Everyone has given great advice. I know before my first trip, I researched all the animals that were available in my price range and then started sorting them out.
Planning your trip is just part of the excitement. And be ready to fall in love & to be addicted to Africa.
Like someone said before, don't overlook a zebra !! Zebra was right at the top of my list along with a kudu. Zebra's make a beautiful mount, here is a picture of mine.