Leopard Legend Hunting Safaris

Website: www.leopardlegend.com


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The lodge is 19° 53.497’S 14° 58.408’E
The hunting areas range from flat, open thornveld savannah, open grassland and rocky hills to riverine and mopane woodland.

Hunting is mainly done from March to October which tends to be cool and dry. Daytime temperatures are warm to hot, whereas at night it can get cold and a warm jacket would be needed. However, during the day temperatures can reach 30°C. The summer rains start in January till end of March. Hunting has taken place on this property for 25 years but prior to that it was a cattle farm. Some cattle and sheep are still farmed. There are no inhabitants on the land used. The farm is 45 000 acres and, because it is part of the 650 000 acre Loxodonta Africans Conservancy, there are a lot of free-ranging animals which Lwyk has the rights to hunt. Elephant routinely break down game fences, so three-foot livestock fences act as a boundary indicator for each property.This area is also malaria-free.

The Lodge is part of the main house. The lounge, bar and dining room are separate from the accommodation. All the buildings and chalets are brick with tin roofs. All have en suite bathrooms, flush toilets, hot and cold water, and constant electricity.They have solar power and a back-up generator. There is also a boma, satellite TV, as well as mobile phone and Internet. A maximum of 6 hunters can be accommodated at any one time, and the minimum hunt offered is 8 days.
The distance to the closest tar road is 40km. No lights can be seen and no vehicles can be heard. The nearest international airport is Windhoek, five-and-a-half hours away by vehicle. However, the closest airfield is Kamanjab which is a VFR dirt 1800 metre runway approved by the Civil Aviation Authority. There is a hospital in Otjivarongo which is a one-and-a-half hour drive away.
All meals are inclusive of the price and all dinners are three-course. Light breakfast followed by a big brunch is served, and the animals shot provide the meat. All drinks and alcohol are included in the daily rate.
Two full-time trackers are employed who have been working for LWyk for two years. They also have skinners and lodge staff.
All clients are met at the airport on arrival and dropped off on departure at a cost of US$800 but field preparation of trophies is included in the daily rate. The current daily rate for a one-on-one hunt is US$450 per day, and a one-on-two hunt is US$390 per day for plains game. Numerous package deals are also on offer.
Both vehicles are well maintained.1 x Toyota Hilux double cab1 x Toyota Hilux pick-up
Leopard Legend Hunting Safaris has been in operation for 10 years and is registered in Namibia.The company is a member of NAPHA and SCI and had 10 trophy hunters last year.

Trophies are skinned, salted and stored in separate sheds made of brick, very secure and 100% vermin proof. These facilities are well ventilated and have electric lighting. The trophies once dried are stored separately and tags are used for identification. All the skinners are NAPHA trained and KingsTaxidermy in Otjiwarongois recommended. However, trophies can be shipped to the clients own taxidermist of choice.

Notes: LWyk has a small hunting operation and offers a personalized hunting experience. His knowledge of the bush is excellent and his patience with nomadic elephant destroying his fences is commendable.

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