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A stunning long horn sable from Northern Kafue. Copyright and courtesy of Wilderness Safaris.

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One more from Moremi back in Sept '09.   D3 500 f/4 VR 1/500s f/4 ISO200.     Cheers Marc

@@Game Warden   Taken in Hwange last month!

Finally, the "black" sable (Hippotragus niger niger) found south of the Zambezi in southern Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa and the Caprivi Strip of Namibia. Males are jet black to dark brow

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Safaridude

Those photos were taken by the management couple at Shumba Camp. I was just there a few days ago when they showed them to the guests. Unbelievable... The poor fellow can't even turn his head.

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africaaddict

Were fortunate to capture some Sable hurdling this stream in nice early light one Sept morning of '09 in Moremi, sable one way and baboons the other!

 

D3 500VR II f/4 1/750s ISO200.

 

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Game Warden

The sable captures are great but that baboon must be another contender for a "caption this" topic...

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africaaddict

The sable captures are great but that baboon must be another contender for a "caption this" topic...

 

........Be my guest Matt. :)

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owenshaffer

Dear Africadude,

 

Your photos of sable are awesome. I've seen sable in Chobe National Park, Lebala camp in Botswana, as well as in Hwange, and the now closed Matetsi game area. I saw sable at Somalisa camp,

but I now understand that Little Makalolo,Makalolo, and Davidson's camp are more reliable for sable sightings.

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Sable herd on way to water hole on Busanga Plain, Zambia, early October 2013.

 

 

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owenshaffer

Dear Wulff,

 

I know that sable sightings can't be guaranteed anywhere, and especially not in Kafue National Park, nevertheless your fabulous photo only increases my desire to go there. Sable and klipspringer are my favorite antelope for very different reason; I feel like most people on ST that they are the most beautiful and elegant antelope of all.

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Safaridude

@@wulff @ownshaffer

 

Wulff, you were very lucky to sable on the Busanga Plain. That is not easy. They tend to only come out late in the dry season.

 

Owen, if you go to the southern Kafue, you will definitely see sable.

 

I will put it this way...

 

Places where you will likely have multiple sable sightings in, say, a 3 night stay... Hwange, Zimbabwe (the eastern part, not the western part like the Robins area), Vumbura and Mapula concessions in the Okavango in Botswana, southern Kafue in Zambia (the Nanzhila area), the riverfront area of Chobe, Botswana, Mahango, Namibia --- all of these during the dry season... plus Shimba Hills in Kenya

 

Places where you need a bit of luck for a sighting... Linyanti, Kwando, Selinda areas in Botswana, and Kasanka in Zambia

 

Places where you have only a chance in hell -- Ruaha, Katavi and Selous in Tanzania (you really need to go look for them in specific places), Kruger in South Africa, the Kwara concession and the Khwai area of the Okavango in Botswana.

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In a 4 night stay I saw the sable herd on the Busanga twice. Once on 2 Oct when they were returning to the treeline and again on 4 Oct when they were emerging from the treeline and crossing the plain to drink. On both occasions the time was around 9 am and my guide, Lex, knew what would be the right area to look for them. I missed out on seeing the big black male this time, but here he is last year at full gallop.

 

 

 

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IamFisheye
I hope this isn't cheating,
The black dots in the background are a herd of around 20 sable.

Waiting For Dinner

 

They didn't get any closer to us, I have no idea why :)

 

Details : Taken on our 1st Drive at Kwando Lagoon within about an hour of being in the bush.

Tech Details Olympus E-3, 50-200mm @50mm, F4, 1/250, ISO800

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davidedric

That Busanga male again (September 2012)

 

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and his lady friends

 

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@davededric Nice sable pictures! But that's a different male than the one from @@wulff

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Peter Connan

Both of these are "naughty".

 

Animals in captivity.

 

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penolva

Chobe NP

 

 

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Wild Dogger

Hwange in front of Little Makalolo Camp, Nov. 13

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Soukous

Let's see some more sable... @@Soukous ;)

 

I wish I could oblige, but the sighting in Chobe was by far the best we had. :(

I'm sure you and @@Safaridude have some sightings you can share with us though. :rolleyes:

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Game Warden

Well, upload those pics here to this thread as well...

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Hwange, Little Makalolo in 2010

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Soukous

Sables in Chobe NP, Botswana

 

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madaboutcheetah

@@Soukous - very nice! the dust adds an element to the image!!!

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