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.