Restricted in Africa to the eastern regions, the lesser kudu has been recorded from Ethiopia , Kenya , Somalia , Sudan , Tanzania , Uganda and Djibouti (Wilson & Reeder, 1993; East, 1996). A first map representing its geographic range was obtained from Estes (1991), then refined using the more detailed country maps in East (1988), as indicated by Dr. R. East (23 June ‘97). In Fig its presence in Djibouti should be marked as "possible" as data are uncertain (East, 1996).
Categorical-discrete (CD) distribution model
The species occurs in areas dominated by arid bushes and scrubs (Kingdon, 1997; East, 1988; Stuart & Stuart, 1997).