@sestoppelman yeah BF took a turn quick. I have heard things about Benin and it appears that it isn't looking good. Cameroon in the Savannah areas seems ok, it was bad but it is improving. And I shouldn't say the hunting areas were bad but the areas and roads around some of the areas. The forest areas for Bongo doesn't sound great but seems more like local skirmishes. The issue is that anything can happen and stuff changes so fast. Hoping this time next year I will have something locked in.
Without appearing to be a defeatist, West Africa is a fricking mess. I'm not sure but it seems to me most of the globe political hotspots are near the equator. Anyone else see the correlation?
I was fortunate to hunt CAR, during a short window of political "stability". The big danger while I was there was Joesph Kony (LRA)
I'll never set foot in west Africa again. That said, I dearly want to walk after LDE with Christophe Morio, we were suppose to hunt together but the outfitter moved some PH assignments around.