Where did you grow up?
I was raised on a dairy farm near Swakopmund. This early connection with nature sparked my lifelong passion for travel and exploration.
Favourite part of being a travel consultant?
What I love most in my role as a travel consultant is the opportunity to offer personalized service. With over 20 years of experience in planning safaris, I’m dedicated to crafting unique adventures that exceed each client’s expectations.
What makes a good travel consultant?
A great travel consultant listens carefully to clients, understanding both their needs and desires. It’s crucial to take the time to create something truly special for them. Passion for travel and an in-depth knowledge of the products you recommend are also essential
How did you join Great Explorations?
After approximately two decades as a travel consultant at the Cardboard Box Travel Shop, I witnessed its sale and subsequent changes under new ownership. This pivotal moment inspired me to establish Great Explorations, driven by a desire to provide the high level of service my clients had come to expect from me.
Your favourite time of year to travel?
I find March to May the most enchanting time to travel. It’s when Namibia’s landscape is at its lushest, transforming the country into a vibrant green oasis.
Your favourite destination?
The Zambezi Region holds a special place in my heart. It’s my home away from home. We have travelled here many times, especially over the Christmas period for holidays with family.
Botswana is just as magical. I have had the privilege of doing several safaris over the years to this incredible country. An exceptional experience every time.
Another unforgettable experience was a 5 Day Fly-in Safari to the Skeleton Coast – a Wilderness Camp that no longer exists. We travelled up to Cape Fria along the coast, visited an abandoned mine, and saw shipwrecks along the coast – a place where no other is allowed to travel. The sheer remoteness. Something extraordinary.
Your favourite lodge?
Lately, I’m drawn to self-catering chalet accommodations. As a food and wine enthusiast, there’s nothing quite like preparing your own meal under the Namibian stars, accompanied by a fine glass of wine and the tranquil sounds of nature.
What do you like to do when not working?
When I’m not working, I love to indulge in cooking and enjoy a variety of wines. These passions offer an escape and a way to explore new culinary experiences.