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 travelled extensively through South Africa, Swaziland, Namibia, Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and popular places. I absolutely love Africa, 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, bungee jumping, you name it. I love them all. I have done most of the famous walks including Drakensberg, Blyde River, Tsitsikamma trail, Otter Trail, Cederberg Mountains, Former Ciskey, Fish River Canyon in Namibia, and I have climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania many times. 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, 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 150, 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. Travelling is my passion and showing the continent is my hobby. I like to do my tours in a relaxed, enjoyable and unforgettable manner, with the flexibility to allow for customization according to the guests' needs and interests.
On a more personal note, I am also a dancer who teaches ballroom and Latin American dancing at our studio and I am an endurance long distance runner taking part in Ultramarathons and others. Amongst my other talents, I am a photographer, an artist and a computer Technician.