Evelyn is a proud Botswana citizen who was in the Travel Industry before joining Sanctuary Retreats in 2007. Evelyn was the MD of Magic Travel & Tours in Gaborone for more than four years. She worked as a Travel Consultant for Kudu Travel in Gaborone and Reservations Consultant for Comair, as it was called then before merging with British Airways. Before then she worked as a Flight Attendant, Pas-senger Services Agent & Baggage Claims Of-ficer for Air Botswana. She is married to Harry Feiersinger.
Basadi holds a certificate in Business Management, and joined Sanctuary in March 2002, starting out at Chobe Chilwero, after working for Cresta Mowana Lodge for 8 months. After working as a waitress for 2 years, she was promoted to Trainee Manager. After a further 2 years she was again promoted to the position of Assistant Manager, a position in which she excelled. She then took up the position of Relief Manager for the Delta Camps, which allowed her to put her valuable experience to use which in turn led to her being appointed as Camp manager at Sanctuary Chief's Camp
Marko was born in Serbia. Moved to Botswana in 1993. In 2003 I went to Stellenbosch to study at the well-known chef school 'The Institute of Culinary Arts.' Graduated in 2005 and went off to Zambia's South Luangwa to work for privately-owned lodges, improving and boosting food quality to international standard. After 3 years there, I moved to Botswana, where I joined Wilderness Safaris as executive chef for their flagship camp Mombo.
Jonathan Mmili Mathumo
Jonathan started his career as an interpreter in Setswana. He would visit children at the SOS World Villages and interpret the environmental lesson for them. It was here where he was encouraged to become a guide. Now he has been a professional guide for over 15 years and has a wealth of experience guiding in many different camps, gaining exposure to a variety of ecosystems. He believes the Okavango Delta is one of the best environments in the world, “a place where one can rest their mind”.
Kaye "Sky" Manawa
Sky as he is affectionately known by both colleagues and guests is am easy going character which suits his guiding profession perfectly. He was born in a small village along the Okavango River and grew up heading cattle. Sky left for Maun in 1999 where he enrolled with the Okavango school for guides training. He joined the team at Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero in 2008 and loves playing football and swimming in his spare time.
Benson joined Sanctuary Lodges and Camps in July 2006. He has a passion for nature conservation, photography, birds and mammals. He enjoys a joke and has a dry sense of humour. Benson won’t hesitate to going the extra mile for his guests to demonstrate his great tracking skills and knowledge of the surrounding flora and fauna and knowledge he has obtained from guiding in the Delta region for the past twelve years.
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.