When reading ads on safari offers can you really know what your getting and what you’re going to pay? I have noticed various different marketing techniques which can be a little misleading. 1. 7 DAY SAFARI read the small print and discover that pick up and return days are included (it’s a 5 DAY SAFARI) 2. Pick up and drop off fees flat rate, per person, per vehicle? 3. Trophy handling fee? 4. Charge for first night in camp (a different approach to those 7 days on a 5 day safari) 5. 7 days hunting/6 nights accommodation? (either it’s really early pick up or we’re road hunting from airport to lodge) In no way am I accusing outfitters of deceptive trade practices. Everyone has different ways to describe different things. A simple call to the outfitter will clear up any questions or doubts one might have. A side note to outfitters that don’t list trophy fees and rates, I’m not going to give you a call to find out. Unlisted rates and fees are like a fancy restaurant that has no prices on its menu. I’m not going to waste your time listening to your sales pitch only to find that I can’t afford you. Recommendations/reviews are real important but unless you know them personally, take it with a grain of salt. Ads on the internet should be just a guide. Communicate, communicate and communicate before you hop on that plane and you’ll have a great hunt.