Well, I can now tell you, if you didn't already know, I sort of did. The high cost!! Holy smokes. As some of you know a while back I announced like a fool that I had a plan to hunt Burkina Faso for roan, buffalo etc. It was getting close to booking. Then BF sort of fell apart with terror attacks from ISIS, Boko Haram and probably others. The country is currently a basket case. So shoot! Then Benin looked like a good alternative; same general area and species, costs etc. Then incursions from BF were happening into the hunting areas of Benin's northern border with BF! Oh great, so for the time being that is scratched as well, though its not as dicey as BF and perhaps will become viable again soon, we hope. There are others here who had/have similar plans. So I started looking at Zambia, a country I have long wanted to hunt. In fact my first safari was to have been there, in 1985, but a better offer came to me and I ended up in Tanzania for a first hunt. Boo hoo right? So started looking for a hunt in Zambia for roan, Cooksons wildebeest, hyena!!, puku and perhaps bushbuck etc. Got some pretty fast answers to my inquiries. As my old dad used to say, I nearly fell off the Christmas tree when I started seeing some of the associated costs and high trophy fees! Good grief! The least expensive quote for roan was $6000 US, just the trophy fee! When factoring in high concession fees for any govt land hunt, the usual sky high transfer and charter fees, high daily rates, the whole thing is well over $30K not counting R/T airfare and other associated costs. It could easily top $40K all in. I can live with some things, but I will be damned if I will pay upwards of 6-7K for one relatively common animal, not gonna happen. I actually had one quote of 15K for a roan! So back to the drawing board. I have gone back and forth with a couple of outfitters/agents and one or two are still working on better offers so will reserve final judgment until all offers are seen. It might still happen... I know there are agents here that offer hunts in Zambia, and I have been in touch with at least one here and another that used to be here. Others don't seem to have what I am looking for. No disrespect meant to anyone. This is just my opinion and maybe I am all wet, but I think it may explain why we don't see much about Zambia here. Unless someone comes up with a great and reasonable offer I will be looking elsewhere. Please don't ask me here, if I have contacted any specific outfitter/agents, PM me if you like. Chances are I already have or for my own reasons choose not to.