Spotting a Leopard on a Kenya Safari : Leopards are impressive animal species that is a member of the big five mammals, the leopard is such a mazing and attractive that tourists should not miss out spotting on a Kenya safari, out of the big five mammals the leopard is the most elusive and the hardest to spot as it’s a master of camouflage and stealth, the leopards are majorly located in the different national parks and reserves like majorly Maasai Mara National Reserve, Tsavo National Parks, Amboseli National Park and among many others. Leopards are known as the nocturnal animal species and these are mostly active at night, the leopards are such amazing and are agile climbers and unique among all other big cats in using trees as ‘larders’ for prey. Leopards are such incredible and features unique identification like long tail, usually curled at the white tip, and the beautiful rosette patterning.
On a Kenya safari the tourists are always rewarded after spotting the leopards inn Kenya, though before knowing anything the tip of spotting a leopard on a safari is the most incredible one due to the fact that the leopards are widespread but they are good at hiding for example in a day you can spy one in a tree, though at dawn and dusk, they become more active on the ground, though being the nocturnal animal species the leopards are best spotted during the night drives can be productive for the tourists to spot the leopards.
How to spot a leopard on a Kenya safari.
Tourists can be having very higher chances of spotting the leopards in very selective parks and reserves, for example in Kenya the tourists do spot the leopards in Maasai Mara National reserve, this is where the tourists are always offered more chances of spotting the leopards the reason being that most of the guides usually know the habitats and whereabouts of the individual cats. Though the night game drive increases the chances of the tourists to spot the leopards in Maasai Mara National Reserve.
Tourists on a Kenya safari to do spot the leopards is always unique where the tourists are recommended and remained to spot the trees that surrounds the national parks and reserves though even if it is invisible a leopard’s presence is often betrayed by the alarm of the calls of its prey like the impala, baboon, guinea fowl and among others, on a Kenya safari if you are lucky your chances of spotting the leopards are always many while viewing in almost every tree located in the park or the reserve.
Most of the leopards are spotted in the different national parks with the presence of the mountains to the rain forests though these leopards are best seen in the savannah and woodland habitants these can be highly territorial and they often show up repeatedly in the same area like in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Tsavo National Parks and many others.
Tourists who also carry out the night game drives during a Kenya safari gets the chances of higher chances of spotting the leopards though they are nocturnal animal species during the night game drive the tourists usually use the torches to clearly spot the leopards that gives the tourists the best safari experience in Kenya in the different national parks and reserves.
The leopards on a Kenya safari are basically spotted mostly along the tracks built particularly for game-viewing in the Maasai Mara National Reserve, the trick to spot the leopards in the reserve is look for their presence in the tall trees rather than on the ground, and there also the safari can be rewarding and you spot a leopard resting among the inclined trunks of the large trees.