About Namibia Travel Connection

Namibia Travel Connection was started by Agostinella Ribero in 1993 as Paramount Tourism Company with the name later being changed to Namibia Travel Connection. The company is owner-managed thereby maintaining the personal touch with clients.

A comprehensive array of travel related services are offered through Namibia and the neighboring countries of Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Mozambique.

With years of experience and knowledge Namibia Travel Connection offers versatile itineraries for our guests which range from self-drive packages to fly-in Safaris, guided tours for the individuals as well as larger groups to camping options into the lesser known areas. With the assistance of our specialist tour guides we have created itineraries that cover a wide variety of topics which include botany, geology, ornithology, culture and Southern Africa’s fauna and flora.

If you are looking for a destination different to anything you have ever experienced, this is the trip you want to make. We offer only the best in Safari and Travel entertainment so you know that you are in the best holiday hands ever. We know all the waterholes and the favorite wildlife spots! If you are an avid photographer, you will be inspired by the diversity and splendor of the contrasting landscapes and wildlife.

Whether it is a typical Namibian menu to be enjoyed around a campfire, or the more glamorous approach to adventure you are looking for! We have it all. From traditional camping safaris and luxury fly-in safaris to compiling your own tailor-made self-drive safari, we can accommodate your every request. All you need to do to enjoy Southern Africa’s magic is to contact us and we will take care of everything for you.

In addition to Safaris and Travel excursions, Namibia Travel Connection also specializes in corporate destinations and conference facilities. Where better to clinch that contract but in the state-of-the-art equipped conference centers that we offer. Treat your business partners to a relaxing yet beneficial pre- or post- conference tour of the country. We will take care of your corporate itinerary for you and do all your bookings and arrangements.

The Company is a registered member with the Namibia Tourism Board (NTB) and Tour & Safari Association of Namibia (TASA). Namibia Travel Connection is also a member of Amalgamated African Operators (AAO).

Meet the Namibia Travel Team

Agostinella Ribero

Owner & Managing Director

Born in Namibia to true Italian parents, my passion for Africa and all its magic started at a very young age, when listening to my dad talk of his life experiences in many African countries.  Having grown up in Namibia and spent much time travelling around Namibia and its neighbouring countries, made me passionate  about our wildlife as-well as the many other facets Namibia and the African continent have to offer.

After my studies at the University of Cape Town, I returned to Namibia on holiday, and this was the beginning of a long road in Tourism.  In 1993 I started Namibia Travel Connection to bring guests to our wonderful Namibia and Southern Africa.  The beginning years saw me accompany many of our groups as Tour Guide, but later marketing and travel shows around the world took up much of my time.   As the years went by and we became more established our markets grew to the rest of Europe, Canada, Australia and the USA.

20 years down the line I am still the owner and am fully involved with the daily operations of Namibia Travel Connection, be it marketing, to assisting clients in creating their dream safari, to getting a safari off on the road.   Travelling with my husband and two young children through Southern Africa has also equipped me well to create unforgettable holidays for families travelling with young children.  First hand experience is always the best.

In the Travel and Tourism Industry one never gets bored as one deals with so many different people with all different backgrounds.  The beauty of my job is to bring my love for Namibia and Africa to our guests.  To let them experience what we are lucky to live with everyday – beautiful scenery, wide open spaces, interesting people and our much treasured wildlife.  Not only do I do my utmost to ensure that our guests have the holiday of a lifetime to Namibia or any other Southern African Country that they may book with us, but I also try to enlighten them of the plight of our endangered animals like the Black Rhino, the Big Cats aswell as the local populations living in the region.  To me it is important that  our guests live the real experience and end their holiday with the burning desire to return to Africa.

Our guests arrive as strangers and leave as friends !

Silke Schulz

Accounts & Human Resources

I was born and raised in the northern part of Namibia. After completing secondary school and studies in South Africa, I returned to Namibia in 2000. In 2004 I started in the tourism sector at Namibia Travel Connection. Having travelled to all parts of the country, exploring some of the least known hidden gems, I am proud to call this beautiful country my home. Let us show you the beautiful and unique landscapes that change within a few moments. Let us introduce you to the sound of nature and silence while enjoying a sundowner in pure nature. Namibia is the perfect place to reconnect with nature and find your inner peace.

