Levies started in the industry in 1990 as a lodge supervisor and worked towards getting his Guiding license which he received in 1991.
He worked at Mchenje and Norman Carr Safaris and then joined Sanctuary Retreats in 2011 at Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge and is currently the lodge manager at Sanctuary Puku Ridge Camp.
Evidence grew up with a passion for nature. His first employer was Wilderness Safaris and was with them from 2008 to May 2014. During his time at WS, he first joined in as a trainee manager and progressed to the position of camp manager. Apart from working as a camp manager, he was also very heavily involved in Philanthropy as a camp coordinator for a children’s program called Children In The Wilderness. Evidence joined us in June 2014 and we are very happy to have him as lodge manager!
Ackim worked in South Africa before moving to Zambia. He believes the secret to being a great chef is to love food and to be flexible and give a guest what they enjoy. During the years he has been with Sanctuary he has enjoyed learning new menus and new methods of cooking. He loves his job and sees himself as part of the management team in the future.
Waiter - Head of Department
Geoffrey started his career as night watchman at a another camp in the South Luangwa and then moved on as a security guard. In 2007 Geoffrey joined the Puku Ridge Camp team and was trained as a waiter. Today he heads up the department. His duties now include welcoming guests and presenting menus and he looks forward to completing a few more courses to grow his skills.
Alick who has always wanted to be a guide moved from a Grade two to a professional guide during his last five years with Sanctuary Puku Ridge Camp. He believes his success lies in understanding the behaviour of animals, understanding what the guest’s expectations are and always being polite. He enjoys being a walking guide as he can show guests all the small animals and creatures some of which that are seldom seen from a game drive vehicle. His favourite animal is the endemic Thornycroft giraffe - only seen in the South Luangwa.