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inyathi

The greater kudu has a very wide distribution originally found throughout most of Southern Africa from the Cape up the West coast to Southern Angola, into Northern Zambia and the far south of the DRC. On the East side of Africa it ranges as far north as the Red Sea in Eritrea and Eastern Sudan. It is most numerous south of the Equator where certainly in Southern Africa it is one of the most common large antelopes found in all of the major national parks. In East Africa greater kudu are very common in Central Tanzania in Ruaha NP which is one of the best places in this region to see them and also in the Selous Game Reserve but further north they are rarer and more patchily distributed because of overhunting and habitat destruction. North of the Equator the most westerly greater kudus are an entirely separate population in the far west of Sudan in the Darfur region in the Northeast corner of C.A.R and the Northwest corner of South Sudan and in Southern Chad. These Central African kudus are well protected in Chad’s Zakouma National Park.

 

Here’s a distribution map

 

For more information on where to see both kudu species see this thread

 

What camps in what countries for Kudu

 

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Hwange NP Zimbabwe

 

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inyathi

Some more shots from Hwange

 

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inyathi

I didn't see any kudus on my first visit to Zakouma NP in Chad on my second visit I had good views of a nice group of females and calves and a glimpse of a young male but no mature bulls.

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Kudus in Zakouma

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inyathi

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Female and yongster near Biherat in Zakouma National Park in Chad


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inyathi

Greater kudus are very common in Zimbabwe and around Southern Africa you can see them anywhere, but if you want to see these majestic animals with a perfect backdrop of one Africa’s most spectacular landscapes, then you can’t beat Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe.

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Kudu beneath the Chilojo Cliffs in Gonarezhou

He may not be the biggest male kudu but the backdrop more than makes up for that, for the eagle-eyed there is in fact another bigger but less cooperative male hidden in this panorama.

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optig

@@inyathi I do agree that indeed Gonorezhou does indeed have one of the most spectacular landscapes.

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inyathi

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The same bull seen in my panorama of the Chilojo Cliffs

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Soukous

this poor fellow has horns that are a bit TOO curly

 

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inyathi

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Gosho Park Zimbabwe

 

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Mana Pools NP Zimbabwe

 

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Gonarezhou NP in Zimbabwe

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inyathi

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Near Biherat in Zakouma National Park in Chad

 

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Gosho Park in Zimbabwe

 

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Gonarezhou NP in Zimbabwe

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johnweir

Three Greater Kudu images taken in July 2014 around Little Kwara Camp, N.E. Okavango Delta, Botswana.

 

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inyathi

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Female and youngster near Biherat in Zakouma National Park in Chad

 

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inyathi

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Gosho Park in Zimbabwe

 

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Gonarezhou NP in Zimbabwe

 

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Whyone?

A very fine (and obliging!) male Kudu, taken whilst walking on the Zambezi floodplain at Mana one morning a couple of weeks ago.

[IMG]2R4C7729 by Whyone, on Flickr

[IMG]2R4C7739 by Whyone, on Flickr

[IMG]2R4C7737 by Whyone, on Flickr

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Peter Connan

Whyone, I can't see?

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Whyone?

Strange @Peter Connan - I'm not sure what the problem is, the images are linked from flikr and show for me OK. 

 

Anyone else?

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wilddog

No, cannot see them on PC nor on my Samsung Phone.

But if I click on the crossed out icon of the image in your ST post it does open up the picture on Flikr

Below is how it appears on ST

 

''A very fine (and obliging!) male Kudu, taken whilst walking on the Zambezi floodplain at Mana one morning a couple of weeks ago.

[IMG]2R4C7729 by Whyone, on Flickr

[IMG]2R4C7739 by Whyone, on Flickr

[IMG]2R4C7737 by Whyone, on Flickr''

 

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Geoff

Very strange. I could see them the other day.

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JohnR

@Whyone? My only thought is that the links look like redirects which may be blocked by the software here. Check that you are using the full expanded paths to the images on Flickr.

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Whyone?

Odd, but thanks fro your help and suggestions.

 

Are these any more visible?

 

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37601060064_6145f2798b_h.jpg2R4C7737 by Whyone, on Flickr

 

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wilddog

That works @Whyone? :)

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Peter Connan

YES, thank you. Beautiful photos!

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