The gerenuk is adaptable and does well in a variety of habitats, inhabiting dry savanna and subtropical/tropical dry shrubland habitats.
The gerenuk inhabits dry savanna and subtropical/tropical dry shrubland habitats including bushland, thickets, and semi-arid and arid thornush below 1,600 meters.
The habitat that the gerenuk occupies varies from the treeless plains of Tanzania in the southern reaches of its range to the dry high deserts of Kenya. They are adaptable and do well in a variety of habitats, provided there is a good supply of succulent plants.
The gerenuk avoids dense woodlands and very open, grass-dominated habitats.