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Marcos Solis-Peralta (Guide)

I was Born in Chile and emigrated to South Africa in 1981, which became my home, my Africa. I have been guiding for over 20 years.

I have traveled extensively through South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Namibia, Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe and Popular Trips in South America, which is my place of origin.

I absolutely Love Africa and its people and cultures. I love experiencing the continent and its wonders, and I like the opportunity to show guests, what we have to offer in this wonderful place.

I specialize in all kinds of outdoor and adventure activities, including: Hiking, River rafting, Walking Safaris, Canopy touring, Bungie jumping, Zip Line, Quad Biking, Horse Riding, Sky Diving, Shark Cage Diving, Snorkeling, you name it. I love them all.

I have done most of the famous walks including Drakensberg, Blyde River, Tsitsikama trail, Otter Trail, Cederberg mountains, Former Ciskey, Fish river Canyon in Namibia.

I have climbed many times Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
I am also an experienced 4X4 driver, and can arrange 4X4 trips for guests that like to get completely away from everything.
I have been to the highest peak in the Andes Mountain and I am a keen climber.

In South Africa I know most of the tourist routes including: Panorama, Kruger Park, St Lucia, Durban, Golden Gate, Natal Drakensberg, Port Elizabeth, Garden Route, Cape Town and Winelands, Cederberg, West coast, Namaqualand, Richtersveld and much More.

I know most of the routes in the countries I mentioned and I am not scared to try something new or places I have not been to.

I have been involved with groups of people from 2 to 250, managing all aspects of the trips, including , accommodation, meals, travel arrangements and activities.

I like to meet new people and have no problem dealing with whatever comes my way during a trip.

I love Children and Having Fun with Them  

Traveling is my passion and showing the continent is my hobby.

I like to do my Tours in a relaxed, enjoyable and unforgettable manner (Polepole Style), with flexibility to allow for customization according to the guests needs and interests.

On a more personal note, I am also a Dancer, teaching ballroom and Latino American dancing at our studio, and I am an Endurance Long distance runner taking part in Ultra marathons and the like. Amongst my other talents I am a Photographer, an Artist and a Computer Technician.

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My motto is: " Life is too precious to waste it, I will enjoy it at its fullest"

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