Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 28

Best Tasting African Animal

This is a discussion on Best Tasting African Animal within the Before & After the Hunt forums, part of the HUNT AFRICA category; I haven't read any posts on this topic but excuse the redneck in me. I am moving to Dar next ...

  1. #1
    ECHIV's Avatar
    ECHIV is offline AH Member
    Joined
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    28

    Member of currently none, formerly NRA, DU, NAHC

    Hunted Alaska, Texas, Wyoming, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Kansas

    ECHIV has no Photos

    Default Best Tasting African Animal

    I haven't read any posts on this topic but excuse the redneck in me. I am moving to Dar next week and am curious about what everyones favorite animal is not just to hunt, but also to eat? I have friends in Dar who vote Zebra as their favorite and talked with another person who really loved Cape Buffalo. What is your favorite?

  2. #2
    Thunder head's Avatar
    Thunder head is offline AH Enthusiast
    Joined
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    361

    Member of NWTF, NRA

    Default

    We had Kudu, impala, gemsbok, and eland while i was in camp.

    Gemsbok stew was my favorite dish.
    I have walked in the tracks of the elephant, heard the lion roar and met the buffalo on his terms. I shall never be the same.

  3. #3
    monish's Avatar
    monish is offline AH Elite
    Joined
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    1,520

    Member of AfricaHunting.com

    Hunted Tanzania, Nepal, Canada,

    Default

    ECHIV

    Impala , kudu , warthog are delicious do try a croc too , it tastes yummy !!! if marinated and fried well.

    Monish
    ITS NOT THE RIFLE BUT THE MAN BEHIND THE RIFLE

  4. #4
    M'bogo hunter's Avatar
    M'bogo hunter is offline AH Senior Member
    Joined
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    81

    Hunted Tanzania.

    Default

    Go for the Thomson's gazelle, that's the tastiest i've ever eaten. I still believe that taste largely depends on the cook and his cooking style.Croc is good too but old ones can be tough.Hippo tastes like chicken and rabbit is also good.
    Drinking a sundowner and sleeping to the sounds of roaring lions after a long day of trekking in the African wilds is an experience of a lifetime .

  5. #5
    TOM's Avatar
    TOM
    TOM is offline AH Elite
    Joined
    May 2009
    Posts
    1,595

    Member of SCI,DSC, QDMA, QU

    Hunted Africa...are there other continents to hunt?

    Default

    Ostrich, zebra and gemsbok were/are my favorites.
    Tom

  6. #6
    Shallom's Avatar
    Shallom is online now AH Enthusiast
    Joined
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    383

    Hunted Tanzania, Germany, Austria, USA.

    Default

    Eland is awesome - but i can tell you from personal experience that some of the best tasting meat is not from the best looking animal - i think cane rat and porcupine are some of the most tender and delicious cuts out there. For me, Eland is the best, but they are not an easy to get animal and enjoyed only a few times a season. I think i had also mentioned somewhere before - lion rump steak is damn good too. Rich & red.
    Ryan Shallom
    www.greenleaf-tanzania.com
    Tanzania, East-Africa

  7. #7
    PAGuardian is offline AH Member
    Joined
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    16

    Hunted Namibia

    PAGuardian has no Photos

    Default

    While in Namibia we tried kudu, gemsbok, and springbok. One night we had kudu cutlets that were my absolute favorite. Gemsbok was also very good and springbok seemed to have a more 'sweet' taste to it.
    Isihlahla saziwa ngezithelo zaso.

  8. #8
    ThomasBeaham's Avatar
    ThomasBeaham is offline BRONZE SUPPORTER
    Joined
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    288

    Member of SCI, NRA Life Member, Ducks Unlimited

    Hunted Republic South Africa (Limpopo)

    Default

    Ryan, have you ever tried spotted hyena? Hyena is on my wish list for an upcoming hunt but not sure I want to bag one if it's not edible.

  9. #9
    Shallom's Avatar
    Shallom is online now AH Enthusiast
    Joined
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    383

    Hunted Tanzania, Germany, Austria, USA.

    Default

    Thomas... there are two animals that will never come close to my taste buds and that is hyena and baboon! You go right ahead and try a hyena if you want, but I doubt there will be any positive reports to make. The animals has a stink that would put a skunk to shame and am sure that stench permeates the flesh as well! I am glad to come across someone who wants to try it though and we are all waiting to hear your verdict... Keep us posted bwana!
    Ryan Shallom
    www.greenleaf-tanzania.com
    Tanzania, East-Africa

  10. #10
    RonnieW is offline New Member
    Joined
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    3

    Member of WPMSSA

    Hunted South Africa

    RonnieW has no Photos

    Default

    Have you ever tried porcupine? tastes just like Karoo lamb

  11. #11
    ECHIV's Avatar
    ECHIV is offline AH Member
    Joined
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    28

    Member of currently none, formerly NRA, DU, NAHC

    Hunted Alaska, Texas, Wyoming, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Kansas

    ECHIV has no Photos

    Default

    Keep the reports coming. I appreciate all the input. I don't think I will be trying Hyena. A friend shot a spring Grizzly that was eitehr pretty good or absolutely awful depending on how it was cooked. I think Carnivores and Omnivores are like that. I do like Alligator and think I will have to try and shoot and eat a Crocodile.

  12. #12
    speedbump's Avatar
    speedbump is offline AH Member
    Joined
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    37

    Member of Rowland Ward Guild, NRA (Life Member), ISRA

    Hunted Namibia

    Default

    From my experience, eating antelope every day for two weeks:
    1. Eland
    2. Gemsbok
    3. Red hartebeeste
    4. Kudu

    There are lots of others I'd like to try. All the venison there tastes fantastic, no strong taste like poorly prepared deer. Most were pretty similar, but the eland was truly special. The hartebeeste was a redder, juicier meat. Kudu seemed a bit grainer than gemsbok or eland.

