Thats funny stuff right there.* Advertising a 1000 acre high-fenced enclosure as "free-range hunting".
* Hearing American hunters say "Berger VLDs are fantastic on African animals because that's what the Best of the West guys use".
* When drivers cruise the bakie through webs full of huge spiders with you sitting in the safari seat.
* The fact that I will never be able to judge a Gemsbok (they all look the same to me).
* Watching trackers/skinners grab some vegetation off the side of the trail, roll it in pieces of newspaper, and smoke it.
* Eating unidentifiable meat, of unidentifiable vintage at roadside food stands.
* Buying a genuine African souvenir for $50, only to find the same exact thing at the Home Goods store near my house for $15.
* The McDonald's french fries in Africa are horrible.
While people thinking Africa is one big country is something I dislike it has in the past worked in favour.
I was working in New Zealand for 6 months and needed a driving licence. I did some research and saw that the authorities there wouldn't reciprocate my Zambian licence and that I would have to do a full test. I went in and filled out the forms, the nice lady behind the counter said "Zambia, that's in South Africa right? Great so you won't have to do a full test". I just smiled and waved!
Pet Peeve :1
Hunters that contact PH's or hunting areas behind the outfitter's back to try and work a better deal. If it was not for the outfitter, you would never have met the PH, or visited the hunting area. The hunting industry is a small community, and the ethical PH's, which I still like to believe there are more than there are non ethical PH's, will always inform the outfitter of the hunting client's actions. Leaves a sour taste.
Pet Peeve :2
Trying to guide the guide. Not speaking of swapping ideas on a stalk. This is always welcome, and two minds are always better than one.