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Stalking, Bowhunting, Driven big game, Safari, Hunting from a Blind

Kudu, a symbol of strength, nobility and greatness is a widely known trophy game found throughout Africa. Hunting Kudu is in the bucket list of almost every hunter who pays a visit to Africa. It is the second most sought after plains game hunting trophy right after impala. Kudu falls in the category of big antelope species with long spiral horns and beautiful stature which sets its apart from other antelope. Kudu is also known by the name: Grey Ghost because of its pale-grey and brown-grey spots in addition with vertical strips down the flank.

Spiraled, black, twisted horns spring from the males’ forehead, creating a magnificent aura around the beefy antelope- something unforgettable if you are lucky enough to witness one in person.

Their great distribution throughout Africa allows for many hunters to experience the Kudu dream, and many delicious kudu venison dinners afterward. Stalking methods early in the morning and evening yield the best results for the wandering Kudu that shy away from the midday sun during the days.

Bulls will also have an interesting hairstyle along with their famous horns- a beard, or short-cropped mane on the front of their necks that stays with them for their entire lifetime.

With a mane splitting the Kudu to the left and right and coiled horns that grow to be the size of an average teenager, there is no question a trophy Kudu bull is a top, on your short list kind of hunt! 

Stalking Kudu in Swaziland: Stalking this remarkable african antelope species of South Africa in Swaziland is remarkable experience.

Basic Info

Varieties: Lesser Kudu, Greater Kudu

Scientific name: Tragelaphus

Size: height: male 95 – 160 cm, female 90 – 100 cm

Weight: male 92 – 270 kg, female 56 – 210 kg

Lifespan: 8 years

Methods: Bow hunting, Hunting from a blind, Safari, Driven big game, Highseat, Stalking,

Continent(s): Africa