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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 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
Namibia

Namibia

Oct 19 0 nights

Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel is a luxury hotel situated on a self-contained private estate in an upmarket suburb of Klein Windhoek.

I visited
Windhoek

Sabina's previous Africa research


Country Arrived Length of stay Areas visited
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


Mrs A & Mr HJ from Namibia

Arrived 16 Jul 2020, 3 nights

"My Jul 2020 trip"

"An absolute highlight ! We had the trip of our lifetime... …" Read Mrs A & Mr HJ’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

safari lovers from UK

Arrived 12 Mar 2020, 22 nights

"Return trip to Namibia after 35 years"

"We have used Expert Africa a number of times ... This trip highlighted why! …" Read safari lovers’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Mr J from Coventry

Arrived 20 Jan 2020, 19 nights

"Wonderful latest trip to Africa."

"The trip as a whole was really good. Didn't see much wildlife as unpredictable. …" Read Mr J’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Ms K & Mr J from USA

Arrived 17 Jan 2020, 8 nights

"January 2020 Fly-in safari in Namibia"

"Amazing adventure.. Expert Africa did a phenomenal job..wouldn't change a thing! …" Read Ms K & Mr J ’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

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