Guest Liaison & Admin Expert
Sandra started working with us as tourism opened up again after Covid, helping us with our guest briefings on a freelance basis. In May 2023 she finally caved in to our persistent pleading to join us on a more permanent basis, and is now employed on a part time contract! Sandra now conducts the majority of our guest briefings, and helps prepare and check the paperwork and maps. She also helps train our admin team and recently accompanied an agent familiarisation tour. So it’s very likely that you will meet her when coming to Namibia!
Sandra grew up on a small German island called Fehmarn, in the Baltic Sea quite close to Denmark, and moved to Hamburg after finishing school in order to explore the “real city life”. A hotel clerk apprenticeship was followed by studies in Marketing Studies, so she has already been involved in tourism for more than 20 years.
Sandra came to Namibia as a tourist – surprise! – and fell in love with the country from the very first moment she put her feet on Namibian soil. At the end of 2012 she had just planned to escape the German winter for 3 months in order to train horses at Seeis Stud, but she never found her way back home. Sandra started working for Tok-Tokkie Trails in 2013 and was retrenched in 2020 due to Covid. When she is not working, Sandra loves to travel, ride her bikes, or walk her dogs.
What are your ‘must have’ travel items? Sun protection; a pair of sunglasses, & a sun visor.
What are the most unusual antics have clients got up to? What happens in NAM stays in NAM!
What meal could you eat every day? A good Italian Pizza.
Tell us something that most people don’t know about you? I lived in Oxford for six months many moons ago – being an au pair girl.
What is your favourite book and/or movie? Very difficult question. I generally like the Scandinavian thriller authors, but also enjoyed watching Top Gun: Maverick recently.
What is your favourite Namibian destination and why? No specific one, there are just too many highlights. But I generally love being in the bush, no matter if it’s in Etosha, on horseback, riding my mountain bike, or just walking my beloved dogs.
A quote to live by? Nelson Mandela’s “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”