In 2007, my dad, my wife, my daughter, and I went to Zimbabwe for 3 weeks, including a week of hunting at Chirisa with PH Pierre Van Wyk of HHK Safaris. Like everyone who has hunted in Africa, I couldn't wait to return. My dad and I planned a safari to South Africa for July 2009, but he was diagnosed with lung cancer (never a smoker -- just bad luck) in May 2009. Even after being diagnosed, my dad actually planned to squeeze in the safari between chemotherapy treatments! This seemed a bit unrealistic to me, and by the time July rolled around he was far too weak to travel. He died in August 2009. In July 2013 I began to plan a plainsgame safari, and ultimately decided (thanks in large part to AfricaHunting.com forum posts) to go to Namibia. I will post the details of the planning process in this thread, along with the hunt report a year or so from now. Stay tuned!