hunting tips - where
Most nyala are hunted in the Kwazulu-Natal province of South Africa where they are endemic, with a few being taken in the rest of the country where they have been introduced onto game farms. They also occur in Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Malawi. The biggest trophies are definitely found in Natal in areas such as Mkuze, Magudu and Hluhluwe.
For the Mountain nyala you specifically hunt the Bale Mountains of Ethiopia and this competes with the Lord Derby Eland as the ultimate spiral horned hunt. Mountain Nyala quotas are very limited, as is hunting in Ethiopia with only 4 operators allowed to hunt the region. Of course many other safari operators offer these hunts but ultimately they all have to use one of the 4 Ethiopian operators.
hunting tips - the trophy
A good sized male will have a distinctive bell shaped set of horns, with the tips being ivory and flaring outwards. The initial outward curve should extend beyond the ears, turning inwards and forwards before flaring out into ivory tips. These days, on a typical 10-day safari, a 25 inch bull is a good starting point, with 28 and upwards being an exceptional trophy