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Silke Wahl, General Manager, Germany, Switzerland & Austria

Since joining Ker & Downey® Africa in 2014, Silke has built up Ker & Downey® Africa Germany DMC division from the ground-up. Her three-man team specialises in 6-star luxury travel to Africa.

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Born and Bred

Silke was born and bred in Germany. Before landing herself in the luxury travel industry in South Africa, Silke received her Masters of Science degree in Informatics and worked for a major advertising and events company in Stuttgart, Germany, that specialised in incentive travel around the world. Her attention to detail and insights into the needs of high networth German travelers has afforded her team with a reputation of excellence.

Highlight of her time at Ker & Downey® Africa

Witnessing the growth of the German division from zero to a hundred. Along with her team, Silke has set a reputation of high standards and impeccable service to their agents.

Travel Expertise

Silke only considers herself an expert at selling a destination once she has traveled there herself and experienced the product and services first-hand. She has traveled extensively in South Africa, Tanzania and Rwanda but has also visited Morocco, Zanzibar, Mauritius, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Uganda.

Silke’s favourite destination in Africa

South Africa – for its diversity and culture.

Silke’s Top 3 Recommended Safari Lodges & Hotels

Singita Lebombo, Kruger National Park

Molori Safari Lodge, Madikwe Game Reserve

Segera Retreat, Laikipia Plateau

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