Most of the hunting I do in Alaska requires knee-high rubber boots, hip waders, or technical mountain boots. None are well-suited for Africa. The area I hunted on the Eastern Cape of South Africa was comprised of rolling hills with some steep, rocky country. Everything was solid ground, and amazing to walk on for a tundra slogger like myself. I took a set of Lowa Zephyr TF boots, which have some support and protection from rocks, but are very lightweight and cool. The boots were great, but one thing I wished I’d brought were ankle gaiters. These aren’t the tall, mud, shale, and water gaiters many of us wear in the mountains of North America, but short little gaiters that just cover the top of your boots. They’re made of leather and are quiet. Most importantly, they keep all the bits of brush, grass seeds, and other junk out of your socks. I wish I had brought some.