I'm planning a trip to Namibia in November. I really enjoy researching my travel destinations and coming up with an itinerary that is perfect for us. I have always booked my accommodations directly with the hotel/ lodge. However, I recently saw a post that said certain travel agents can get better deals if you book through them. Is this true? If so, I would appreciate some recommendations. I am considering 2 Wilderness lodges in Damaraland and would love to stay at the "and beyond" Desert Safari Lodge in Sossusvlei. This is only my 2nd trip to Africa and so I feel a little green. My methods have worked well in Europe, SE Asia and Central America, but I'm open to changing course if it means I can save some money and stay at some amazing places. Thank you for your suggestions.