Meet The Team
The core of Mat-Travel Tours and Safaris is formed by four permanent, dedicated and experienced team members. To extend our offerings and ensure quality service delivery throughout your travelling experience, we also have a hand-picked selection of part-time and freelance staff. Together, we make sure to live up to our motto: Experience amazing.
We know that the people you encounter on your travels can make or break the experience. This is why we understand that as a travel company, our staff is our biggest asset. It’s what will make your holiday in Namibia extra special, and it’s what sets us apart from large travel agents. You can rest assured that you are getting a personalised experience!
When booking a tour with Mat-Travel Tours and Safaris, you directly benefit from our local expertise and our experience in planning safaris in Namibia.
Owner and Managing Director of Mat-Travel Tours and Safaris, Mathieu Connor has always had a passion for traveling Namibia. This passionate and energetic entrepreneur grew up exploring Namibia with his family in a Series 3 Land Rover. For him, camping, traveling and experiencing nature at its finest isn’t a holiday – it’s a way of life.
Driven to provide excellent service while sharing his love for Namibia with travelling enthusiasts, Mathieu is hands-on in planning safaris and overseeing operations.
“I love helping plan someone’s holiday and then sharing their excitement once they arrive. Knowing that we were able to organise their trip and support them in their ideas is just a wonderful feeling. Although it’s the destination that really shines – there’s just nothing better than Namibia – we make it simple and convenient for our guests.”
Delightful and happy, Chanel brings positivity to the Mat-Travel team. As our office manager, she is in charge of keeping all paperwork and accounts up to date. Beyond that, she is helping develop customised tour management software and systems.
Born in the capital Windhoek, she has lived all over Namibia – she even spent three years living on a farm in the south.
This unique experience has given Chanel a great passion for Namibia and enthusiasm to work in the tourism industry, where she can share her passion for her country.
Our German booking agent, Laura was born and raised in the Black Forest in Germany. With her father being a Namibian of German descent, they spent many long holidays traveling the whole of Namibia. Before long, the family decided to relocate to the small town of Swakopmund on the Namibian Coast.
With her excellent skills in German as well as English, Laura is an invaluable asset to Mat-Travel. She assists with all German queries and itineraries, as well as helping out with the English side. Her wonderful memories and impressions of safaris in Namibia live on in the traveling joy she found as a child and are passed on when communication with guests of Mat-Travel.
„Traveling opens your eyes to the world like no other experience. If I can play even a small role in making your holiday unforgettable, I will go above and beyond to help.“
As our most trusted driver and jack of all trades, Benjamin is Mat-Travels longest-serving employee. He has been with the company from almost the beginning, which gives him a deep insight into guests’ needs and wishes.
Simply called Ben, he shares his enthusiasm with travelers as he makes sure they get to their destination safe and well. Having grown up in rural Damaraland, Ben is extremely talented in fixing things as well as preparing and packing equipment. His dedication and effort is part of the reason Mat-Travel is able to offer such amazing experiences.