For all those contemplating their first safari in Africa, this warning is for YOU. DO NOT GO! Take it from one who has been afflicted for seven years with a disease acquired during their first hunt with no cure or easing of symptoms in sight. It is known by 99.9% (maybe more). of every African hunter. I say this because there is no known or soon to be known cure and no research to even attempt to cure it. It is that hopeless. It is known by its Latin name Safarisafricanus multa (multiple African safaris). Symptoms of the affliction usually appear by the second day of one's first visit to a hunting venue on the Dark Continent. The first sign is usually the thought "How the hell am I going to get back here again"? Others, which can be immediate or delayed, include but are not limited to, perusing websites such as gunbroker.com (for dangerous game rifles), AfricaHunting com (for the next hunt), European and American gun manufacturers like CZ-USA.com and Ruger.com. It's almost certain one has been afflicted when, in discussing firearms (or anything else for that matter), the word African rolls off the tongue easier than any other spoken word, e.g. Winchester Model 70 AFRICAN. Similar verbal signs are conversations peppered with the utterings of words and phrases such as Rigby, Merkel, four oh four Jeffery, four-fifty-eight Winchester, three-seventy-five Holland and Holland, Nitro Express or any cartridge with MAGNUM (or mag for short) in the name (three hundred WIN MAG). The disease is, in some cases, contagious. One must be careful when around other hunters lest they become weakened and start down the road to the same malady. An early indication of this would be an exchange of emails and phone numbers. Attending hunting shows, especially ones by major organizations, can cause early onset of the disease, without the victim realizing it until returning home to check their financial condition and whether or not that remodeling job can really wait and not cause marital strife or even worse, HIDS (hunting induced divorce syndrome). On the other hand, to some, the disease can be akin to leprosy. Woe be it to them who ask ANY question about past or future "vacations" and out comes the smartphone or tablet with forty seven photos of you holding your rifle, plopped up on top of some disheveled, one eye closed gargantuan beast with its tongue hanging out, and you smiling ear to ear, accompanied by a one hour presentation of your adventure and more photos of your trophies. A sign of immunity would be the recipient saying something like "I have to get home and mow the grass" when there's fifteen minutes of daylight remaining. In closing, I hope this helps those considering that first African safari. T-I-C post, Hog.