    Just to whet your appetite, here's some red hartebeest on the braai and table along with some fresh farm eggs, gouda cheese, and Windhoek Light near Hauschabfontein, Namibia, 2008:







    Attached Images Attached Images

  13. #13
    AfricaHunting.com's Avatar
    AfricaHunting.com is online now Jerome Philippe, Founder of AfricaHunting.com
    Joined
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    15,778

    Member of AfricaHunting.com

    Hunted Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, France, Spain, USA

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by speedbump View Post
    speedbump, Did you let this cannibalistic Armoured Cricket feast on your meat? In Namibia, every decade or so, they come out of nowhere in the millions, like the locust in the bible and devour anything in their path including each other!

    Jerome Philippe, Founder of AfricaHunting.com
    Visited by over 240,000 hunters monthly, viewing 2.5 million pages, generating 14.5 million hits over 11,000 members (statistics Jan 2014).

    Click HERE to Support AH

    If you enjoy this site then tell fellow hunters about it!

    Our community is a place for seasoned African hunters and those who dream of someday hunting in Africa. I hope that you will find AfricaHunting.com a great place to spend time preparing for or dreaming about your future African hunting safari or reliving your last.

  14. #14
    speedbump's Avatar
    speedbump is offline AH Member
    Joined
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    37

    Member of Rowland Ward Guild, NRA (Life Member), ISRA

    Hunted Namibia

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by AfricaHunting.com View Post
    speedbump, Did you let this cannibalistic Armoured Cricket feast on your meat? In Namibia, every decade or so, they come out of nowhere in the millions, like the locust in the bible and devour anything in their path including each other!
    Jerome, he was a very sociable host ... UNLIKE his stinger tailed neighbor ! I saw many there. I only saw one swarm - on the B2 near Karibib, but the rest were scattered. This fella came out every time I sat down to eat and just wandered over to visit.

  15. #15
    monish's Avatar
    monish is offline AH Elite
    Joined
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    1,520

    Member of AfricaHunting.com

    Hunted Tanzania, Nepal, Canada,

    Default

    Thomas,

    The damn thing stinks , let alone the thougt of adding it to the menu.

    Monish
    ITS NOT THE RIFLE BUT THE MAN BEHIND THE RIFLE

  16. #16
    monish's Avatar
    monish is offline AH Elite
    Joined
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    1,520

    Member of AfricaHunting.com

    Hunted Tanzania, Nepal, Canada,

    Default

    Ronnie

    Yes you r correct here it tastes more like a Luscious piggy .

    Monish
    ITS NOT THE RIFLE BUT THE MAN BEHIND THE RIFLE

  17. #17
    monish's Avatar
    monish is offline AH Elite
    Joined
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    1,520

    Member of AfricaHunting.com

    Hunted Tanzania, Nepal, Canada,

    Default

    Speedbump,

    That looks Scrumptious !!!!

    Monish
    ITS NOT THE RIFLE BUT THE MAN BEHIND THE RIFLE

  18. #18
    monish's Avatar
    monish is offline AH Elite
    Joined
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    1,520

    Member of AfricaHunting.com

    Hunted Tanzania, Nepal, Canada,

    Default

    Ryan

    Lion rump steak ????? felines edible never heard of it . How does it tastes ? is the meat with thick strands ??

    Monish
    ITS NOT THE RIFLE BUT THE MAN BEHIND THE RIFLE

  19. #19
    Shallom's Avatar
    Shallom is online now AH Enthusiast
    Joined
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    383

    Hunted Tanzania, Germany, Austria, USA.

    Default

    Monish,
    it is some of the best meat i have had - deep red, with a unique taste that suggests you do not need to add much salt and very tender for such a muscular animal. But i recommend the rump as i have tried other cuts and do not think they are as good. Leopard i will eat but do not prefer over lion. The taste of lion rump is truly tasty and enjoyable. Needs just a hint of garlic/ginger/pepper and lots of cold beer/whisky on rocks/ gin & tonic or a good red wine.... or all of the above in small doses and after every course.
    Ryan Shallom
    www.greenleaf-tanzania.com
    Tanzania, East-Africa

  20. #20
    daggaboyblog's Avatar
    daggaboyblog is offline AH Veteran
    Joined
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    179

    Member of Peninsular Firearms Academy

    Hunted Australia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Malta

    Default

    In Zimbabwe we had crocodile tail about 24 hours after it was shot. Makuka boiled it for 3 hours before dipping it in his secret batter and deep frying it! Brilliant!
    Cape buffalo Schnitzel was fantastic. We took the inside fillet and left the rest of the old boy to the local community who had him hanging in strips in no time. Surprisingly tender. And Chicere, the old man who spotted my dagga boy asked very politely if he could have the testicles - I was happy to give them to him...
    On our last hunt we shot nyala and tsessebe in the last week if the hunt and had a mixed braai of the two with a pile of boerwoers. It wasn't the best meal I ever had, but it was the most expensive!
    But the number one all time best African game meat? Well in our book it's a draw - eland and warthog.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. My Favorite Animal
    By Bobpuckett in forum Humorous Jokes, Stories or Pictures
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-29-2011, 11:21 AM
  2. Animal skins
    By kalomin in forum Free Classifieds
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-14-2011, 09:08 PM
  3. Animal movement in SA
    By dreaming in forum Hunting Africa
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11-16-2010, 04:30 PM
  4. My wife's first animal ever.
    By Leeukop Safaris in forum Hunting Africa
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 07-14-2010, 10:24 AM
  5. Wrong Animal!! Now what?
    By mstewart44 in forum Before & After the Hunt
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 12-30-2009, 02:25 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •