Thus the visitor looking to see this remarkable area has two choices. Both are fairly costly and packed full of activities, but they're very different in style. Both rank amongst the best trips on the subcontinent.
The only caveat to this eulogy is that whilst this region appears harsh and 'in your face', it actually offers some of Africa's most subtle attractions. Endless savannah covered with wildebeest is enthralling; gravel plains dotted with welwitschia
may seem less so. Most appreciate leopards, but the lichens' appeal is less obvious. Hence in some ways both of these trips are better suited to visitors who have been on safari to Africa before. Often it seems that the trips are praised most highly by the most experienced safari-goers. Much of the credit here is due to the calibre of the guides: the area's subtle attractions require top guiding skills to bring them to life – and both operations have this.