At first glance, hunting the Black Wildebeest may seem rather easy, as on the open plain where he is often found, he will be relatively easy to locate. However, closing the distance on him may be an entirely different matter; his excellent senses and herd instinct make hunting Black Wildebeest quite a challenge. This member of the antelope family is an ox-like animal with unusual horns, a beard, and hair on his nose. He is dark brown in color with a horse-like tail, which is almost pure white. Hence, he is sometimes called the white-tailed gnu. The name wildebeest was given it by early Dutch settlers in South Africa who regarded it as a wild ox. "Gnu" is a Hottentot word that describes its characteristic bellowing snort. These strange looking \“beests\” occur naturally only in South Africa. With both sexes carrying horns, it sometimes takes much patience to distinguish the bulls from the cows.
The black wildebeest is just one of the many species available to hunt on Bushmen Safaris 22,000-acre ranch in South Africa. For more information, please visit www.bushmensafaris.com or contact us at 208.322.5902 or [email protected] to learn more about black wildebeest in South Africa with Bushmen Safaris.