Roaming roan and elegant eland

Large rectangular ears, perfectly straight horns and found in open plains and lighted wooded areas. They are our roaming roans. 

Roan are a less common antelope found in the Luangwa Valley National Park. Described as a horse-like antelope, they are also often mistaken with a female sable. Our second largest antelope, the roan possesses grace and elegance. Their faces display distinct markings, white falls away from both eyes against a dark black coarse coat. The rest of their coat is light brown in colour, gradually growing lighter towards their stomachs. Often found in smaller groups, it is vital for a roan to have plenty of space in order to breed effectively and thrive. 

Africa’s largest antelope, the eland is always a spectacle. With shoulders measuring up to 175 centimetres and weighing up to 900 kilograms, they are a colossal creature. A exceedingly high jump and steady trot allows the eland a quick escape in hair raising situations.

Andrew and his guests have a lovely sighting of both herds. The elands graze in a lightly wooded area, as the roan roam in the open plains. They feed and socialise all the while keeping one watchful eye on their visitors.

Anna Mansfield

About Anna Mansfield

Anna Mansfield has written 31 post in this blog.

Leave A Comment

css.php
This website uses cookies to optimise your online user experience. By continuing to use our site you agree to us using cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy. Ok, Got it