Garth was born in Zambia and spent some years in Zimbabwe before moving to South Africa. He has spent most of his life working in the tourism industry and the bush, working in areas from Lodge Management to Trails Guide and Guide trainer. Garth and Liz moved together to Tanzania in September 2010 to manage Sanctuary Swala. He enjoys being surrounded by nature and showing the guests all nature has to offer, enhancing their experience of the surrounding wildlife and the bush.
Liz grew up in Ireland and first visited South Africa in 2004. In 2005 she travelled to South Africa again and never left. She and Garth moved to Tanzania in September 2010 to manage Sanctuary Swala and still love every moment of it. Liz enjoys meeting new people and making her guests feel welcome and at home while staying at Swala. "It is always nice to give people memories they can take home with them and look back on fondly"
Driver and Guide
When Dominic is not out in the bush with his guests, he is brushing up his knowledge on plants, trees and animals. He joined the Sanctuary Swala team twelve years ago and believes flexibility is very important to keeping guests happy. Dominic finds it fun that everyday is different when looking for game. One never knows what to expect. Bush management combined with lodge management is how he sees his future. What he also enjoys is teaching his young children about the bush. He hopes one day, one of them will follow in his footsteps!
Gabriel started his career in the travel industry in 1987 working for Abercrombie & Kent. In July 2009 he began working as a chef at Sanctuary Swala and still enjoys working in the kitchen and loves recipes learning new recipes and trying new ideas. He particularly enjoys making pizzas and desserts.
Obedi was working as a driver before he joined Sanctuary just over a decade ago. Today he is the camp's storekeeper and has exceeded his own expectations by finding and following a career path. He enjoys performing his daily duties, which include meeting and greeting the guests. If he wasn't working for Sanctuary he believes he would still be at home farming.
Raymond started out as a waiter just over eight years ago. While on leave he would study management skills and today he is the Service Manager at Sanctuary Swala. A large part of his job is meeting people from different countries which is something he really enjoys. He likes to remind his staff that the most important thing about their job is "hospitality and good service. Treat everyone as a VIP”.