Facts
  • NAME: WHITE IMPALA
  • SCIENTIFIC NAME: AEPYCEROS MELAMPUS
  • WEIGHT MALE: 50 KG
  • WEIGHT FEMALE: 40 KG
  • SHOULDER HEIGHT MALE: 90 C M
  • SHOULDER HEIGHT FEMALE: 80 CM
  • MATING SEASON: APRIL / MAY
Impala, White

The White Impala is not an albino, but simply a variation/mutation in colour from The Common Impala. Trophy hunting for White Impala is for the hunter who wants a unique and rare trophy.

Impala meat is known to be one of the tastiest in Africa. It is often used as bait for Leopard, and is excellent grilled food for hunters in camp.

The Impala is a highly gregarious species that prefer habitats such as open savannah areas and dense shrubbery. Impalas live of both leaves and grass, which makes it very adaptable to different terrain. Impalas are very dependent on water, and drink several times a day, and will therefore always be found near sources of water or ponds in the terrain.

When it comes to choice of rifle calibre for Impala-hunting, it is recommended to choose at least a 6.5x55. Larger riffle calibres will also be recommended. Only use high quality rifle projectiles, as this wild species is quite strong.

Side By Side Safaris has a large nearby hunting concession with a stock of White Impala, with a trophy quality of the highest possible standard.