After a family expedition through the Kruger National Park, Claire realised she loved everything about being in the bush and decided at an early age, that she wanted to work in the Safari Industry.
After ten years, she found herself on a tiny plane headed to the South Luangwa. She has been here for three and a half years managing Mobile Safaris, Bush camps and now the fabulous Puku Ridge.
Levies started in the industry in 1990 as a lodge supervisor and worked towards getting he’s Guiding license which he received in 1991.
He worked at Mchenje and Norman Carr Safaris and then joined Sanctuary Retreats in 2011 joined the team at Chichele and is currently the lodge manager at Puku Ridge.
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.
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.