The Team - Sanctuary Baines' Camp

Sanctuary Baines' Camp - Botswana

Profile photo for Team member Kevin Jeffery Kevin Jeffery General Manager

Kevin was born and raised in Rhodesia before immigrating to South Africa. He has a degree in Tourism & Hospitality Management and has been in the industry for the past 19 years in various countries such as South Africa, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Zambia and Botswana. He is an avid wildlife photographer and has a passion for the hospitality industry.

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 Steve Kaikaeletse Ngwanawanoka Steve Kaikaeletse Ngwanawanoka Chef

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.

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 Kgathego Carter Kgathego Carter "Tuelo" Guide

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.

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”.