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The Sanctuary Retreats portfolio of luxury safari lodges and river cruise boats brings the boutique experience to guests with the added promise of authenticity. Located in some of the most stunning locations in the world, each property is completely individual in its design and operated around the philosophy of “Luxury, naturally.”
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With a lifetime of experience in the travel industry and 16 years at the lodge, Pollen's knowledge of the region is unmatched. Pollen was born in Sesfontein, 110km from Okahirongo Elephant Lodge with conservation and tourism playing a large part in his upbringing.
Joseph was born in Loita Hills at the Eastern corridors of the Mara. He has a professional Diploma in Wildlife Management and joined the hospitality industry in 2009 before joining Sanctuary Olonana 8 years ago where he is now Head Guide and Head Naturalist. Joseph's commitment and passion for the community, flora and fauna have earned him a number of recognition awards.
Phinias joined Sanctuary Retreats in October 2008. Originally from Shurugwi-Midlands in Zimbabwe, he began a chef apprenticeship in 1994. After 3 years intensive training he graduated and started work as a junior section chef, eventually working his way up the ranks to junior sous chef. He is now Executive Chef at Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero, where he has worked since 2012.
Jackson was born and raised in Narok County, Kenya. Through his 16 years at Sanctuary Retreats, Jackson has moved from Sous-Chef to Sanctuary Tambarare's new Camp Manage since its opening in 2022. His love for the bush can be felt in each and every conversation with Jackson.
Pontious joined Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp in 2018 following an internship and now works in the housekeeping department as a room and laundry attendant. Pontious is currently expanding her skills as a masseuse.
Commitment to conservation and responsible tourism
Bwindi Community Hospital (BCH) was founded in 2003 by U.S missionaries, on the edge of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. What started as a small weekly clinic, now provides healthcare to 100,000 locals in the area and Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp is proud to work with the hospital and help develop its resources.
Sanctuary Retreats Philanthropy is committed to ensuring the tourism industry contributes to and improves both the lives and livelihoods of people living on the edge of wilderness.
We believe creating access to clean drinking water is one of the most powerful ways to improve the world. Not only can it save communities from infectious disease, malnutrition and health complications, but improved water supply and sanitation can also boost economic growth and help to reduce poverty.
Sanctuary Retreats has teamed up with Working Bikes, a charity that aims to empower people in developing countries by providing bicycles and establishing small bike sales and repair businesses.