Okutembuka 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.