Been checking out this forum a lot the last few days, and I really liked what I saw, so I joined. My two friends and I are planning a trip to Africa in 2014. I know that's a ways off, but we want to do it right. We are also bring our wives along as non-hunters, and they will want very nice accommodations, along with non-hunting activities/excursions that they will enjoy. These are really important to us, we want to keep the wives happy, and I imagine that will limit our options a bit as far as the hunting goes, but so be it. We are mostly thinking plains game. I have noticed Namibia is a bit less expensive, but South Africa has more non-hunting activities to choose from. I have already done a lot of looking at this site and others for how to prepare for the trip, and looking at what must be hundreds of outfitters. I must say it's a bit overwhelming! I am hoping the info I get from this website helps my friends and I make a well-informed decision so our Africa hunt is the hunt of a lifetime.