Malemia has worked extremely hard over the years to become an exceptional guide and has received phenomenal feedback from guests who have been fortunate enough to be guided by Malemia both on walking safaris and game drives. He has recently been promoted to Country Head Guide and is responsible for the training of all of the Sanctuary guides in Zambia.
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.
Ackim was working 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 four years he has been with Sanctuary he has enjoyed learning new menus and new methods of cooking. Achim loves his job and sees himself as part of the management team in the future.