Sanctuary Puku Ridge Camp - Zambia

Profile photo for Team member Levies Banda Levies Banda Lodge Manager

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.

Profile photo for Team member Ackim Nkhoma Ackim Nkhoma Head Chef

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.

Profile photo for Team member Geoffrey Banda Geoffrey Banda 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.

Profile photo for Team member Alick Zulu Alick Zulu Guide

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.