Someone wrote to me asking me this question and I thought that it would be interesting to hear everyone's take on it... here is what I responded. I usually recommend to those who want to do a side excursion to do it after their hunt especially on their first trip to Africa. It is a very nice and more relaxing way to end the trip. Some hunts can be tiring but also you will have gained experiences through your hunting safari and PH, something that will definitely help you appreciate, enjoy and look at things from a more knowledgeable perspective during your photo safari. If you do it prior to the hunt, I have heard hunters say that the anticipation to start the hunt was almost overpowering and detracted somewhat from the tour... I think that a bit of tourism is a great addition especially since you are already traveling all the way to Africa for your hunt.