Monica grew up in Kamanjab, in the heart of Damaraland, and spent most of her free time on her grandfather’s farm on the outskirts of this small town. This is where her love of the outdoors began and later developed into a passion.

At the end of 2002, fresh out of school, Monica started her career in tourism, working at a privately owned lodge on the western border of Etosha. This is where the travel and tourism bug bit hard, and what was supposed to be a temporary summer job turned into a career.

In 2007 she joined Wilderness Safaris and worked at some of the most exclusive lodges throughout the country, from the Caprivi strip to the isolated Skeleton Coast. Whilst working at these lodges she had the opportunity to get involved in some of the amazing conservation projects that are taking place in Namibia, including Desert Lion Conservation and the Desert Elephant project.

After Wilderness Safaris, she decided to take a chance to see what “town” life is all about and moved to Swakopmund, before she finally moved to ‘big city’ and joined the team at ATI in November 2013.

Are you loud, outgoing or shy?

Definitely loud and outgoing

If You Could Only Eat One Food for The Rest of Your Life, What Would It Be?

Mmmmmm I would go with Pasta then! Yummy

If You Had A Warning Label, What Would Yours Say?

Approach with caution, engage at own risk!

What is your ‘must have’ travel items?

Sunglasses, lip ice and a good book

What is your favorite Namibian destination and why?

Damaraland area – grew up there so it is in my bones and blood. Beautiful scenery &amazing wildlife like the elephants and lions

A quote to live by?

Thoughts become things.

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