The Team - Sanctuary Baines' Camp

Sanctuary Baines' Camp - Botswana

Profile photo for Team member Florence AKA 'Flo' Motlakaselelo Florence AKA 'Flo' Motlakaselelo Assistant Manager

Florence was born in Maun and lived at Ditshiping Village inside the buffalo fence in NG32. Completed her junior schooling in 1996. She then joined Drowt Village where she was in an administration position and reported to the Council. In 1998 she Shangana Safaris where her role was operating the radio, assisting in organising mokoro and day trips for tourists. She was also the pay master for the polers and guides. Florence joined the Sanctuary team in 2004 at Stanley’s and rose from a waiter to Camp Hostess. At the end of 2005 Florence was transferred to Baines’ Camp to take up the position as Trainee manager.

Profile photo for Team member Lesego Italy Lesego Italy Lodge Manager

Lesego was born and raised in Maun, where she completed her schooling at Maun Technical College where she did a 2 year secretarial course. She joined Sanctuary in September 1998, working at Chobe Chilwero. She has worked herself up through several departments and is currently the assistant general manager. Lesego comes from a big family, and has a 16 year old son named Tumo

Profile photo for Team member Oarabile Segole Oarabile Segole Senior Housekeeper

Oarabile who has been with Sanctuary for eight years, was chosen from her community to work at the camp as a housekeeper. She was promoted to Senior Housekeeper and now holds the position as Supervisor. Oarabile uses her talents as a skilled basket weaver to give guests lessons on how to make baskets.

Profile photo for Team member Odumeleng Thogotana Odumeleng Thogotana Boat Driver

Odu, as he prefers to be called, never went to school but was taught by his parents how to make dugout canoes, track animals and fish. Odu has now been with Sanctuary for nine years and he says “working for Sanctuary means having the opportunity to meet new people from around the world and at times passing on the little bit that I know to the younger generation”.