The lone ranger, the mysterious unicorn, the one-horned wonder…
Whatever you call him, there is no doubt that this male Waterbuck is a sight to behold. And when we find him on a game drive or guided walk, we consider ourselves blessed.
He is so mysterious, that the rare sight of him will have you conjuring up fantasies of how he came to be with one horn. Some say he is only visible on a full moon, others believe he is a guardian of the Waterbuck – watching over them from up high on the plains.
But the simple truth is that in a near-fatal attack, another male Waterbuck ripped his horn right off the base of his skull. Miraculously surviving, and with his wound healed, to this day he remains a mysterious creature, letting no human or animal get too close.
A striking recluse, we’ve noticed that he battles to form a bond with the herd. Is his single horn a threat to the others, causing them to keep their distance? Or does it render him weak and defenceless, preventing him from holding his territory?
Join me in search of the Nambiti Hills Unicorn – a photo opportunity not to be missed!