About us


Welcome to Africa,

our love for Africa started after a vacation in Namibia in 2007. Since that time the fascination of Africa has not left us and we moved to Namibia in 2008. From that time on we regularly traveled Namibia and the surrounding countries and got to know them more and more intensively. In 2015 we decided to pass on this fascination to other people and founded our travel agency. It is important to us that we only offer destinations that we know personally. From the beginning, we did not want to offer off-the-shelf trips, but trips that we have experienced ourselves in order to be able to offer you your dream trip with our knowledge. We have grown constantly due to the satisfaction of our customers. 

We stand out for our international and multilingual team representing our different destinations. For us, personal contact with suppliers, partners and customers as well as the constant innovation of our systems and technologies is particularly important. Of course, we do not travel and discover less, we constantly strive to offer new experiences to your customers.

Through our office in the capital Windhoek, we offer your customers a meet & greet service tailored to your company as well as 24 hour availability. In addition, we plan the itineraries free of charge for your customers in your own corporate branding. 

Katja Ahrens

Executive member

My name is Katja Ahrens. I was born and raised in Germany.

In 2007 I was in Namibia for the first time and I immediately had the feeling:

“I Came to stay”. This country fascinated me extraordinarily and during my 4-week stay I was so captivated that after one year I came back and stayed.

In the meantime I have been living in Namibia for more than 15 years.

As a trained hotel manageress, it has always been a special concern of mine to be there for guests with good service and expert care.

My ambition as a touristm professional is to show as many people as possible the beauty of our country and maybe I will even succeed in drawing our guests into the magical spell of Africa.

Oliver Ahrens

Marketing/Sales & Products

I was born in Pretoria South Africa and grew up in Windhoek the capital of Namibia. I have a passion for service that comes from my experience in the hospitality industry.

“I studied Hospitality Management at Cape Technikon Granger Bay Campus in Cape Town from 2001 to 2003.

After that I moved to Germany and worked there for 4 years in the hotel industry for different hotel groups.

In 2008 I returned to Namibia, where I first managed two lodges and then led the team of a tour operator.

In February 2015, I moved back to Windhoek and started my own marketing company, CWell Media Namibia.

I also love to travel to my own country, Namibia, and promote it to the world. Because Namibia is really beautiful and a country that should definitely be on everyone’s bucket list! We have the privilege of living in one of the most amazing countries and should be proud of it and appreciate it every day.

That’s why it’s so much fun for me to market Namibia for African Elegance Safaris, to look for new partners and to make our clients happy. We look forward to create your dream safari.

Bianca vd Merwe

Travel consultant

My name is Bianca Bosman, I was born in South Africa and grew up in Namibia.

I have always been fascinated by Namibia’s landscape and its diverse and joyful cultures.

I experienced my first safari when I was 9 years old. From that moment on, I knew that tourism in Namibia would be my future.

Encouraging people from all over the world to visit our beautiful country is still my passion today. My favorite region is the Zambezi region. Enjoying a morning coffee with a view of the Okavango or Kwando River fills me with an indescribable calmness.

Here I can recharge my batteries. It is simply magical.

Lameez Beukes


My name is Lameez Beukes. I was born in this extraordinary country.

Since childhood, I have been in love with our amazing landscapes and wildlife.

My first camping trip was magical. The sounds of nature, the fresh air, the simplicity and the stars. I still have the goal of stargazing in the desert.

I want people to fall in love, as I have, with the landscapes, the wildlife and the different cultures that make our country so unique.

Janine Reichstein

Travel consultant

My name is Janine Reichstein and I have been working in the tourism industry since 2010.

I studied in Johannesburg, but I was determined to return to my home country of Namibia.

In Namibia and Botswana, I also gained a lot of experience in lodge management and loved the guest services.

I am a travel consultant at heart and can’t wait to book the most amazing adventure for you.

Lyssia Beukes

Administrative Assistant

My name is Lyssia Beukes and I am 21 years old.

I was born and raised in Namibia. I am an optimistic young person who loves both nature and people.

I started working for African Elegance Safaris in January 2023 and have since found my passion.

I love the Namibian landscapes and all the great places to explore as well as the exquisite side of our beautiful wildlife. I love Namibia for its rich natural resources and rich cultures.

I’m a big dreamer who believes that if your dreams don’t scare you, they’re not big enough.

I look forward to a bright and happy future in this industry and to growth and success.

Sonja Sagell


My name is Sonja Sagell. I was born and raised in Namibia.

I am firmly rooted in this extraordinary country. I have been working in the tourism sector for many years.

Because it gives me great pleasure to bring our guests closer to the beauty and diversity of the country, I have often been on the road as a tour guide in recent years.

I love the wildlife of Namibia and am still fascinated by the sometimes spectacular landscapes.

Joekie van den Heever

Fleet Manager

My name is Joekie, and I am 49 years old. I was born in Lüderitz in 1974 and grew up in Namibia, the most beautiful country in Africa.

I have a passion for our country, so I was a tour guide for almost 10 years. Then I moved on to my second passion and that is vehicle maintenance and roadside assistance.

I have been actively involved here for the past 7 years and have built a relationship with mechanics throughout Namibia and Botswana over the past 17 years. These help us and our customers when we have a problem with a vehicle, almost anywhere and at any time.

I take care of every vehicle in our extended fleet and make sure they are in top condition so you can enjoy your safari without worry.

If an unforeseen problem arises while you are on safari, I will make sure that you are helped as soon as possible. Rest assured that you are in very good hands with us and your safety and an unforgettable experience are our top priorities.

Our fleet of vehicles

With our own fleet of vehicles, we are able to react flexibly to your requirements. Whether you are looking for a self-drive tour, a private guided tour or a small group tour for your clients. We have the right vehicle. Our safari vehicles have 7-8 seats, elevating roof for clear view during the safari, air conditioning, cool box, intercom as well as enough space for the luggage of your clients. Our rental vehicles for self-drive trips are current 4×4 vehicles such as Toyota Hilux 4×4. These can be equipped with roof tent and camping equipment. All vehicles are regularly serviced after each tour so that your customers can be sure to be on the road with a top maintained vehicle.

We are not a fan of mass tourism, but create original itineraries for a very special experience. We offer self-drive tours, private guided tours, group tours, photo tours, fly-in safaris and camping safaris for your clients to travel to Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

We love what we do and pursue our passion. Thus, we always leave a positive impression on our travelers with our independent, successful and energetic character. We are different from the rest and offer personalized service and adventures that are completely customized to your needs. We assit you as soon as possible – andof course in your own language.

Our partners

African Elegance Safaris has partnerships with the successful companies listed below.

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