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Sabina Hekandjo

Sabina Hekandjo

Africa Specialist

Destinations Manager

I take great delight in Namibia's generous vastness & staggering beauty!

Sabina Hekandjo
Specialist countries
Namibia

Born and raised in Namibia, I spent my childhood in Oranjemund – a 'closed town' in the Namib Desert's restricted Diamond area – the Sperrgebiet. I discovered my love for nature and the outdoors while attending holiday camp, with sleep-outs in Richtersvelt and swimming in the Orange River.

I joined The Namib Travel Shop, a Windhoek-based travel company which later became Wilderness Safaris Namibia. It was during my time here that I started traveling all over the country, visiting many of the areas and gaining a newfound appreciation for it. I still recall my first visit to Damaraland and the feeling of wonder at the expanse of space, uninterrupted views, astonishing beauty, the absolute silence and changing scenery. It is to this day my favorite area in Namibia and also where I later met my safari guide husband.

While at Wilderness Safaris I worked closely with the Expert Africa team for a number of years and was offered the opportunity to move to the UK to join the Expert Africa team in their London office. Although most of my holidays were regular visits home to visit family, I did manage to fit in some travels to France, Greece, Spain (Barcelona) and Scotland (Edinburgh), as well as around the UK – it was unreal experiencing places and sites that I had only read about.

After nearly 11 years working for Expert Africa in our London office, which I absolutely loved, Namibia was drawing me back. I returned almost four years ago and I feel very blessed to be doing what I enjoy, working for Expert Africa remotely out of our Windhoek office while creating adventures that make people fall in love with my home.

Sabina's most recent Africa trips


Namibia

Namibia

Dec 20 2 nights

My first visit to the far north of Etosha, first stop Onkoshi Camp. A pleasant surprise, a warm welcome, friendly service and dinner was good. Interesting layout like a beach resort but instead of sand and sea, faces out onto a giant grey pan. Next stop was Etosha King Nehale Camp, loved it! only 2kms from park entrance, lots of fun elements, grand decor, beautiful rooms, excellent Wifi throughout, extra touches, private plunge pool, very friendly and happy staff, great service, very good food.

Namibia

Namibia

Dec 19 3 nights

Hakusembe River Lodge, a little oasis with beautiful lawns, tall shady trees and bursts of bright flowers - set on the banks of the Okavango River. We joined the afternoon boat cruise which was great fun, saw birds and some crocs. The next morning we visited the Mbunza Living Museum which offered great insight into their culture, treated to wonderful dancing and singing, which I loved and joined in. Our third day we went into Rundu for the morning to look around - it was very busy and chaotic.

I visited
Caprivi Strip
Namibia

Namibia

Oct 19 0 nights

Ti Melen is a lovely small guesthouse in the quiet suburb of Avis on the edge of Windhoek, offering comfortable, friendly hospitality.

I visited
Windhoek

Sabina's previous Africa research


Country Arrived Length of stay Areas visited
Namibia October 2019 0 nights Windhoek
Namibia August 2018 3 nights Swakopmund & Walvis Bay, Okonjima Nature Reserve
Namibia July 2018 0 nights Windhoek
Namibia April 2018 0 nights Windhoek
Namibia December 2017 3 nights Central Highlands, Windhoek
Namibia September 2017 2 nights Central Highlands
Namibia November 2015 12 nights Windhoek, Central Highlands, Damaraland, Etosha National Park, Okonjima Nature Reserve
Namibia December 2014 3 nights Windhoek
Namibia November 2013 6 nights Swakopmund & Walvis Bay
Namibia April 2013 6 nights Namib-Naukluft National Park, Damaraland, Etosha National Park
Namibia November 2010 13 nights Central Highlands, Bushmanland, Etosha National Park, Windhoek
Namibia June 2009 5 nights Waterberg Plateau National Park, Damaraland, Etosha National Park, Okonjima Nature Reserve
Namibia March 2007 9 nights Southern Namibia, Luderitz, Fish River Canyon, Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namibia, Botswana May 2006 11 nights Central Highlands, Caprivi Strip, North-west Kalahari & Panhandle, Chobe National Park
Namibia November 2002 1 nights NamibRand Nature Reserve, Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namibia October 2002 2 nights Skeleton Coast & Kaokoland
Namibia April 2002 3 nights Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namibia October 2001 2 nights Swakopmund & Walvis Bay, Skeleton Coast & Kaokoland
Namibia June 2001 1 nights NamibRand Nature Reserve
Namibia April 2001 1 nights Southern Namibia
Namibia September 1999 4 nights Etosha National Park
Namibia April 1999 4 nights Damaraland
Namibia September 1998 2 nights Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namibia March 1998 1 nights Southern Namibia
Namibia July 1997 2 nights Damaraland

Reviews from Sabina's latest travellers


Mr K from New York

Arrived 21 Aug 2021, 17 nights

"My Aug 2021 trip"

"whole trip was amazing - driving was easy and fun - country is stunning. …" Read Mr K’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

chris from France

Arrived 2 Aug 2021, 21 nights

"Namibia - August 2021 with 3 teenage kids."

"Perfect, amazing, unforgettable, .. felt like we had Namibia to ourselves. …" Read chris’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

L family from Germany

Arrived 28 Mar 2021, 12 nights

"My Mar 2021 trip"

"We would be very happy to book again with Expert Africa and with Sabina …" Read L family ’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Mr A & Ms M from USA

Arrived 20 Nov 2020, 14 nights

"My Nov 2020 trip"

"Just GREAT. THANK YOU! …" Read Mr A & Ms M’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

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