The silence is broken by a leopard, claiming his hunting ground with deep growling on the other side of the muddy grey, croc-infested water. In that second, you realise that the bush's paradoxical combination of beauty and fierce, untrammelled nature has captured part of your soul. A small part of you that you will only recover by returning once again to the mysterious hunting grounds of the bush. Africa is in your veins, it's under your skin!
Valuable game. Over time, income from trophy hunting has helped preserve the populations of game and their biotopes. In South Africa, trophy hunting has led to cattle ranches being transformed into natural idylls with amazing wildlife density and variety. Not only does the income from trophy hunting give value to the wildlife. It also provides a direct economic boost which in turn creates employment and higher living standards for local populations. This influx of foreign currency and the value placed on wildlife helps to further reduce poaching. Essentially all parts of hunted animals are used in local cuisines.