They're highlighting this trip as being "adventure tourism" and they explain what they mean by that...
Namibia has long been considered an adventure travel hotspot but what is adventure travel? Adventure tourism is really any travel that combines physically demanding activities, cultural exchanges and authentic engagement with the natural environment. Adventure tourism is not only getting off the beaten path but is rather about meaningful interactions with locals, wildlife and nature.
The average tourist will be content to simply fly into Namibia, take some photos with their expensive camera and fly back out again having experienced almost none of the richness that Namibia offers. This in itself is not a terrible thing but it does lead to largely meaningless interactions between tourists and locals. Adventure tourism attempts to bridge the gap between the locals and the tourists and get them involved in each other’s lives.
Well, that describes us exactly, don't you think? So based on that we are definitely adventure travelers!
After doing the "Wild Cave Tour" in Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky.
Getting ready to go para sailing in Zihuatanejo, Mexico.
Being witnesses for the bride at a Mexican wedding.
Hiking a narrow trail in Slovakia.
On top of a volcano in Guatemala.
Only another few weeks or so until we start our next adventure...a 3,000 km drive to Ottawa followed by visiting in Nova Scotia, exploring New York City, camping in Namibia, touring South Africa, and relaxing in Mexico followed by a month long motorhome trip through the U.S...Wow! I guess we are adventure travelers!