I went in my first safari to Africa last year; hunting plains game hunting in Namibia with Kowas. I enjoyed the challenge of fair chase hunting in unfenced areas. I'm starting to think about my next trip. I'd like to hunt Cape Buffalo, but funds are likely to be limited as we will be moving house within the next two years. However, planning is part of the fun, so I have a initial questions which I'd appreciate some guidance on: As much as I'd love to hunt a bull, I think a cow will be more within my budget. Is there much difference in the hunting experience? Which country and time of year would you recommend? My wife enjoyed coming with me in Namibia; could she come along as an observer, or is it better to have as small a hunting group as possible? Which rifle calibre, make and model would you recommend? What factory ammunition would you suggest? Similarly, what optics should I use? I believe many hunters use low power variable scopes on QD mounts; are Aimpoint sights a good alternative? Sorry if some of the above seems a bit niave, but this will be a completely new experience for me.