I decided to rent a gun from the outfitter just to avoid the chaos and unexpected of traveling with my rifle. I'm also spending quite a bit of time beyond the hunt for sight seeing so it just doesn't seem worth it to me to have to worry about hauling it all over Namibia and South Africa.
This is my first trip over so I'm pretty excited. It's been on my bucket list for years.
I've thought about going after giraffe but I'm just not sure how challenging the hunt really is. I've seen some pretty curious comments about them where people have walked right up to them and then others say as long as you try and stalk them it makes it harder. They're fairly reasonable in costs but the tanning and other costs are outrageous. I'll probably just pass on it.
I hope you enjoy your time over there and get to see some amazing things, it should be a fun experience.