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The Expert Team

We believe that to get the best from a trip to Africa, you need impartial advice from people who know Africa well, have actually been to the places where you are thinking of travelling and can advise you from first-hand experience – like our team!

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Sabina Hekandjo

Sabina Hekandjo - Namibia specialist

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Sabina was born in Windhoek, Namibia of Ovambo descent, and most of her family still live there. She went to primary school in Oranjemund – a 'closed town' in the Namib Desert's restricted Diamond area – the Sperrgebeit – and remembers many weekends spent camping at Sheppard's Neck, in the wilderness there, as a girl guide. This encouraged her appreciation for nature and the outdoors.

She returned to Windhoek for secondary school, and particularly enjoyed Geography as a subject and eventually led to her heading to Cape Town for two years in 1995 to study a Travel and Tourism course.

Two years later, in 1997, she started her career in tourism by joining Namib Travel Shop, a Windhoek-based travel company - which later became Wilderness Safaris Namibia. In the last ten years she has travelled extensively all over Namibia, acquiring a wealth of knowledge and experience on the country.

Having worked with the Expert Africa team for many years, she moved to UK to join us in October 2005 – and since then she's returned to Namibia a number of times to research the camps as well as for occasional holidays.

In 2006 Sabina travelled to the Caprivi Strip to learn more about that area and to research the new developments there. In 2007 she spend a bit of time travelling around the southern parts of Namibia (visiting a number of camps around the Namib Naukluft National Park; The Fish River Canyon; Luderitz / Klein Aus) and in June 2009 Sabina went on a visit to Waterberg Camp, Damaraland Camp, Etosha and Okonjima.

Sabina's most recent Africa trips

12 nights
“Ever since my first visit to Damaraland Camp nearly 17 years ago, Damaraland became and continues to be my favourite area in Namibia. I was beyond thrilled to spend a little over a week here on this trip! A number of new camps had opened up so it was great to experience them first hand. Camp Kipwe was a pleasant surprise, I loved the sundowner viewpoint at the top of a hill behind the camp. The other highlight was rhino tracking with local trackers from Desert Rhino Camp. ”
14 nights
“This was by far one of my favourite trips with Expert Africa to date, as there were so many new experiences. What stood out most for me was my time at Mundulea with one of the best guides I have ever experienced - Bruno. I loved walking through the bush and learning so much about nature and the clues that animals leave behind. Nhoma Camp in Bushmanland was also very special and humbling, with the bushman community being incredibly warm and open, making us feel very welcome in their village. ”
6 nights
“I was really looking forward to this visit as I had never visited the Twyfelfontein Rock Art, the Petrified Forrest or the Organ pipes before and they were all worth the wait. The scenery is simply stunning in Damaraland. Though the real highlight of this visit was the nature drive to find desert adapted elephants - we successfully found a few large herds with little babies which was just amazing. Okonjima was also a highlight, visiting the welfare cheetahs and also getting to see the wild dogs.”

Sabina's previous Africa research

Latest reviews from Sabina's travellers

“Namibia is an extraordinary country most memorable ..”



15 Jan to 31 Jan 2019

“... ‘can do’ & ‘can help’ attitude, nothing was too much trouble for Sabina...”



14 Jan to 26 Jan 2019

“That is top quality service!”



15 Dec to 22 Dec 2018

“This was a wonderful trip.”



3 Nov to 4 Dec 2018