Nyala (Tragelaphus angasi)
We offer many areas within Southern Africa to hunt the elusive Nyala. Mainly Natal, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. One of the most attractive antelope in all of Africa; a highly desirable member of the spiral horns. If you are looking for a trophy bull, we can put you where your chances to pick amongst numerous bulls are greatest.
I recommend devoting at least 7 days to finding a top end bull. You can be selective when hunting our concessions as most have numerous mature trophy's. Other game you will find in the area: Kudu, Wildebeest, Reedbuck, Bushbuck, Blesbok, Zebra, Duiker and more.
The Nyala bull is large, but slenderly built with a very narrow body. It has a white chevron between the eyes with 2-3 white spots on its cheek. The sides of its body has white stripes and there are 2-3 white spots on its thigh. The Nyala bull has a long mane of shaggy black hair under the neck continuing along its underside. Average weight of adult males is 287 pounds. Horn length averages 24 inches with 32.9 inches as the world record. There is also a much larger Mountain Nyala found in the mountain regions of Ethiopia.
Nyala are almost exclusively browsers except when grass is young and green. They feed on fruits, pods, twigs and leaves. Habitat is normally dense bush near water.
The ewe is much smaller than the bull with completely different markings. When she gives birth she hides her lamb for a few days, returning to it to feed it and change its location. When the lamb can keep up with the herd it is allowed to join it. This behavior is the same for Kudu, Sable and some other species of antelope.