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