Bok is the Afrikaans word for
antelope. It's so much easier to spell ! There are lots of different
species and we saw most of them.
This is a steenbok. They have
such delicate legs!
We were very lucky to see a pair of
common duiker. In the guide book they are described as the shy, elusive
common duiker--sort of an oxymoron.
Bushbok are often seen in the camps and
around the picnic areas. They have just a few spots scattered on their
sides near the back.
Impala are by far the most common
antelope. You see them in the road, and on both sides, in herds of
breeding females with one male and in small bachelor herds too. Often they
decide to all run across one way or the other and right in front of
you. They often do spectacular jumps which you're never quite ready
to catch on film.
The young ones are so adorable with their
skinny little legs. That M on their rears stands for MacDonalds because
they are the fast food of Africa.
They have rather sly facial expressions
sometimes. Here are a mature buck with a great set of horns, a graceful
doe, and a young buck with cute little horns.