Zimbabwe Leopard Hunts

Experience the thrill of tracking leopards with hounds on an unforgettable safari with Shaun Buffee Safaris. With over fifteen years of expertise, we specialize in producing impressive results in leopard hunting. While years ago we steered away from hound hunting due to irresponsible practices, We are excited to responsibly reintroduce this method across more trophy areas to ensure the sustainable harvesting and targeting of old toms, contributing to the overall population’s health. Our Areas are genetically proven to produce some of the largest Leopards across all of africa. These hunts are for trophy toms, this will not be your regular leopard hunt targeting just any spotted cat. Our hunts are specifically designed for the return hunter in Africa who is focused on a trophy hunt for a big male leopard. Although these hunts are directed and driven to acquiring the target species, many areas are extremely game rich, and you will have daily interactions with a multitude of plains game species, and opportunities to add any trophy plains game on a simple trophy fee basis. These hunts are often paired with Trophy cape Buffalo hunts, or multiple cape buffalo. Traditionally, leopard hunts require 8-10 days of baiting and scouting followed by 4 days of hunting. Shaun’s structured hunt optimizes success by pre-scouting and pre-baiting, condensing the hunt to 7 days. Limited spots are available, with deposits held in the USA. Secure your spot now for an unforgettable hound-assisted leopard hunt with Shaun Buffee Safaris.

Leopard Hunting Trips

Our leopard hunts are structured as seven to ten-day safaris, focused on targeting pre-located cats and hunting the right old toms. With a strong emphasis on sustainability and ethical hunting practices, we’ve developed a tested management policy and forged partnerships to ensure incredible results in the seasons to come.

  • Management Policy: Focuses on sustainable hunting practices and conservation
  • Partnership: Collaborating with Shaun Buffe and WLH teams Wade Lemon Safaris for enhanced trophy safaris

At a Glance:

  • Exciting hound-assisted leopard hunts
  • Guaranteed success regardless of bait or hounds
  • Deposit-based payment structure
  • First-class African accommodations with modern amenities
  • Well-managed trophy areas with exportable trophies
  • Opportunities to add buffalo, and other plains game on trophy fee opportunities
  • Elephant hunts can be added upon pre-booking availability.

Hunting Areas

More than 30 years ago, Wade Lemon, alongside Adam Clements and the late Shaun Styne, pioneered successful leopard hunts with hounds in Africa. Their groundbreaking efforts led to widespread success, fulfilling the dreams of many hunters seeking trophy leopards. However, hound hunting has since been restricted in most African countries, except Zimbabwe.

In a remarkable reunion, Wade returned to Africa a few years ago to hunt leopards with descendants of his original hounds, resulting in an unforgettable experience. Now, Wade Lemon Hunting proudly partners with Shaun Buffee Safaris to offer limited Trophy Leopard hunts with the descendants of his original hounds each season. Shaun Buffee Safaris adopts a western big game approach to hunting big cats, emphasizing scouting, patterning, meticulous observation, and conservationist efforts.

What To Expect on Your Hunting Trip

Prepare for early mornings, delicious meals from incredible chefs and staff and thrilling encounters with trophy african wildlife. Our first-class accommodations offer comfort, ensuring a memorable experience. Expect to see multiple species daily, including cape buffalo, impalas, giraffes, zebras, baboons and more.

  • Wildlife Encounters: Hearing the roar of big leopard over the echoes of baying hounds is an unmatched experience and adrenaline rush.  
  •  Booking: Schedule your hunt well in advance, as premium areas book up quickly
  • Guns can be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own, gun permits will be required if so. 
  • Bring good broken hiking boots, mornings can be chilly so bring warm clothes, and afternoons normally warm up.
  • You will Fly into Johannesburg, South Africa then onto Bulawayo Zimbabwe. Private charter flights can be arranged, if preferred, through Shaun Buffee himself. After the flight the transportation varies depending on the specific areas we are hunting, you could be flown or driven to specific areas from there.



Join us for an adrenaline-filled leopard hunt in Zimbabwe, Africa. With our commitment to your success, we guarantee an unforgettable safari experience. Book now to secure your spot and embark on a thrilling adventure in the heart of Africa.

I have been hunting with Wade Lemon Hunting for 5 seasons. We have harvested some really nice trophies. They have access to great areas and can assist in obtaining special, limited or restricted tags. The team of guides they have are really excellent, they are very knowledgeable and passionate about trophy quality and hunt hard to give you the best hunting experience possible. I have several hunts scheduled with them this season and I’m really looking forward to each one.

Ted F.

I have been fortunate to be able to hunt with Wade Lemon Hunting multiple times and have enjoyed great success with there team of professional guides. If you want to hunt with people that are passionate about their work and put year-round dedication into finding the biggest trophy animals for that special tag, WLH is the outfitter you are looking for.

Leo G.

I was searching for a high quality mountain lion hunt. Wade Lemon had been recommended to me by a trusted associate in Texas. I researched some other outfitters but ultimately chose Wade. It turned out to be a great decision. Wade’s guides’ busted their backs for me and were top notch in every aspect. By the end of the hunt I was rewarded with a world class trophy. The experience was everything I was hoping for. I’m already working on booking my next hunt with Wade and his team.

Scott S.

(435) 795-2299

PO Box 360222
Holden, UT 84636