Get to know the Dusty family

We are the Dusty Family – and we are very excited to bring you closer to what is deep in our hearts: Namibia!

To give you an idea of what we look like and what traveling and exploring this beautiful place means to us, below are a few impressions of the Dusty family! Have fun!


Herman Oosthuizen with chameleon on his shoulder - Dusty Trails Safaris Namibia & Dusty Car Hire Namibia

Herman Oosthuizen

Managing Member of Dusty Trails Safaris Namibia and Dusty Car Hire

Herman is living his dream by letting people explore his homeland – Namibia. He runs Dusty Trails Safaris and Dusty Car Hire with all his heart, soul and experience gained over the last 50 years. He has grown up in the country and explored it, sometimes even among the animals and bushmen. He is fluent in Afrikaans, English and Hebrew. Get in touch with Herman: dustynamibia@gmail.com

Herman Oosthuizen Senior - retired founder of Dusty Trails Safaris

Herman Oosthuizen Senior

Retired founder of Dusty Trails Safaris

Herman Senior founded Dusty Trails Safaris many years ago – and now leaves it to his son Herman. His heart and soul are with the Bushmen and the nature of Namibia. He can tell you all about the Namibian stars in the sky.

Elna Oosthuizen

Retired co-founder of Dusty Trails Safaris

Elna founded Dusty Trails Safaris many years ago with her husband Herman Senior. She is the heart and soul of this family run business. Camping in the wilderness and exploring Namibian nature is still a must for her.

Elna Oosthuizen - retired founder of Dusty Trails Safaris

Given Mesutu

Local guide from Dusty Trails Safaris

Given is your local guide in Namibia – if you want to benefit from a well-trained pair of eyes that will show you the beauty of the country. Besides, he will take care of your needs throughout the trip – be it food or organization. He speaks fluent Afrikaans and English. Get in touch with Given: info@dustynamibia.com

Carlien Steyn

General Manager of Dusty Trails Safaris

Carlien studied Tourism and has been working in the Tourism industry for over 20 years now. She is a born and bred Namibian. Loves the outdoors as well as Rock n Surf Fishing. She is fluent in Afrikaans and English. Get in touch with Carlien: carlien@dustynamibia.com

Carlien Steyn of the Dusty Namibia Family
Sunna Buschmann - German representative of the dusty family - Dusty Trails Safaris Namibia & Dusty Car Hire Namibia

Sunna Buschmann

Board Member of Dusty Car Hire, German representative

Sunna is one of our German representatives. She has traveled the African countries for many years – and lost her heart to this continent. She is happy to share her passion with you to help you find and enjoy your perfect vacation. She is fluent in German, English and French. Get in touch with Sunna: sunna@dustynamibia.com

Martin Schindler

Board Member of Dusty Car Hire, German representative

Martin is the other German representative. He has spent the last few years exploring Namibia and Botswana – and lost his heart along the way. He is the “handy man” on every trip – with him around you don’t have to worry about fire, breakfast or any things that need fixing. Get in touch with Martin: martin@dustynamibia.com

tiger fishing success - boat cruise - Dusty Trails Safaris Namibia & Dusty Car Hire Namibia
Axel Viefers - Scandinavian Representative of the Dusty Family - Dusty Trails Safaris Namibia & Dusty Car Hire Namibia

Axel Viefers

Scandinavian representative of Dusty Trails Safaris

Axel is our Scandinavia representative. He has traveled the country and many of its beautiful places extensively over the past few years, so he can easily help you find the best trip to fit your needs. He is fluent in Norwegian, English and German. Get in touch with Axel: axel@dustynamibia.com

General Contact

Here you can contact Dusty Trails Safaris and Dusty Car Hire for all your inquiries through our general contact form.

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Find your perfect trip with our Safari Finder

If you are interested in Namibia and Botswana, just contact us. If you want to browse a bit to find out in general what kind of safari is best for you, try our Safari Finder. It is designed to explain the different options of safaris to you. Here you will find our pre-made safari deals for each option. All trips can either be booked as suggested or you can use them as inspiration to create your individual safari adventure with us.