Madelein Norval - Welcome to my profile!
A small-town upbringing in northern Namibia was never going to be enough for me and after completing my education in South Africa, I started my career in travel and I still love it as much as I did when I started way back in 1994. I returned to Namibia in 2013 and take every opportunity I get to explore this country of contrasts.
Where I have Travelled
I recently visited Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar with a few of my colleagues, which was a ‘dream come true’ trip! We managed to fit in so many experiences: from flying in a hot-air balloon over the Masai Mara, to a game drive in the Serengeti where our vehicle was surrounded by thousands of wildebeest… and then snorkelling off Mnemba Island in Zanzibar.
I’ve also journeyed all over Southern Africa, including Mozambique. Next on my bucket list is gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda.
My favourite travel moment
Sipping a gin and tonic on the banks of the Zambezi! One of my other most memorable safari experiences was flying in a hot-air balloon over the Masai Mara. A more recent highlight was driving in the Serengeti in our open safari vehicle, when we were unexpectedly surrounded by literally thousands of wildebeest.
What I love about Africa
You can't beat Africa for its amazing mix of mountains, oceans, deserts and game reserves - it really is the perfect holiday destination.