Tag Archives: Tiny Ten

In Search Of Dik-Diks

In case you were wondering, the odd name comes from Somalia, a simple version of this tiny antelope’s alarm call that, according to our SCI record book, sounds like “zhik-zhik.” Dik-dik is pretty close! The smaller races of dik-dik are almost the smallest animals with hooves and horns; only the tiny royal antelope of the West African forests is consistently smaller. But even the largest, Namibia’s Damara dik-dik, Continue reading In Search Of Dik-Diks


Tactics For The “Tiny Ten”

Every continent has its “small big game.” We have brockets, Asia has muntjacs and mouse deer, Europe has roebuck, and so forth, but no continent is so enriched as Africa with its profusion of pygmy antelopes. Continue reading Tactics For The “Tiny Ten”

The Tiny Ten

While not an official SCI quest like the African Big Five or the North American Grand Slam, the Tiny Ten can be just as challenging and fulfilling. Their diminutive size, extreme speed and choice of habitat bring their own set of challenges to the hunt. Here are the top of the Tiny Ten from the SCI Record Book.

The “Monster” Blue

Campfire stories often lead to unexpected adventures.
Campfire stories often lead to unexpected adventures.

I’ve never met anyone going on their first safari who says, “I’m going after the small stuff.” Like most first timers, visions of kudu and gemsbok filled my first safari dreams, and I had the good fortune of having Carl van Zijl from John X Safaris as my PH to help me earn them. Like most, both my wife and I were severely “bitten by the safari bug” on that first adventure in 2007. Continue reading The “Monster” Blue