Meet the Owner

Rolf TonnemacherOkutembuka is a word that originates out of the Oshiwambo language meaning: nomad or nomadic man who goes from place to place. Okutembuka was founded in 2012 by Rolf Tonnemacher, a Namibian born local, who grew up on a sheep farm in the southeastern region of Namibia. He himself, farmed until joining the tourism industry in April 1994 as a freelance tour guide. Rolf is a family man with an adventurous spirit, and very much embodies the Okutembuka name.

Through many years of being on the road, and learning the Namibian bushveld like the back of his hand, Rolfs’ vast knowledge of geology, ethnology and wildlife make him an exceptional guide. He is always keen to share his vast insights with others and has empowered other Namibian locals through education and job creation with this successful business.

Rolfs dream was to create a business where he could share his love for nature with others and we, as a company, believe he has done just that. Along with his daughter Romy, their tour itineraries are tried, tested and proven to be the best in Africa.


Romy is Okutembuka’s Senior Safari Specialist. With 4 years experience in the car rental business and over 7 years experience in the tourism industry, Romy knows Africa travel better than anyone and is always on call to support you before, during and after your African adventure.

Our company specialises in private guided day tours, multi-day tours or self-drive tours.

We can get you to the best destinations Namibia has to offer.

If you are dreaming about fantastic landscapes, wild animals, breathtaking sunrises and foreign lands, The Okutembuka team are here to help make that dream your reality.

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