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Leopards in Kruger National Park

Posted on: March 5th, 2023 by Wild Planet Safari No Comments
Leopard walking down a ridge in Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park is a world-renowned game reserve located in South Africa that is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including the majestic leopard. Leopards are one of the most elusive big cats in Kruger National Park, and spotting them in the wild is an unforgettable experience. With the help of Wild Planet Safari, guests can have a better chance of spotting these elusive cats and enjoying a once-in-a-lifetime safari experience. These cats are highly adaptable and can thrive in a variety of habitats, including dense forests and open savannas and they are known for their stealth, agility, and strength.

Kruger National Park is home to a large population of leopards, estimated to be between 1,000 to 1,500 individuals. Leopards are territorial and can cover an area between 30 and 50 square kilometers. They advertise their territory with scent markings and vocalizations, making it easier for experienced guides from Wild Planet Safari to locate them. These guides have extensive knowledge of the park and can take guests to areas where leopards are known to frequent.

Leopards are carnivorous animals that prey on a range of animals, including small rodents and large antelopes. They are opportunistic hunters and can ambush their prey from trees or the ground. Leopards are strong and agile climbers and can drag their prey up trees to protect it from other predators or scavengers. Witnessing a leopard dragging its prey up a tree is an unforgettable experience that Wild Planet Safari do their best to find for our guests


Leopards in Kruger National Park face several threats, including habitat loss, poaching, and conflict with humans. The park has implemented several conservation measures to protect these majestic cats, including anti-poaching patrols and the establishment of protected areas where leopards can thrive. Additionally, the park works with local communities to reduce conflict between leopards and humans by implementing measures such as livestock enclosures and education programs. Wild Planet Safari supports conservation efforts in Kruger National Park and is committed to responsible tourism.

Leopard walking down a ridge in Kruger National Park
Leopard lying in a miter next to the road in Kruger National Park

Spotting leopards in Kruger National Park is not guaranteed, and it takes patience and skill to observe these elusive cats in the wild. However, with the assistance of Wild Planet Safari's experienced guides, guests have a higher chance of spotting leopards and other wildlife in their natural habitat. Wild Planet Safari offer a range of safari packages that cater to different interests and budgets, from luxury lodges to camping trips. With their extensive knowledge of the park, Wild Planet Safari's guides can provide tourists with an unforgettable safari experience.