To me, one of the most impressive antelopes of southern Africa is the greater kudu. My first sighting of a bull kudu, was on a hike through the Naukluft Mountains of Namibia. The large bull got wind of our group and ran at least 100 yards across the rim of the canyon above us before going around a corner and out of sight. I’ll never forget the site of its lean muscles rippling while it ran powerfully and effortlessly across the rocky ground.
The kudu prefers scrub-woodlands, but can tolerate dry brushy areas with scarce water supplies. During our recent trip through southern Africa in June, which included visits to Moremi Game Reserve, Chobe National Park, and Naukluft Park, the kudu was most abundant along the Chobe River in Chobe National Park. There seemed to be a bull lying in the shade of every tree.
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