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


Nyala is one of the most sought after hunts of South Africa and requires intense level of alertness and focus for a successful hunt. Nyala is often miscompared to another african game hunt Kudu as they both depict almost same body stature. The nyala hunts are carried out in Eastern region of South Africa and also in famous african countries; Zimbabwe and Malawi. If nyala is your dream hunt, then you should plan your hunting trip to following countries:

  • Namibia

  • Botswana

  • Texas

  • South Africa

The KZN province of South Africa is the hunting capital area of South Africa and offers exceptional nyala populations, safari and hunting trophies. The shot placement for a successful nyala hunt is same as to what is in other south african hunts. Coming to physical attributes of this famous african hunting game the weight of Nyala is around 240 lbs and the shoulder height is upto 48 inches tall. The hunts are carried out mainly in dense woodlands and thick forest areas which have good water sources and availability of green grass nearby.

The most common way to hunt Nyala in Africa is by stallking. Other hunting methods to bag this great african hunting trophy are:

  • Bow Hunting

  • Driven Big Game Hunting

  • Hunting from a Blind

Hunting Nyala

Stripped, spotted, big-eared, big-eyed, fringed and protectively horned, there is no question why the Nyala is the most prized hunting trophy game and safari of Africa. Nyala can be confused with Kudu but are an entirely different quarry to dream of; males sporting different thick, dark horns that twice once instead of many times. Kudu are also bigger, with Nyala females having many stripes on their flanks and barrels. Big reed beds and grasslands of south-eastern Africa provide Nyala herds and individuals with grasses, plants and fruit. Hunters have a difficult time with the thick brushy habitat that Nyala naturally, seamlessly thrash through but work well with the early and late daylight hours when the Nyala are most active and mobile. Trophy Nyala can be taken by bow or rifle and typically by glassing, spotting and stalking for the targeted game. Nyala are a distinctive antelope so exquisite to Africa it is hard to imagine more of an ideal game. Bagging successfully this african hunt will surely make your hunting day go great. 

Basic Info

Varieties: Normal Nyala, Mountain Nyala

Scientific name: Tragelaphus

Size: height: male 120 – 135 cm, female 90 – 100 cm

Weight: 55 – 300 kg

Lifespan: 19 years

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

Continent(s): Africa - Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, eastern South Africa, Ethiopia