You think the bills are coming in now. Just wait until you get home and have to have your trophies shipped home. That’s when you really start to wonder about how much the trip really costs. It is a huge amount. I know cause I just made my next to last payment for my trophies from Namibia. Just waiting for the shipper to email me about their cost.
With all due respect, trophy prep and shipping charges vary greatly depending on safari company and country. I think he will find Muchinga to be quite reasonable as far as this is concerned. They do their own processing and when I hunted with them I was very pleased with the condition of my trophies and overall cost. IIRC, dip & pack was $1,500 which is pretty reasonable these days.