>A recent trip took me to Swakopmund on the coast of Namibia for a week of work. At the end of our last day a group was able to visit the Namib Desert on an eco-focused tour in the form of a custom 4 hour trip. The thing that became apparent is how "lucky" you can be when you are with experienced people who really know the terrain. Our guide had over 20yrs experience and it was great as when you are guided you -
1. Don't get lost
2. See much more than you otherwise would
3. Can get around with much less impact on the environment than if you do it by yourself
4. Get to learn much more than with a basic guide book
and much more ...
Oh and in this case you need to go with a registered guide or have your own permit.
There can be disadvantages to guides giving you the tourist only view... [ Read more...