About us

YOUR TRUSTED MOBILE SAFARI COMPANY

We Support Namibia

A noteworthy pillar of Karibu Safari is a strong and shared sense of social responsibility. We take note of the socio-economic development challenges of Namibia and recognise the visible gap between those who have and those who do not. For this reason, we make an effort to, and experience great joy in, undertaking numerous social initiatives to help uplift rural communities.

We Promote Sustainable Development

We are also a continued member of the Namibia Nature Foundation (NNF). The primary aims of the foundation are to promote sustainable development,
conservation of biological diversity and natural ecosystems, along with the wise and ethical use of natural resources for the benefit of all Namibians; now and in the future.

YOUR TRUSTED MOBILE SAFARI COMPANY

12 Months of the year

30 Years and thousands of miles later, we take immense pride in being a certified leader in the Safari and Tourism industry. Our staff team is employed on a full-time basis throughout the 12 months of the year, a contributing factor to each one of them forming a valued part of our big family.

Our Safaris

Our Affiliation

RECOGNITION

2009 “Best Mobile Safari Operator in Africa”

A true honour in Karibu history was being named a finalist in the 2009 “Best Mobile Safari Operator in Africa” category of the Safari Awards. Finalists are among the top 3% in Africa.

Our Safaris

Meet the Team

JIMMY MARAIS

Owner

Jimmy started working for Karibu in 1998 as a guide and avid adventurer. Since 1999 he has headed up Karibu operations, but doesn’t shy away from a good safari, particularly in the renowned Skeleton Coast region.

CINTIA MARTIN

Owner

As keen an explorer as her husband and co-adventurer Jimmy; Cintia has been working as a tour guide in Namibia since 2003. She’s been the master behind the impressive organisation of numerous reservations since 2006.

LOURENS GASEB

Naturalist Guide

Lourens started with Karibu as a tour guide in 2005. With a distinct passion for birdlife, his vast understanding and experience, particularly in our Classic Namibia Safari, makes him a wonderful asset to our dynamic team.

ELAGO NEGUMBO

Freelance guide

Our fantastic freelance guide Elago has been working for Karibu since 2007. Before that, he worked for the Ministry of Environment and Tourism as a field guide on the Waterberg Plateau.

JOSIA HAUFIKU

Guide

Another one of our terrific tour guides, Josia, has been a part of the Karibu team since 2007.

JOSEF JACOBUS

Camp manager

A veteran since 1994, Josef started as a trainee camp assistant. Today, he’s our camp manager on our Classic Namibia Safari.

CORNELIUS LEWANSCHEK

Mechanic and Driver

Our masterful mechanic and driver, Cornelius, started working for Karibu Safari in the year 2000.

JASON HANGA

Bush Chef

Another connoisseur in delicious bush cooking; Jason has been working for Karibu as an assistant and cook since 1994.

MOSES AUGUSTUS

Cook and Driver

A man of many talents, Moses has been working as an assistant, cook and driver for Karibu Safari since 1994.

RICHARD KAYERUZA

Classic Chef

Richard is a qualified chef who gained his bush cooking expertise in Botswana before joining Karibu 2013. He showcases his culinary craft mainly on our Classic Namibia Safari.

JOSEF “JACKIE ” ELIESER

Camp Assistant

Affectionately known as Jackie, Josef started working for Karibu Safari in 2005 and continues to navigate crucial processes as our camp assistant, mainly on our Classic Namibia Safari.

JUSTUS SHIKONGO

Camp Chef

Justus came on to the scene with vast experience as an assistant and has added
killer chef skills to his repertoire since joining Karibu in 2009.

GEORGE HAMUTENYA

Camp Chef

George has been an integral part of the team since 2008. Sample his superb chef skills at your delight!