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Christine Thirion

After a holiday to Namibia, I fell in love with the wide open spaces and the desert. It brings a calm feeling to the soul. After finishing my studies in Cape Town I decided to come back to Namibia. I started working in the tourism industry, as I love planning holidays for clients to want to come and see what Namibia is all about.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Mainly Namibia, but I will be able to assist you with Botswana and Zimbabwe as well. Namibia, a country in southwest Africa, is distinguished by the Namib Desert along its Atlantic Ocean coast. The country is home to diverse wildlife, including a significant cheetah population. The capital, Windhoek, and coastal town Swakopmund contain German colonial-era buildings such as Windhoek's Christuskirche, built in 1907. In the north, Etosha National Park’s salt pan draws game including rhinos and giraffes. In the south the Fish River Canyon, known as the second largest canyon in the world."

How did you get involved in travel?

"I have always loved exploring new places, especially wide open spaces, so it was not difficult to decide what I wanted to do after completing school. "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"It is difficult to pinpoint just one experience. Every time is a unique experience as you cannot compare places, areas or countries. However, one of my best experiences was my first time visiting the Skeleton Coast. There are just kilometers of wide open spaces and "nothing." The scenery is so beautiful and ever-changing as you drive from the coast inland. Then out of the blue, you see the desert-adapted elephants. In this desert area. It is just "wow."