Hunting Black Wildebeest


This member of the antelope family is an ox-like animal with unusual horns, a beard, and hair on his nose.

At Ekuja Hunting Safaris we offer you the opportunity to hunt and harvest Namibian Black Wildebeest. Year round, we offer trophy hunts for awesome Black Wildebeest. There are no seasonal restrictions on hunting the Black Wildebeest in Namibia, which makes it a suitable trophy year round.

At first glance, hunting black wildebeest may seem like an easy task because he can often be found on the open plains. 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. As such, he is sometimes referred to as the white-tailed gnu.

Lots of caution isĀ  needed when hunting black wildebeest, as they can be very aggressive when mating, disturbed, or wounded. This ‘clown of the plains’, as he is often referred to, will often be seen trotting in circles and chasing other members of the herd. Hunting black wildebeest in open terrain calls for a minimum of .270 caliber with a good 150-grain bullet. The 7mm mag or one of the .300 magnums is an even better choice.

These guys are tough, so always use heavy-for-caliber premium bullets. Follow the back edge of the front leg and place your shot one third up into the body, never more than half way up. Hunting black wildebeest in bushveld conditions may well call for even larger calibers, like the 9.3mm or the .375. Your Professional Hunter will be your best guide here.

Our outfitters typically hunt the Black Wildebeest in conjunction with a 7-10 day African Safari. One of our Experienced and Licensed Professional Hunters will be your guide during your Black Wildebeest Hunt. We typically hunt Black Wildebeest Safari Style, Spot and Stalk, or by Still Hunting if you are a Bow Hunter. We can accommodate all methods of Hunting for Black Wildebeest including Rifle, Bow, Black Powder and Crossbow. We can accommodate hunters of any age and experience level.