I've been lurking in the shadows for a little while and decided it was time to join. I'll be going to South Africa for my first Africa trip in late February, looking for plains game animals with my brother (his first Africa trip as well). Once we booked a trip I started looking around on here occasionally and looking at some of the 'shot placement' info I found from this site. I've always enjoyed hunting and fishing, but hadn't been that interested in hunting Africa, then I became friends with a guy who has hunted Africa numerous times and in several countries. After hearing his stories and admiring his trophy room, I decided it was time to get off the fence and hunt Africa. The hunt is booked, airfare is purchased, I've arranged a gun service to speed up getting through customs, I've been practicing off of a standing tripod and getting more excited than 7 year old anticipating Christmas. Now, with less than 2 months before we leave, I'm trying to make sure everything is covered and we go prepared. Any suggestions of what gets overlooked and should or should NOT go, etc., etc. would be appreciated. I'm hoping to have some photos to share in March!