what to see / Kudu


Introduction: The greater kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) is the second tallest antelope on the continent and bulls bear long, spiral horns which reach record lengths of up to 1.8m. Horns grow to their full length at the age of 6 years. Kudu live in small herds not usually larger than 12, comprised of females and their young. During the breeding season the herds are occasionally joined by the normally solitary males. They are a savannah woodland species that do not occur in desert, forest or in open grassland areas. Kudu can also be found in broken, rocky terrain, under the cover of woodland with a nearby water supply. Despite their large size kudu are surprisingly agile and from a virtual standing start can jump great heights easy clearing game fences of 2m or more. Distribution: Kudu are found on commercial farmland and in game parks all over central Namibia. They are an extreme hazard to those driving at night as they often freeze in oncoming headlights. Such a large sol... read more  Read More