Was born and raised in South-Germany and is the energetic and hospitable founder and director of the ELONGA internship program and hostel. She lived and studied in Norway for two years and then came to Namibia in 1986 to live in this beautiful country and guide tourists around. With all her years of intercultural experience and her knowledge of Namibia as an insider, she started up Elonga in 2007. The first student registered for an internship in 2008 and she then opened the new hostel. Gerda’s main concern is the well being of her guests at the hostel and she is always there for them, 24/7.
Has been working for Elonga since the beginning of 2013. She studied Cultural Anthropology in Utrecht (the Netherlands) and has been living and working in tourism and intercultural exchange in Africa and the Netherlands, since she graduated in 2008. At the moment she is occupied with the marketing and public relations of Elonga and traveling up and down between Namibia and the Netherlands. Marieke is very much interested in cultures and young people and in her spare time she likes to read, travel and cook and dine.
Is assisting Elonga since 2010. She is the granddaughter of the Owambo headman of Ombathi (from the Ombalantu tribe) in the Omusati region, in the north of Namibia. She came to Windhoek for work in 1999. Berfina has two children, a boy and a girl and she likes to watch movies and soccer. Berfina likes to meet people and is always in a happy mood.