Antelope  

 

Tanzania has many species of antelope.

Impala (Aepyceros melampus melampus)

Male Female Drinking laying down

We saw at least a thousand impalas. They were usually in groups, either a group of females and young with one male or a group of unattached males.

Thompson's Gazelle (Gazella rufifrans)

Male

We arrived at the Serengeti National Park gate early and had to wait before we could enter. Fortunately there was a large herd of "Tommys" in the Ndutu conservation area just outside the gate.

Grant's Gazelle (Gazella granti)

Male

Common in Ndutu along with the Thompson's gazelles.

Kirk's Dik Dik (Madoqua kirkii)

Male Female Back

These are the smallest of the antelope.

Bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus)

Drinking

Reedbuck (Redunca redunca)

Male

Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus)

Male Female Standing two females

Coke's Hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus cokei)

In the woods At kopjes

This is the species of hartebeest found in the Serengeti.

Lichtenstein Hartebeest (Alcelaphus Buselaphus lichtensteinii)

In Selous

These are found in Selous.

Topi (Damliscus lunatus topi)

Near the woods

The most colorful ungulate we saw, the topi in the Serengeti have yellow lower legs and purple blotches. The tsessebe, photographed in Botswana, looks similar except for its horns.

Eland (Taurotragus oryx)

Three Elands facing us one eland

These are the biggest antelope, but they are skittish. On our first trip, we never got close to them. On our second trip, we saw them in Ruaha, and managed a couple of shots before they fled.

Klipspringer (Oreotragus oreotragus)

Pair

The klipspringers were on a rock outcropping (kopjes) in the Serengeti. We watched them as they watched us.

Steenbok (Raphicerus campestris)

Front view In Woodlands

We only saw this one steenbok in the Serengeti.

Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros)

Male Female Eating Head Tail

There are no kudu in the Serengeti, but we saw several in Selous. We will remember their big horns and big ears.

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