Kirstie Strydom: Reception & Travel Diary Compiler
Unless she’s off running one of a thousand vital errands for us, Kirstie will be the first (of many) friendly faces you’ll come across in our Swakopmund HQ.
Hailing from Tsumeb on the eastern edge of Etosha, Kirstie’s life is a fascinating travelogue filled with nature’s finest ingredients: mighty rivers, massive wildlife reserves, crazy birdlife and sunny skies everywhere all the time. And that’s just in Namibia.
From Tsumeb, Kirstie moved as far north as you can in Namibia: to a farm in Rundu on the Kavango River that traces the Namibia/Angola border. After school she headed as far east you can go: all the way out to Katima Mulilo on the edge of an even bigger river, the magnificent Zambezi River that traces the Namibia/Zambia border.
Then a spell in Otjiwarango near the Waterberg followed by a relatively settled period in the capital Windhoek where she met her other half - a former tennis pro who made it all the way to Wimbledon and is now also one of our top safari guides, Jurgens.
Now in Swakopmund, with the dunes and the sea and all that adventuresome bounty on offer, Kirstie assures us she’s found home. Just so long as she can pop across the country to the family farm, drop a line in the Zambezi for a tiger or just chill under the stars by the flickering light of a campfire. No worries, Kirstie, Namibia’s got you covered.