Kirsti Westerdale: Tour Consultant
Having grown up with a view over the Atlantic Ocean, Kirsti loves the coast. Small wonder she finds Swakopmund at the top of her favourite places in Namibia. A town with a permanent holiday vibe, nestled between the beach and sand dunes of the Namib Desert. A rare find, much like Kirsti herself.
She grew up and went to school in Walvis Bay before a gap year, au pairing in America and like most Namibians, Kirsti enjoyed only a short stint overseas before returning back home to the land of the brave.
Intellectual, diligent and well, an all-round smarty pants, Kirsti obtained a higher certificate in Hotel Management as well as a certificate for Conference and Events Management, all while working full time, studying by post.
She began a career in tourism working for a popular hotel in Swakopmund, but looking for new challenges, Kirsti found her way into the NTS family and voila she’s now an asset to the NTS team. We consider ourselves lucky to have her on our payroll.
Kirsti comes from a tight knit family and has a great relationship with her 2 older brothers. She’s the youngest by 10 and 12 years. Perhaps it was following in their footsteps that sparked her love for all things adrenaline. Yip, she’s the bungee jumping, white water rafting and quad biking in the dunes kind of girl.
Kirsti is a peoples’ person with a crazy love for animals, owning 5 cats and 3 dogs. She enjoys spending time at home with her four-legged friends or out and about socializing with family and her closest mates doing activities or playing board games. She is a great baker by her own standards and does everything and anything with a smile on her face.
For travel, Kirsti is happy to rough it for a few nights if it’s worth the experience, otherwise she’d prefer to lodge, although this need not be fancy. For her it’s really more about the location and that means travelling just about anywhere in Namibia, with so much on offer.
Other than Swakopmund, Kirsti loves the vastness of the Kalahari, the red sand dunes and contrasting surrounds. The variety of horizons and of course, the sunsets.
Kirsti looks forward to welcoming you to Namibia, a country she is proud of. A chance to meet different people from all over the world, each with their own story. She’d gladly share hers with you.
Kirsti's Latest Itineraries
9-day Namibia Highlights Safari (Self-drive)
Itinerary Type: Confirmed Tour
Travel Date: September 2019
Highlights: Damaraland, Etosha, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Windhoek