Kevin was born and raised in Rhodesia before immigrating to South Africa. He has a degree in Tourism & Hospitality Management and has been working in the Hotel & Lodge industry for the past 19 years in various countries such as South Africa, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Zambia and Botswana. Kevin has also worked as a guide at various lodges while working his way up through the management ranks. He is an avid Wildlife photographer and has a passion for the hospitality industry.
Anneli was born in South Africa and has a diploma in Lodge Management. She and Kevin were working together in South Africa before returning to Botswana with Kevin in June 2012 to join Sanctuary Chiefs Camp as Lodge Managers before they moved across to manage Baines' Camp at the end of February 2013. Anneli says she "just loves the personal, intimate and romantic style of the camp"
Steve Kaikaeletse Ngwanawanoka
Steve was born in the Okavango Delta. He started poling a mokoro during school holidays and when he finished his junior certificate he trained and got his specialist licence as a mokoro poler with Botswana Wildlife. After working as a poler and maintenance officer, he knew that it was not what he wanted long term and in 2006 he decided to join Sanctuary Retreats to realise his dream of becoming a chef. As part of the Sanctuary team he has received training from some of the best chefs in the country to become the excellent chef he is today.
Martin first obtained his guides license in 1999 as a grade A guide and subsequently upgraded to a full guide in 2001. He joined Sanctuary Baines' in 2004 as a professional guide and still loves the bush. With his exceptional knowledge of the Okavango Delta and its fauna and flora, he has a true love and passion for his county and its wildlife.
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.
Kgathego Carter "Tuelo"
Tuelo's early childhood was spent in Maun where he did his primary and secondary education. He enrolled in the department of Wildlife and National park for his guiding lessons and in 2007 he started working at Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp and then later moved over to Sanctuary Baines' Camp. He is soft spoken with a very good sense of humor. Carter has successfully completed his level two and three guide training programme.
Kot was born and raised in Maun. As a young boy he spend a lot of time in the bush with his friends and his grandfather, who taught him things like tracking and watching out for the various bush signs. It was his grandfather's love for animals and respect for other people that motivated Kot to become a guide. After working at a few different camps in the Delta he started working at Sanctuary Stanley's Camp in 2001 as a professional guide and then moved to Sanctuary Baines' Camp in 2004.
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”.