@AGNKdon’t get me wrong, I understand the value of the local PH who knows the lay of the land and to find game but once that has been accomplished surely the the client may have the opportunity to actually take over the hunt ....that is the hunt! ....But if the PH hands it to you on a plate?....dangerous game or not...
Believe me the PH doesn't just hand it to you. To me when I hunted in Namibia it was the tracker that did the guiding for the stalk. I learned more from my tracker in a 10 day hunt than I had in my time hunting OZ. The PH is there for legal reasons and to keep you safe and make sure you get the best possible trophies.
One bloke in our group did a 30km hike over 3 days just to get his kudu and if you told him it was handed to him by the PH you would need a good pair of earmuff so you wouldn't hear his tirade. My longest spot and stalk was 9km and I can assure you it wasn't an easy 9 k.
If you really want to test your stamina sit in a thorn bush hide in 36 degrees Celsius for 6 hours waiting for the right animal.
Your PH and tracker want you to have a great hunt so it wouldn't hurt to ask if you could lead the stalk sometimes. You WILL only get one of two answers but I would wait until I had my first animal in the salt before asking, you u mate y change your mind.