Welcome to the AH community from fellow Nashvillian. Best site on the net for all things Africa. Drop a PM if you want to chat!
I am about 1/2 mile from Bates Road.. Small world.Welcome aboard 19_A_CPT. We have "kin" that live on Bates Rd. My wife was born in Bon Aqua. Be sure to fully "vet" the outfitter for your upcoming hunt. Many of the hunts that are "auctioned off" aren't what they are expected to be. Other than that, your '06 with premium bullets will work well on Plains Game.
Welcome to AHNew guy in the African Safari line. Been hunting for a few years (25). Recently stepped out of the comfort zone of whitetail and elk and won an African Safari hunt in the LinPoPo Province at a Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet so we are in the planning phase of that for next summer.
Normally shoot a M70 in 30-06 and I have a matching 257 Roberts as well as the traditional Marlin 30-30 Lever Gun that my son is about to take over and then a little more modern 450 Bushmaster in AR platform.