THE 5 BEST PLACES TO SEE A LEOPARD IN AFRICA

Leopards are second only to lions in the Big Cat hierarchy but unlike lions, they live a largely solitary life and hunt alone. They do not have the turn of pace of the cheetah, or the team work or pride power of the lion, they are specialist ambush hunters, most alike in that sense to tigers.

You will therefore need to be alert to other signs of their presence including alarm calls from other animals, baboons especially from their advantage points in trees. Plains game such as impala and springbok also give distinctive alarms calls and will instantly all look in the same direction.

Also don’t just look on the ground as leopards often climb trees for safety during the day and will take their prey up trees to get it away from other predators. So scan the larger trees …….you never know what you may find!!

But where’s the best places to give the safari visitor a chance of seeing them?