can survive in a broad vegetation. Leopards are the only big cats whose numbers have actually increased despite shrinking habitat, pressure from poaching and leopard skin trade.

Popular Leopard safaris in Africa

These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates

Guests going on a Bush Walk

HerdTracker Kicheche Camps safari

The best of Mara North and Olare Orok Conservancies with Kicheche

$ 4,145

£ 2,920

R 49,554

3,351

per person

7 days

Highlights of Southern Africa - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Highlights of Southern Africa

Exploring these areas of the Southern African continent should on top of your bucket list

$ 4,875

£ 3,434

R 58,280

3,941

per person

13 days

Tanzania July/October Great Migration safari with HerdTracker - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Tanzania July/October Great Migration safari with HerdTracker

The wildebeest migration, is one of the “Seven New Wonder of the World” and also known as The World Cup of Wildlife. If there is a safari you should go on, this has to be it!

$ 6,080

£ 4,282

R 72,688

4,915

per person

9 days

Makgadikgadi Pans and Okavango Delta safari - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Makgadikgadi Pans and Okavango Delta safari

Encounter the best Makgadikgadi Pan National Park and Okavango safari has to offer

$ 3,780

£ 2,662

R 45,191

3,056

per person

7 days

Sunset at Camp Xakanaxa

Affordable Makgadikgadi Pans and Okavango Delta Safari

Game viewing by land and water come together at Makgadikgadi, Moremi and the Okavango Delta, treating you to a varied Botswana safari

$ 3,880

£ 2,733

R 46,386

3,137

per person

7 days

10-day HerdTracker July great migration safari - Africa Wildlife Safaris

10-day HerdTracker July great migration safari

Experience the drama of the nature's greatest spectacle in the Serengeti National Park

$ 7,165

£ 5,047

R 85,659

5,792

per person

10 days

Migration River crossings fly-in special Governor’s Camps - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Migration River crossings fly-in special Governor's Camps

Enjoy the migration and river crossings at Governor's Camp and choose your level of comfort

$ 2,390

£ 1,683

R 28,573

1,932

per person

4 days

Experience a mobile camping safari in Botswana - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Experience a mobile camping safari in Botswana

Moremi Game Reserve in the beautiful Okavango Delta is well-known for self-drive camper vanning. Explore this exciting way of travel with us

$ 2,375

£ 1,673

R 28,394

1,920

per person

7 days

South African bush and beach safari - Africa Wildlife Safaris

South African bush and beach safari

Explore the magic of Cape Town followed by the Scenic Garden Route and finally the Big Five members at the Kruger National Park

$ 3,547

£ 2,498

R 42,400

2,867

per person

10 days

Sabi Sand Game Reserve safari - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Sabi Sand Game Reserve safari

You'll trek Africa's Big Five members in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve

$ 2,879

£ 2,028

R 34,420

2,327

per person

4 days

More on Leopard safaris in Africa

South Africa’s Sabi Sands and Mala Mala private concessions are probably the best places to see leopard, sometimes with five different individual leopards during a single game drive. The cats have become used to vehicles and humans and don’t mind safari goers getting close at all.

The Masai Mara and more specifically the Mara confluence (Mara and Talek Rivers) as well as the famous leopard gorge nearby are two incredible leopard areas. Both guarantee daily sightings. The considerable lion numbers may impact the daily movement of leopards, but the Mara North and Olara Orok conservancies that border the Masai Mara give night and off-road driving options that will increase the chances of leopard sightings.

Botswana’s Moremi and Khwai concessions are key leopard areas. Derek and Beverly Joubert did most of their filming of leopards in this area as well as the Delta itself. The Khwai concession allows off-road and night drives, increasing chances of seeing these elusive cats.

Northern Kenya’s Matthew’s range is a wonderful leopard sanctuary. Both the Millennium and Swinging Well guarantee daily sightings. These sightings are not as well managed as in the Sabi Sands but, the Samburu guides know exactly where to go to see these cats. The arid landscape and vegetation also give the Laikipia leopard some size and mass compared to their southern relatives.

Zambia’s south Luangwa valley is wonderful for leopard during the dry season, specifically the Chinzombo and Kaingo Camps. Chances of seeing a few different leopards in a single day is good.

Frequently Asked Questions about Leopard safaris in Africa

How does the weather influence a safari?

While a safari holiday can be at any time of year, it is worth noting that seasonality will impact the type of experience you’re likely to have as well as the cost of your safari. During the dry season, the wildlife tends to congregate… go there.

Can I bring my children along on a safari?

Family safaris in Africa are a worthwhile and meaningful experience. Aside from spending quality time with your nearest and dearest under a wide blue African sky, a safari in Africa offers invaluable experiences including unique cultural… go there.

What is a typical day on safari like?

Life on safari has a rhythm of its own, largely dictated by the animal's movements. Generally, the most rewarding times for game viewing is in the cooler early mornings and also late in the afternoons when the animals are most active. A… go there.

When is the best time to visit Camdeboo National Park?

Although wildlife viewing is good throughout the year. The warmer months from October to March are more pleasant - the scenery is greener and this is also the time most of the animals are born. However, the park is mostly about its scenery… go there.

When is the best time to visit Ithala Game Reserve?

The best time to visit Ithala Game Reserve is during the dry winter months, from May to September. During this season it is easier to spot the wildlife since the grass is eaten by herbivores. Expect to encounter and sight birds - such as… go there.

When is the best time to visit Tankwa Karoo National Park ?

The best time to visit Tankwa Karoo National Park is from autumn through winter to early summer of April to September. However, this is a perfect place to indulge in blessed idleness. If you want to see the landscape and animals, you'll… go there.

When is the best time to visit Marakele National Park?

The best time to visit Marakele National Park is during May to September. Since animals tend to seek for reliable waterholes and stay close by during the dry winter months. However, this is the best time for wildlife viewing. Marakele is a… go there.

When is the best time to visit Augrabies Falls National Park?

Augrabies Falls National Park is open throughout the year, but the best time to visit is between April and September. When the popular three-day Klipspringer Trail is open. However, the waterfall is particularly impressive when in flood -… go there.

When is the best time to visit Nyungwe Forest National Park?

The best time to visit Nyungwe Forest National Park in the southern Rwanda is during the drier months of June to August or December to January. Even though June to August or December to January are categorically referred to as drier months… go there.

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