Well I am down to 16 more sleeps before my 2nd safari with Chris Troskie. I am almost giddy with excitement. I have gone over and over my list of items to pack and I think I have it all figured out. I am having some issues with the German gun permit but I am hoping that will be sorted soon. If there was one item that nobody seems to write down on the pack lists that you more experienced safari guys "must have", what would that be? Also I have racked my brain trying to get a feel for the size of Nyala. Sometimes I get it down to within an inch of what the written length of the ram is. Then other times I am off by as much as 5 or 6. I gotta say it is bloody frustrating. Any tips there? I have heard that I will know a monster when I see it. And when I see a cranker on the ground, nicely lit, without trees to distort the horns, there is no question that I know the thing is huge. I have real trouble when viewing photos that are not staged. Looking forward to hearing from anyone that has something to offer.