The oryx, also known as a gemsbok, is a spectacular antelope that is highly adapted to life in the desert. This species is often not found on typical safari itineraries but is a wonderful reward to those who diversify the habitats that they visit on their trip.
Central Kalahari Game Reserve, especially during the summer season when many thousand will gather in the rich valley areas of the reserve. Etosha is an excellent location and they can often be seen at waterholes leading to interesting interaction with other species. Seeing the oryx walk single file on red sand dunes is a classic sighting and best done in the Namib desert of Namibia.
Other Areas of Note
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa and Botswana. In Kenya Samburu Game Reserve and Tsavo National Park are good places to see oryx.