T-minus 3 days. it's finally here or should I say, it's here already??!!! I thought I would start this thread to talk about preparation. I may not post while hunting, but will update the thread when we return. Outfitter/PH: Manuel Corona Majune Safaris, Niassa, Mozambique. www.majunesafaris.com but his most up to date information is on Facebook - with some very nice trophies so far this season. Manuel has managed his concession for ten years and it is 790,700 acres. We are the only hunters in camp from Oct 24 through Nov 6 inclusive of travel days. Camp is en suite tents on cement slabs. US Booking Agent: Ken Wilson, Sportsmen on Film Hunt: 12 Days plus arrival and departure for Buffalo, Sable and Plains Game. Manuel and Ken donated the hunt to 2016 DSC Convention and I was the high bidder. The donated hunt included my daily rates only. So, taxes, trophy fees, Ann's observer rates, etc. are in addition. Travel Agent: Esplanade Route, Airlines and Accommodations: Tampa to Atlanta to Joberg on Delta. 1 night at Africa Sky Guest House, SA to Maputo with 1 night at the Raddison Blu. LAM from Maputo to Lichinga with connection via Tete. LAM from Lichinga back to Maputo and then we are staying at the Machangulo Lodge for several days to relax on the beach and fish with Gozo Azul one day. Then SA to Joberg and Delta back to Tampa via Atlanta. Targeted Animals: Buffalo, Roosevelt's Sable, and Grants Zebra. Secondary are Lichtenstein Hartebeest and Eland. That's the budget. The first three are the total focus and the others target of opportunity. I could go for a Waterbuck or Southern Reedbuck instead of one of the secondary animals. Firearms: I decided to use Manuel's camp rifles in 375 H&H and 7mm - Blazers. I forgot what glass he told me has on them. It was a considerable savings and much less hassle than bringing my CZ 550's. I've still been out shooting to make sure that aspect is ready for the hunt. Preparation: Ann and I both stay in shape as a general course of living. However, we did amp our workouts up a bit. I have been hiking on the weekends with a 10 lb waste belt and 18 lb day pack 5 - 6 miles in 95 degree Florida humidity as well as doing some light weights. Ann runs 5 miles several times a week along with her paddle boarding (SUP).