I recently got some very good advice from some experienced African hunters who said "plan a long safari with a short list of animals because once your on the ground the price for additional animals is always negotiable".
From personal experience I can say for sure that animals you never thought you would be interested in can suddenly become something you can't resist on a first safari.Some very interesting points here for sure. The idea of having to reserve all my animals prior to a hunt would make me question my outfitter. I think it's great to have a wish list but priorities have a way of changing when seeing all the animals. This is especially true on a first time hunt. As stated before I can't imagine a PH saying you can't shoot an animal because you didn't "reserve" it.