Cowboy in Africa! Boy, I had forgotten that one, but I remember Daktari, I grew up reading Ruark ( I think he would have been a superb safari companion, Hemingway a poor one). I grew up deer hunting in northern NY, and read every thing I could find about hunting Alaska and Africa, and many other places about the world. The wife and I had never been able to go away on a big trip, but had always anticipated going to Alaska...the problem was I didn't want to go and not see the Alaska I had dreamed of. A couple years ago I was at an auction house dropping some firearms off to sell to help finance a Newfoundland moose hunt. While there, I was talking guns with the auctioneer, and he asked if I had ever been to Africa. No. Well, we proceeded to have quite a long visit. I had never given second thought to Africa, even though my wife had many times asked if it would be feasible (she more wanting to just do the wildlife viewing thing). I brought it up with her, and we proceeded to look into it, and realized it was at least as, and generally more affordable than the Alaska trip that still wouldn't have been all I would want. We will be able to do plenty of the viewing she wants, and I will have a modest (but all that I would like) hunt.