I'd consider asking him to make the following more important than the ambiguous and very subjective choice of the "best" lodge: -reputation of outfitter -what he wants to hunt - trophy quality of area for what he wants to hunt -references Nice accomidations are a dime a dozen in Africa. Even the bushcamps are really nice. Your laundry gets done, staff is helpful and the food is great. When I think of the best safaris I have been on, the last thing I think about is the accomidation. My best hunt in Africa, in a remote camp in the Omay in the Zambezi Valley, I did not see camp in the light until my 5th day there because that was the day I killed the second of my primary two trophies I was after. My two cents....I am also pretty ADHD, have way too high of a metabolism and rarely can sit still enough to enjoy a nice camp. Eventually I will slow down and smell the roses amd enjoy the diner things in life! Best wishes for you and your buddy!