Tanzania has many species of antelope.Impala (Aepyceros melampus melampus)
We saw at least a thousand impalas. They were usually in groups, either a group of females and young with one male or a group of unattached males.Thompson's Gazelle (Gazella rufifrans)
We arrived at the Serengeti National Park gate early and had to wait before we could enter. Fortunately there was a large herd of "Tommys" in the Ndutu conservation area just outside the gate.Grant's Gazelle (Gazella granti)
Common in Ndutu along with the Thompson's gazelles.Kirk's Dik Dik (Madoqua kirkii)
These are the smallest of the antelope.Bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus)
This is the species of hartebeest found in the Serengeti.Lichtenstein Hartebeest (Alcelaphus Buselaphus lichtensteinii)
These are found in Selous.Topi (Damliscus lunatus topi)
The most colorful ungulate we saw, the topi in the Serengeti have yellow lower legs and purple blotches. The tsessebe, photographed in Botswana, looks similar except for its horns.Eland (Taurotragus oryx)
These are the biggest antelope, but they are skittish. On our first trip, we never got close to them. On our second trip, we saw them in Ruaha, and managed a couple of shots before they fled.Klipspringer (Oreotragus oreotragus)
The klipspringers were on a rock outcropping (kopjes) in the Serengeti. We watched them as they watched us.Steenbok (Raphicerus campestris)
We only saw this one steenbok in the Serengeti.Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros)
There are no kudu in the Serengeti, but we saw several in Selous. We will remember their big horns and big ears.
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