Hello all. I'm Dave.
My wife and I are in the initial phase of planning our first hunting safari in Africa. We've done a couple of safari tours in Kenya and Tanzania previously but have never hunted on the continent before. We're looking forward to it. Hoping to learn a lot here before we make the trip.
We're not really sure yet where we will go, or who we will hunt with (again, we're just starting to plan), but we seem to be leaning toward either South Africa or Namibia right now. We're also undecided if we will do a plains game hunt, or dive in deep and go for cape buffalo. Hopefully we will start making some final decisions soon and start preparing.
I'm fairly new to the site, but it was a great help and I ended up booking for June 2017 in Namibia. There are so many outfitters to choose from. This site has a "plethora" of information. My recommendation is to read through hunt reports on the various operations in the countries you're interested, then contact those people directly. Also, if you're an archer like myself, know that you cannot hunt the BIG 5 in Namibia with a bow. Good luck and happy hunting!