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Hippo Adventure Tours is a Namibian Tour operator and Facilitator with emphasis on custom tailored safaris, guided and self-drive tours and travel arrangements for Namibian tourists. Locations within one of our Guided Tours come with our personal Guarantee that all Establishments are hand-selected and are confirmed quality locations via our Company. We put in a lot of effort to guarantee researched destination excellence for all guided or custom Tours. Furthermore, Hippo Adventure Tours is a registered Company within the Namibian Tourism Board. We provide superior service and have years of personal knowledge and guidance throughout travelling in Namibia and informing visitors accordingly. Our Staff speak German, English and Afrikaans (fluent). More Information about our Guided Tours and similar Services can be found here.

Mr Holger Klose

Operations Management and Senior Tour Guide

Working in the tourism industry since 1997 and raised on a farm in the south of Namibia, Holger has deep roots with this beautiful country. His passion began already as a young boy as he showed early interest in Namibia Fauna, Flora, bird life and vast landscapes. With 15 years of guiding experience, he understands what the client wants and trying his utmost best to secure a memorable holiday for each and everyone.

We have a beautiful phrase in Africa: “One can take the man out of the bush, but you can’t take the bush out of the man.” -African Proverb-

Holger Klose is one such man easily recognized by his earthly bond towards mother earth! His commitment, especially towards Namibia and his character and love for Nature makes him a favoured guide for everyone. He’s very easy to recognize by his honest laugh plus his enthusiasm for Namibia’s Fauna and Flora. Holger’s warm personal nature and his attentive and caring love for all things Nature, wild and most definitely outside surroundings makes him a highly demanded individual for Guided Tours. Holger remains one of our most demanded guides and has an exclusive knowledge regarding Namibia’s Fauna and Flora. His knowledge about Namibia is second to none. With this man you will never get lost on the Namibian Roads, no matter tarred or off-road.

 

Mr Johann Heckmair

Marketing and eCommerce Management

Self-employed Marketing specialist and studied Industrial Designer he currently manages and creates corporate identities for companies who need to outsource independent contractors for their creative field and special areas of need. Feel free to contact Johann should there be anything in regard to brochures, website matters, flyers or your next trip booking specifics. Also, all Blog Post’s available on our Website has been written and compiled by Johann himself.

Although being a studied Industrial Designer, I’ve been in marketing most of my career—consumer products, luxury, and retail—now also specializing in online media…

Johann has established himself within the online and SEO community as a serious contender with knowledge gathered and reimbursed through much trial and error. Nevertheless, his social skill carved via many years international communications has the best to offer. A friendly welcome for all international Guest’s can be expected with every Hippo’s welcoming session. For all individuals wanting to have a chit-chat about technology, IT or Design discussions are welcome. He enjoy’s meeting new people and finding ways to help them have an uplifting experience. Johann has had a variety of customer service opportunities, through which he was able to have fewer disappointments and increased repeat customers. Furthermore, he is a dedicated, outgoing, and a team player.

Mrs Trixi Verbücheln

Finance and Senior Tour Consultant

Trixi Verbücheln worked as a tour consultant as a sideline job since 2007,  she has a lot of love for this beautiful country, as an early age, she and her family did a lot of family trips together, mainly Damaraland and Kaokoland, besides as she runs her own Coffeeshop. Trixi ‘ s personal Coffeeshop, known as “The Mad Hatters Eatery” is right down the street of the Hippo’s Office and the location offerings speak for themselves.

A warm and professional handling of all excursions and Hippo’s organised vacations will be mostly handled, correctly and overseen by Trixi herself. So expect to hear from her with your next booking. People find her to be an upbeat, self-motivated client service individual with excellent communication skills. For the past several years she has worked in lead qualification, telemarketing, and customer service in the technology industry. Her experience includes successfully connecting with visitors, even with hard to reach individuals like eg. in director-level positions or medical institutes. Trixi has a track record of maintaining a consistent call and activity volume and consistently achieving the top locations in every guided tour, and she will do the same thing for your next Namibian Holiday.

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Our Certificate and Registration for Regulated Business

The Certificate of Regulated Business honors hospitality businesses that deliver consistently great service.

 

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