freight hi husb0023, i am with a co called intercon that have offices based in harare zimbabwe and in johannesburg. you have some thought provoking posts in the thread already, but on the freight side, we are an independant co that has no affiliation to any outfitter or taxidermist. we will handle any of your trophies once dropped off by your PH and our dip and pack centre will dip and package your trophies at cost (your welcome to have our dip an pack fees just drop me an email) as well as providing you a proforma quote to your home country based on a volume metric advance on what you would like. this serves two purposes - 1 you deal only with one company for an end to end solution, no service providers or independant dip and pack operators, and one freight co from origin to delivery. 2 you will know all costs (to within 5 -10%) with you before and during your hunt. should you bag a record or animal that you suddenly would like to add you have all the costs at your finger tips whilst on your hunt to enable you to make that decsion. feel free to contact me should you require in info or help etc. regards ang.