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NYALA

Hunting, shooting for Nyala

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


Stripped, spotted, big-eared, big-eyed, fringed and protectively horned, there is no question why the Nyala is a trophy game and safari.

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.

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