My family and I are moving to Ghanzi, Botswana later this year where I am starting a horseback outfitter's business. I know that the firearms laws are extremely restrictive in Botswana, so all of this may be a moot point. I have been hunting Alaska for years with a Marlin .45-70. I have taken caribou, moose and grizzly, love the gun, love the round. I know, however, it is not the most practicle round for Africa. A little short ranged for plains game and a little light for dangerous game. Also, I expect ammo will be a little hard to come by. I want something to hunt plains game for myself, but also to carry horseback on some deeper trips into the Kalahari for "just in case" I have a nice Winchester Model 70 (post -64) in 30-06, a bit light for an angry...anything? Also, as wonderful as a model 70 is, they are not good full-time scabbard guns for a professional horseman. I am looking at a Ruger Number 1 in .375HH, great scabbard gun, good stopper, too much for plains game? It's going to be so hard to get permission to bring anything in permanent, I only want to work on one rifle right now, and it's going to be so hard, I want it to be the right one. I would appreciate any and all advice and insight from you guys, I know enough to know when I know... nothing.