Best place to see leopards?

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Feb 13th, 2006, 08:36 AM
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Lion Sands in the Sabi Sands is also excellent.

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Feb 13th, 2006, 08:38 AM
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EP borders Simbambili and shares the same traversing rights. The same leopards. What a place to see leopards
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Feb 13th, 2006, 08:41 AM
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Gizzy How many before the first Impala?
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Feb 13th, 2006, 08:51 AM
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I honestly do not know. We were seriously on a mission to get the record which we did. Maybe along the way we had a few Mac Donalds, but I honestly cannot answer your question.
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Feb 13th, 2006, 09:38 AM
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BTW
This record was attained by Mike, and not Jaco. Mike was the BEST I have ever had the privalege of being with. He taught Jaco his skills. Mike is now not involved anymore as he has a family to bring up and lives quite close to the reserve and is very much into TriAtholan (spelling.
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Feb 13th, 2006, 12:45 PM
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Wow, what a one-up manship that I feel left out of.
My best in 2005 was five leopard. Tafika Lodge,Nsefu sector, SLV, Bryan the guide. Two sightings within ten minutes of each other. First mother and two cubs, second mother and a single cub.

This was superb as between the two sightings, honey badger.....
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Feb 13th, 2006, 06:49 PM
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spent 5 days in South Luangwa, didn't see a single leopard. 4 days in Lower Zambezi and saw 1 leopard leap up what must have been a 20 foot cliff and disappear. hopefully the next trip (in 21 days from now) we'll see some leopards. that is at the top or our "shopping list" this trip
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Feb 14th, 2006, 04:55 PM
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Hello,

Leopards are one of my favourite animals to watch in safari, and the Sabi Sands (Londolozi) has given me the best leopard viewing so far. I'm going to Mombo in June.

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Feb 14th, 2006, 07:49 PM
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Napamatt,

Just out of curiosity........how was the Sandibe experience? In terms of not just leopards, but gameviewing in general?

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Feb 21st, 2006, 08:09 AM
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Safarinut just got back and phoned me. I will in all anticipation let him put the report up for you.
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Feb 21st, 2006, 02:12 PM
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You can see leopards galore in Sabi Sands -- at Chitwa Chitwa in 2003 we even got to see them mating, and another night saw interactions with a female leopard and her cub, with hyenas trying to steal their kill. Chitwa Chitwa was also very reasonably priced, at least then, & maybe still. It shares a concession with Elephant Plains (also well regarded) and some other camps. You can see lots more info on the leopards of the area on Taga's website at www.tagasafaris.co.za. We recently returned from Tanzania too and absolutely loved it. We found the Serengeti significantly better for almost all game viewing than Sabi Sands was (and definitely enjoyed the Serengeti's terrain more than Sabi Sands'), but the one area where Sabi Sands absolutely trumped Serengeti without question was for viewing leopards -- and amazingly close-up too.
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Mar 27th, 2006, 03:58 AM
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maybe ive just been lucky, but ive seen leopards at all camps/areas ive stayed at in botswana...incl. kwando lagoon, kwara and lebala camps, moremi(4) and chobe(2)national parkswhile on ccafrica mobile . am heading to zambia(south luangwa) in early may and believe this is a very good area for leopards. guess anywhere where night drives are allowed offers an advantage, but ive seen more in daylight!! have fun where ever you go- lorraine
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Mar 27th, 2006, 06:34 AM
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Hari

Apologies - I don't know why I missed your question. Sandibe thoughts:

Location - OK, no views from camp, seemed to be a quiet game area, though obviously that would change with circumstances I hope.
Lodging - excellent
Food and Service - excellent
Guiding - good, tracker less so.
Mokoro - waste of time for me
Overall a good experience, but not one I will repeat
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Mar 27th, 2006, 06:46 AM
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Napamatt,

Thanks.......i was just curious about Sandibe, being a CCAfrica property. I learnt from other fodorites that game viewing wasnt nearly as good as Chitabe, which is in the same concession.

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Mar 27th, 2006, 06:58 AM
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Back from Simbambili (Sabi sands) a week ago. Saw leopards on 5 out of 7 game drives. Very close sightings and action packed! Wish i knew how to post my amazing photos....
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Mar 27th, 2006, 08:34 AM
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vr,

Here is a link on posting pictures. Truly, it is easy once you try it.

http://fodors.com/forums/threadselec...4&tid=34750414

Email me if you have other picuture posting questions and congratulations on your leopard photos.
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Mar 28th, 2006, 04:49 AM
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atravelynn--thankyou for the tip. I think I have finally got my lame brain around the problem--after several attempts. Think this last link works.
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Mar 29th, 2006, 10:44 AM
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We saw leopards twice on our first safari in Tanzania. We were at a mobile camp about 3 weeks ago in the central Serengeti. Two mornings in a row we came upon a leopard (different leopards)near the road. Both days the leopard approached the vehicle and walked alonside. The second time we followed it and watched it stalk a reedbuck unsuccessfully. It was so interesting the way all the other animals in the area went on alert: monkeys and birds screeching in alarm. Our guide said it was the closest encounter he'd had in 10 years. As Toshi said, normally your guide is pointing to a tail hanging from a tree.
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