Elfrieda Hebach, Desert Rhino Camp

Oct 29, 2015 People of Wilderness
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Meet Elfrieda Hebach, Desert Rhino Camp Manager and the energy and vision behind guests’ consistently amazing experiences at this camp…

Elfrieda Hebach, Manager Desert Rhino Camp
                                  Elfrieda (far right) and Desert Rhino Camp staff greet arriving visitors with a song

I started with Wilderness Safaris in February 2004 at Skeleton Coast Camp during the time that the Himba people had stopped working. After a month I moved to Serra Cafema and after another month I moved to Ongava Tented Camp where I was promoted to front-of-house supervisor. I subsequently went to Doro Nawas on the 31st July 2005 to help with training, and decided to stay.

In 2006 I was selected as trainee assistant manager and after a further four months I was promoted to Assistant Manager. In 2008 I moved to Damaraland Camp where after two years I was promoted to Camp Manager.

I moved to Desert Rhino Camp in 2012 and I am still here, very much enjoying my time at DRC.

I enjoy the bush and its silence and the clean air. I love the beautiful rocky countryside with its amazing natural springs and animals.

When hosting and engaging in conversation with guests, I always enjoy talking about rhino conservation, conservancies and the role we, as Wilderness Safaris, play in the conservation of my country’s natural resources.

There isn’t an aspect of my job I don’t love, from administration to the environmental side of the company, and I particularly enjoy working with people.

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