After 4 years as a tour consultant the opportunity arose to take over the accounts side, which up until today is the favourite part of my job. I took a 8 year break from city life, which I spend full time farming. In August 2019, I returned to the business world and NTC, returning home.  

Being a small company, we specialise in individual travel, ensuring that each of our clients gets a tailor-made tour, compiled to their needs and interests. Come and visit Namibia where your days will be filled with wide open spaces, lots of sun, fresh air and breathtaking sunsets. You come as a client and leave as a friend. After doing Namibia, we are more then happy to assist you with other southern African counties as well.

We look forward meeting you!

Emmie van der Bank

Accounts

My name is Emmie van der Bank. I was born in Namibia Windhoek. Namibia is where the dunes are mountains.

Namibia is one of the African countries that has a natural beauty. Namibia is famous for it’s wildlife and contrasting landscapes. Known as the country of the wide open spaces, makes this one of Southern Africas popular countries to visit. Let Namibia Travel Connection help you to experience the beauty of our country.

Welcome to Africa, welcome home.

Olivia Shefeni

Office/Reservations Manager

My name is Olivia Shefeni, a tour consultant based at NTC Head Office in Windhoek. I was born in Namibia, the land of open spaces as it is affectionately known.

I have been a part of the tourism industry, but my passion for tour consultancy started way back in 1999. Ever since then I have traveled to some breathtaking places in Namibia either with my family or work related travel. Namibia has a lot to offer; ranging from undiscovered landscapes to unspoiled nature. It is a land full of diversity and wonderful people. I am happy to be part of NTC Family and we are here to be at your service!

Sabina Kausch

Tour Consultant

I was born in Johannesburg RSA, but our family moved to Namibia when I was a child, and bought a farm near the city of Windhoek. So from a young age I have enjoyed the outdoors and especially the opportunity to see and be near animals of all kinds! I’d like other people from all over the world to have the same experiences which I am so fortunate to have, and that is no doubt the main reason for me working in the tourism industry. Plus I get to meet people from all corners of the world, and learn a little about their lifestyles too.

Namibia is a gorgeous country, with wide open spaces and very few people. It is the perfect place to reconnect with nature and just be at peace – here you can completely escape the “concrete jungle”!. Whether you love amazing scenery, different cultures or wildlife, you will find it all here! For anyone wanting to come to Africa, Namibia is a great place to begin with its great infrastructure, low crime and friendly people. Africa is an amazing destination to see incredible animals and learn about different cultures, and should be on every travellers bucket list.

Namibia Travel Connection is a wonderful company to be a part of, we are a close team and passionate about making people’s holiday dreams come true. Although we are a small company, our experience and reliability are BIG! And we are a friendly bunch, keen to help our guests and each other. We really do go the extra mile to give guests their perfect holiday.

issues that may come our way. Namibia is  a beautiful country with a lot to see and explore.

Tresia Nghishekwa

Tour Consultant

My name is Tresia Nghishekwa born and raised in the northern part of Namibia. After completing my secondary education in 2009 I went to further my studies at Namibia University of Science and technology and graduated from there I am holding a bachelor’s degree in Travel and Tourism Management.

My passion for Tourism started at a tender age back at primary school as I was a member of the school committee that organize school tours. Since then I have developed a strong feeling and passion for travel related matters.

What I like most about travel and tourism is that it gives me the opportunity to learn and be creative, I enjoy meeting and working with a lot of different people from different countries and cultures.
Namibia is an adventure playground. There is an endless amount of activities to enjoy. Swakopmund is the ideal base for both mild and extreme adventure seekers… If sand-boarding or sky diving sounds too energetic, then offshore fishing or a dolphin cruise may suit you better. The wildlife in Namibia is everywhere, not just in the national parks, it is impossible to describe Namibia without mentioning the sands of Sossusvlei. This are some of the reasons why I decided to sell Namibia to you so that you can experience the above.

“Endless horizons, clear skies and a population density that ranks among the lowest in the world it all combines to give visitors a true sense of freedom. This is part of what makes Namibia the ideal African vacation.

Whether your interest is in wildlife, landscape, adventure, people, culture as your days here will be filled with plenty of sunshine, beautiful sights and unforgettable experiences found nowhere else on earth. Only in Namibia”