Welcome - I am also from Missouri...small town called Sikeston in the SE corner, have you heard of it? you will find this site to be a great asset and full of information.
I'm headed on Safari now, so good luck and if I can assist with anything you can call me in the USA.
Enjoy gathering useful information to take an informative decision.
No matter if you select the outfitter yourself or select an agent, one important TIP:
TALK to references. My advise, despite of the reference list that your agent / outfitter might provide, also select an trophy hunting image and request to talk to that client. This way you ensure that YOU choose the references.
Enjoy the planning process - it forms a huge FUN part of your safari.
Greetings all! I've been a hunter for 50 years, but only now planning a trip to Africa. I was fortunate and successfully bid on a couple hunts for plains game in SA later this year and next. Also a rare Native Texas (5th generation) and USMC Vet. Hunt safe y'all!