Sense of Africa is a close-knit family of professionals,
all with a passion for travel and the enthusiasm for crafting dream African Experiences.

Paul Brinkmann – Chief Operations Officer Sense Of Africa.
Based in Namibia

A family man who loves endurance sport, his job and travel. Paul left his law partnership in 2003 to join Sense of Africa. Working in tourism provides the opportunity to travel and then to share those experiences with others, both professionally and personally, which he loves.

His favourite experience is sitting back at the end of a day after doing some high adrenaline activity with a glass of single malt in one hand and a fat cigar in the other, savouring life. His favourite food is a proper beef burger. The bigger and greasier the better, with all the trimmings, onions, bacon, avocado, chilli sauce and cheese together with fries and a beer. A real cholesterol bomb.

Sense of Africa – Namibia

Alan Cragg
Alan CraggChief Financial Officer
I am a born and bred Namibian. I did my CMA in Cape Town and returned to Namibia straight after my studies and worked as a management accountant at Namibia Breweries for some years. I am currently in my 13th year in the tourism industry and still love every minute of it. I am a proud family man and love to spend time with the family in the outdoors, traveling the country, farming and my passion is motorsports. My life motto is “Work Hard, Play Hard”
Kira Brinkmann
Kira BrinkmannSales & Marketing Director
Born in Namibia, she began her journey in tourism in 1994. Kira started working at Sense of Africa as a junior tour consultant in 1996 and is now not only part of the furniture, but has grown into Sales and Marketing Director. She loves the outdoors and nature is her passion.

She believes you need to travel to fully comprehend what great destinations we have to sell. Her favourite experience is getting that perfect picture whilst on safari. She is an avid photographer and loves how her hobby which compliments her job. Sometimes it’s just that one shot that makes her day. Her favourite culinary delight is sushi.

Tanya Faul
Tanya Faul Operations Manager
Tanya was born in Johannesburg but moved to Namibia at the age of 4. After studying Travel & Tourism at Cape Town University she returned to Namibia and started her career at Oryx Tours now Sense of Africa today. Passionate about her job even after 13 years she loves to spend time with family and friends anywhere within the splendour of Namibian nature, where glorious sunsets can be enjoyed.

One of her favourite experiences was visiting Disney World in Paris at the age of 16. Whereby she promised herself she would take her future children there, which she has achieved . She loves a good barbeque

Sense of Africa – Botswana

Nicola Brebner
Nicola BrebnerOperations Director
My favourite part of Botswana is the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans – endless horizons, unforgettable sunsets, and star studded skies. I have a deep passion for travelling the world, experiencing new cultures and finding those “hidden gems”! My recommendation for travellers coming to Botswana is getting up close and personal with the habituated meerkat colonies in the Makgadikgadi region.
Harriet Sobey
Harriet SobeySales & Marketing Director
My favourite place in Botswana is definitely the Okavango Delta – this miracle arrives in flood during the driest time in Botswana and transforms the environment in to a myriad of waterways and islands. I am passionate about travelling in Africa and sharing this passion with others. I would always reccommend horse riding in the Okavango Delta – there’s nothing more exhilerating than galloping with giraffe across the open floodplains. If you’re a confident rider – do it! These memories will stay with you forever.

Sense of Africa – East Africa

Michael Njogu
Michael Njogu Managing Director
Michael is a seasoned professional with a wealth of experience spanning two decades in the Tourism Industry. He previously held various management positions with leading Destination Management Companies, in the areas of Sales and Marketing, Operations, Business development, Incentive travel and General management.

He is passionate about travel, and being widely travelled, understands well the multi-cultural nature of the industry and the clients alike.

Jimmy Nandwa
Jimmy NandwaChief Financial Officer
Kenya, Tanzania & Uganda
Jimmy has been in the tourism industry for close to 13 years. Initially as an auditor for 8 years, then working in the finance department for 5 years and counting. He lives by the motto : “Where you are is as a result of who you were, but where you go depends entirely on who you choose to be.”

His favourite experience thus far was being there during the birth of his daughter and son. His favourite food is a local dish called “chapati” with beef stew and cabbage.

Sense of Africa – Tanzania and Uganda

Corné Duvenage
Corné DuvenageGeneral Manager
Tanzania
It’s incredibly difficult to pick a favourite spot in Tanzania where there is so much diversity to offer, but I am going to have to go with Kilimanjaro. I am passionate about introducing guests and visitors to the real Tanzania and her people. My recommended activity to everyone is sundowners in the Serengeti; Africa has the most spectacular sunsets!
Steven Mukiibi
Steven MukiibiGeneral Manager
Uganda
His life motto is “It starts with me.” His favourite experience was when he tracked the Gorillas. After not seeing them for 5 hours they finally found a whole family complete with a bored and belching silverback. The band of gorillas were surprised to see the group of humans. Whilst Steven and his fellow hikers were just as surprised to finally come across the gorillas. This was an emotional experience.

His favourite food is steamed bananas (called Matoke in Uganda) with chicken and chapatti.