I'm seriously considering a trip to Africa, but like a lot of people, I know that it may be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. So I really want to make sure that I do all the things I have dreamed of doing on the continent while there, since I may never make it back. After scouring the web for information, I am afraid that my menu of activities may put me well over budget. So I am debating whether to skip some of the aspects of my "ideal" safari, and just go experience Africa, even if it's not perfect - or whether to wait a few more years until maybe I can afford to do it my way. I know there are no right or wrong answers and that ultimately it is my decision. But I would love to hear the thoughts of those of you who have been to Africa multiple times and tried different things, as to which way you would lean if you were in my situation. My "ideal" safari would go something like this: 4-5 days of plains game hunting with target species of red hartebeest, impala, and springbok. 2 days of wingshooting, either for francolin over dogs or for sandgrouse and doves from blinds. 2 days in the Okavango delta fishing for tigerfish and catfish. And finally, a couple of days relaxing, sightseeing (maybe a trip to Victoria Falls), and eating as much of my bushmeat as possible, since I can't take it back to the U.S. My preliminary research indicates that all of this would cost me around $6000-$7000 US, not counting airfare to Africa. My budget, right now, is about $4000, maybe a little over. And that would have to include dip, pack and ship. As for where to go in Africa, I am leaning toward Namibia for the plains game, simply because of the species that I want to hunt, and also the relative proximity to the Okavango for the fishing. But I am open to suggestion. If necessary, I could live without the side trip to Vic Falls, since that is rather out of the way (but would certainly be an awesome thing to see). So there you have it. Let's hear from you seasoned veterans as to what my options are and what you would do. I'll bet some of you have some good stories to tell!