In the thread about Anthony Howland's tragic accident a couple of post were made concerning gun safety and carry techniques while in Africa. Certain aspects of gun/hunting safety are common and relevant no matter where you hunt. However in Africa, or at least in my experience, the demands are different. In my North American experience I usually hunt alone or with one person. In Africa at a minimum you will have a PH, tracker, and a game scout. Throw in an appy, cameraman, and your wife your hunting party could overthrow a small country. Another difference is I have never been charged by a whitetail deer or bear for that matter. Elephants in Africa seems to hate me and are hell bent on killing me. Buffalo do not like me much either. The posts that will follow will of course be of differing opinions, however if one of us could learn something and prevent an accident it is worth the differing opinions. My first trip to Tanzania was for buffalo. I asked my PH if he wanted me to chamber a round. His response was unless I planned to beat the buffalo to death with the stock his suggestion was to load the rifle. I have carried my double "Africa" style while loaded. It is a K-Gun and three PHs had no problem with this method. Bolt guns are loaded when leaving the truck and carried on a sling. Muzzle control is of the utmost importance and safeties are always used. How do you carry in a DG area? In a PG only area?