Our well trained team of highly dedicated individuals is made up of some very professional employees who have actually been with us since we opened. It is thanks to this team that our guests are captivated by the level of friendly service they receive in all facets of the lodge. Zambia’s rich culture is in evidence and it soon becomes apparent that the underlying quality is politeness and friendliness. We thought it might be of interest to meet some of the key members of this team…..
Brett & Claire – Lodge Managers
Brett and Claire’s great passion is guest satisfaction. They constantly strive to exceed guest’s expectations through innovative service, meals and standard of accommodation. Claire’s first love is all things environmental, as a safari guide she particularly loves the natural setting of the lodge. Brett’s second love (after Claire obviously) is the food and beverage section of the lodge, you will often find him behind the scenes mixing up a new cocktail for our guests to try or inventing a new dish for his chefs to practice. Brett and Claire particularly like hosting guest dinners as they find it a wonderfully fulfilling way to get to know their guests and their needs a little better.
Trywell Simulunda – Head Chef
Trywell Simulunda started working at Islands of Siankaba in 2005 and has worked his way up from a waiter to his current position as Head Chef. Trywell has trained under various professional chefs over the years and this training and a love for cooking has transformed our kitchen into a top class operation. Trywell’s enthusiasm for locally sourced ingredients extends to his own garden where he farms the lodge’s herbs, salad greens and vegetables.
When Trywell is in the kitchen, nobody goes hungry!
Maybin Sitali – Head Waiter
Like many of our staff, Maybin was born locally and is of the Toka Leya tribe. Akin to Judas he joined the lodge before it opened and has been an integral part of the team ever since. His welcoming and humble demeanor is totally endearing and yet his professionalism is staggering. He loves showing guests the art of napkin folding and regularly holds impromptu lessons in the dining room.
Shadreck Maula – Driver Guide
Shadreck enjoys nothing more than showing people the Victoria Falls, he says it is extremely fulfilling to see people that have never seen them before, experience their awe inspiring beauty. He has been with lodge for two years and joined our team after guiding in Livingstone for over ten years so he has a wealth of experience and knowledge to impart to our guests. He is fluent in French and likes nothing more than being able to practice it with our French speaking clients.