Small Antelope Hunting Safaris in Africa
The African continent offers a wide variety of small antelopes. Small antelope hunting safaris in Africa can be a challenging endeavor. Collecting these small and sometimes diminutive members of the antelope family can offer a great challenge to even the most accomplished African hunters. Many hunters state that collecting the tiny ten antelopes of Africa was even more difficult than taking their big five!
The tiny ten antelopes of Africa is a common quest that was started by Peter Flack. The tiny ten antelopes of Africa consist of the Damaraland Dik-Dik, Sharp’s Grysbok, Steenbok, Cape Grysbok, Klipspringer, Common (Gray) Duiker, Blue Duiker, Red Duiker, Suni and the Oribi. Although 9 of these small antelopes can be taken in South Africa, they are not all available in the same area. This requires moving around the country and most hunters harvest them as byproducts of other hunting safaris until they begin to focus on achieving the coveted tiny ten antelopes of Africa and start booking their safaris with the remaining targets in mind. No matter what, a trip to Namibia is required, as this is the only country where the Damaraland Dik-Dik is found.
The duiker family is widespread throughout the African continent and offers the collector dozens of species to hunt. Some duikers are very rare and are located in areas that are difficult and expensive to hunt. The royal antelope is one such small antelope and is the smallest antelope on the continent. The yellow-baked duiker is the largest duiker and is highly sought after. It is currently available in the Republic of the Congo, and at times in Cameron. The zebra duiker is surely one of the most beautiful duikers and is found in difficult to hunt thick jungle areas of Liberia. No one hunter will likely harvest all of Africa’s duikers, but small antelope hunting safaris in Africa are a passion that is hard to resist!