Acacia Namibia offers a complete quoting and reservation service for all travel requirements, special interest fields, self-drive or guided safaris, adventure and activity holidays, fly-in safaris, horse- and hiking trails, reservations for hotels, guest farms, lodges, car hires (also with camping equipment), city tours, etc. Each program is tailor made and personalized. All travel requests are based on individual interests and budgets. Every guest will be presented with comprehensive tour documentation at their point of arrival.
The company was established in 2001 and is registered with the Namibia Tourist Board (NTB) and a member of the Tour and Safari Association of Namibia (TASA) and the Association for Travel to Southern Africa (ASA).
It’s like being in Namibia’s wilderness – only an experienced team at the scene can guarantee you a carefree travel experience.
Dietlind Basson grew up on a typical Namibian farm and spent many years in various sectors of the hospitality and tourism industry, amongst others also managing a guest farm for eight years. With her extensive knowledge in customer-related services, she handles any type of travel request in a professional manner with great emphasis on “tailor-made” to ensure that customers’ individual wishes are catered for.
Katja von Kunow (Dietlind’s daughter) has been introduced to tourism in Namibia from an early age. And here her love and passion for the country has been nurtured. After studying sports and working in Cape Town for 4 years she returned to Namibia to manage a women’s fitness studio in Windhoek. After almost 7 years in the sports industry she decided it was time for a change and joined the team of Acacia Namibia in October 2016 on a part-time basis and from June 2017 on a full-time basis. She is married and has two small sons. Katja has a passion for people and loves to spend time with her family and friends outdoors and exploring the country.
Working in tourism has given her the opportunity to share Namibia’s warmth with foreign clients, so that they have a wonderful adventure and return home with a smile on their face and a longing for Namibia’s wide open spaces and friendly people.
Ariane is also a purely bred Namibian. She grew up on a hunting- and guest farm in northern Namibia. Since a kid she loved to travel with her family in Namibia and its bordering countries. After school she studied Tourism and Hospitality Management in Stellenbosch, South Africa. After completing her studies she spent two years in Australia for “work and holiday” before moving back to Namibia in 2014. Here she worked as a tour consultant for 3 years. In 2017 she decided to go to Munich, Germany, to work as a travel designer, selling southern Africa, including Botswana, South Africa and Namibia. But Germany was too cold so she returned to Namibia, joined the team of Acacia Namibia in February 2018 and enjoys every minute of it. Besides her passion for travelling she loves mountain biking and spends her free time on her bicycle out in nature all over Namibia.
When Dietlind, owner of Acacia Namibia, put an advert in the paper where she announced that she would have a garage sale at her house in October 2013 she got a phone call from Memory who was asking for some cheap toys for a kindergarten that she planned to open. Dietlind liked the idea of the kindergarten, gave her a really good price for the toys and a few weeks later she met Memory and her family at their house in Goreangab, Katutura. It was decided that Acacia Namibia would support the project. Plans were made to add another room to the house where the children could be accommodated. During Christmas time 2013 the whole family put work together and the dream of a kindergarten came true. In January 2014 Memory started with the first 20 children.
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