The red lechwe is a beautiful, medium-sized, semi-aquatic plains game antelope. Red lechwe prefer to live around a floodplain or body of water. They will feed in water up to shoulder height, and often dunk their heads underwater to eat aquatic plants.
Red lechwe hunts can be difficult mostly because of the terrain that they live in. A trophy red lechwe ram will have thick bases running sideways and up from the head, flaring out wide before starting a forward curve. The tips should continue upwards and be smooth and shiny. While some game ranches in South Africa have the highly sought after red lechwe, they live primarily in Botswana, Namibia and Zambia. They are mostly hunted in the floodplains of the Okavango Delta in Botswana.