A large antelope Greater Kudu crosses our path during the night safari that Orient Express performs at Camp Khwai River Lodge by Orient Express in Botswana , within the Moremi Game Wildlife Reserve , Botswana. The greater kudu or greater kudu ( Tragelaphus strepsiceros ) is a species of artiodactyl mammal of the subfamily Bovinae . It is a large African antelope and remarkable horn , which inhabits wooded savannah southern and eastern Africa . As a member of the genus Tragelaphus , has a clear sexual dimorphism . Antelope is the third in size , only surpassed by the two species of Taurotragus , 2 measured on average 2.20 m long and 1.50 m high and has a tail of 45 cm long. The average weight is 320 kg for males and 220 kg for females . The coat is gray to grayish brown with 7-10 white vertical stripes on each side. A clearer mane stands on the spine of the neck to the tail and mane long and narrow row , blackish base and white tips , growing in center of the neck and chest. The males have horns curved V with two or three turns in a spiral, which on average 1.25 m long. It lives in the bushes . Females and their young live in family groups and males in separate groups or solitary . Is nocturnal and feeds on leaves and tender branches . It is slow to walk but can jump up to 2 meters high.