Sanctuary Saadani River Lodge

Meet The Team Hero

Profile photo for Team member Maggie Mollel Maggie Mollel Assistant Manager

Maggie is originally from Arusha in Tanzania, but studied and lived in India for several years. She graduated as a cosmetologist and was given the chance to return to East Africa for travel purposes. Back at home she has worked around several camps in the Serengeti before joining the team at Sanctuary Saadani River Lodge. She loves bush life very much and the Saadani coastal region is her favourite.

Profile photo for Team member Upendo Beda Upendo Beda Head Chef

Born in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania, Upendo speaks English and Swahili fluently. She worked in the Manyara region for several years where she started her career as an Assistant Chef. She worked her way up and later became a Head Chef. She has been working at Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge as Head Chef for three years now and shows her passion for cooking with every dish served.

Profile photo for Team member Hubert Gombanila Hubert Gombanila Maintenance Manager

Hubert was born in Shinyanga in the western part of Tanzania and speaks Kiswahili and English. he has been working in Sanctuary Saadani River Lodge for over 7 years, first working as Construction Manager and working his way up to become Maintenance Manager.