Madelein Norval - Welcome to my profile!

About Me

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.

Madelein Norval

Africa Safari Expert

People will always have a yearning for Africa, the huge spaces, the wildlife, its pristine environments - it affirms that life is not always about materialism. And there's nothing I like more than when my customers share the same sentiments.

Read what our Travellers have to say

Now we are all back in Sweden after a very memorable trip! It was really an outstanding experience and we are all so happy that we have done this trip together that has given us memories that will have a special place in our hearts forever!

As last time, the arrangements were perfect; the staff were lovely, warm-hearted and committed; and we had great nature experiences!

We only had a struggle with Kenyan Airways who cancelled our flights twice, but we did not miss any safari nights.

Here in Sweden the winter is peaking now (minus 20C° a couple of nights ago!) but beautiful walks in the sun! We are also all back in business and university but with unforgettable memories in our minds!

Thanks again for your support and arrangements!

Joachim Lundahl - January 2017 View more reviews