Tell your ownstory
Tour Guide, Adventurer & Expeditionist
As Australian guest, Jonathan, said: Marnus is the perfect
tour guide & expedition leader for the un-initiated to the African continent.
Marnus, the founder of AdventureMerc., is a tour guide, adventurer, expeditionist for hire. Specialising in Southern Africa, but not limited to any border, Marnus has planned and executed adventures/expeditions either alone, or in groups- stretching over 3 continents. From climbing Kilimanjaro to navigating the Trans-Okavango. (More people have climbed Mt. Everest than completed the Trans Okavango), to traversing the Alps in Europe and exploring the jungles and oceans of Central America – Marnus has done it all!
Although Marnus lives and breathes adventure, he is educated in a combination between commerce and sustainable tourism development. His Bachelors and Honours studies were conducted in South Africa. Upon completion he then traveled north to do the first part of his Masters in Finland. The latter part was completed in South Africa with a comparative study done between the two countries regarding visitor experiences and biodiversity in national parks.
The rest, as they say, is history…
“What can I say?
I worked in the tourism industry at various points throughout Southern Africa, but I found that I always longed for something different. I wanted to break away from mainstream tourism. I wanted guests who visit Africa to experience it as we do; not as a tourist, but as a traveler and a friend. I wanted guests to experience the way we live, and the beauty and simplicity of a raw adventure. Immersing yourself in raw adventure, wild camping, and unexpected and priceless moments in off the beaten track places scattered over an array of spectacular countries is truly one of the greatest experiences anyone can dream of. But I must warn you: the result is change. You will never see the world in the same way again. You will see it better – much better.”