With some Extreme Adventure trips, the mentor is a resident of the community in which the trip takes place, and can, therefore, impart a good taste of the local culture. With both Sackler and Porto newcomers to Botswana, some local expertise was necessary. This guidance and knowledge came from resident Botswanan, Mothusi Kebusitswe, whose skills were highly praised by the trekkers. "Mothusi possessed an encyclopedic knowledge of the region's animals," noted Porto, "as well as a keen sense of how to approach them in a non-threatening manner. This enabled close proximity for our photographic pursuits." In further delight to Sackler and Porto, Kebusitswe was also an avid and accomplished photographer. So in addition to his skills as a guide, he also had a great understanding of the elements necessary for getting for great shots. As Porto explained, "The days were structured wonderfully for photography; up before dawn, in the jeeps, and out in the bush for sunrise photography. Then set out looking for animals, who were all emerging and looking for food. We had fairly good luck in the mornings with seeing game. We returned to the camps by 10am for a wonderful breakfast and then siesta, relaxing in the camp for the hot - and bad light - part of the day. A nice lunch at 4, then back out in the jeeps for evening game drives and beautiful light."