Here's a challenge for someone: I live in Zambia and have just built a smoker. Being from the U.S., I never paid much attention to tree species or anything of that sort when choosing smoking woods. Hickory was my go-to wood for just about everything I smoked. Zambia, unfortunately, has no Hickory, so far as I can tell. There is little information about predominant tree species, and those that are listed are not familiar to me. So, does anyone have knowledge about smoking woods in sub-Saharan Africa? It's worth a free meal and lodging at my place, if ever you're tromping through Lusaka, Zambia.