Walking the bottom of a ravine in a thick, brushy draw, we bumped into a past-his-prime waterbuck
If you want a 60" kudu, a 30" waterbuck
or a monster wildebeest, all are very obtainable on this ranch.
DRIVEN3 Herd crosses river WARYn Animals mass on banks before trying to cross TARGETn Crocodile moves in on its prey NOn MERCY Giant jaws grip the unlucky animal STanD-oFF J Waterbuck
enters in lake as lion attacks River attack Croc grabs wildebeest in Massai Mara park in Kenya
Other large ungulates common in the study area included Burchell's zebra (Equus burchelli), impala (Aepyceros melampus), giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis), greater kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros), wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus), waterbuck
(Kobus ellipsiprymnus), sable (Hippo-tragus niger), klipspringer (Oreotragus oreotragus), common duiker (Sylvicapra grimmia), steenbok (Raphicerus campestris), warthog (Phacochoerus aethiopicus), bushpig (Potamochoerus porcus), and 12 black rhinos.
From Zanzibar's Arab architecture and azure blue waters to vast herds of buffalo, giraffe, zebra and waterbuck
roaming across the Selous and Serengetti game park landscape, Tanzania offers overseas visitors an unrivalled opportunity to view all of the big five game animals from the luxury of western-standard accommodation.
The game features over 30 exotic species of animals including sable, kudu, gemsbok, eland, waterbuck
, impala and much more, as well as all new African waterfowl and upland bird hunting.
It has taken mule deer, whitetail deer, Catalina goats, turkeys, mouflon, Barbary sheep, zebra, waterbuck
, gemsbok, impala, oryx, black buck, and probably some I have forgotten all with one shot.
Within the next five years, it will happen to sable, roan, waterbuck
and perhaps nyala.
There would also be opportunities for other game, including waterbuck
, reed-buck and buffalo.
In all we drove for 10 hours, spotting mongoose, warthogs, ostrich, waterbuck
, giant termite mounds, crocodiles, turtles, vultures, the secretary bird, a tawny eagle in her nest, geranuk (a giraffe-necked gazelle) impala and kudu (types of antelope).
My number one priority was to take a nice waterbuck
bull, but when we received the paperwork for our hunt and looked over the list of species we might take, zebra was on the list, along with about 15 or 20 others.
With sunset a waterbuck
bull drinks at 10 yards but chooses the only spot on the water keeping him safe from a slam-dunk arrow, screened by fingery brush.