The Savannah Southern Safaris Team
We are very happy to introduce our Team to you.
Savannah Southern Safaris is a family owned business, founded by Chiinga Siavwapa who has been a professional nature guide since the year 2004. Since his early childhood he explored the bush and the Falls on his own and to him ,that was the genesis of his relationship with the wild.
Anyone who meets Chiinga will immediately feel his passion for the nature around and all other matters concerning our environment and society. Currently he has a special focus on birding and also trains our other guides in the same area. If he guides you, be sure it will be a personal experience as much tailored to your expectations as possible.
Chiinga believes, we all have a strong responsibility to ensure the youth in this country get a fair chance to participate in development.
In the past years he has trained more than twenty youth in guiding, activity booking and general knowledge in the hospitality industry. Some have stayed with Savannah Southern Safaris and become part of the ‘Savannah family’ others found job opportunities elsewhere in the industry. Chiinga is still continuously spending a lot of his time to train the Savannah guides and other interested youths.
When he met his spouse Nina, they decided to run the business together and in order to give him more space for the training and guiding she is running most of the administration and marketing. Nina is originally from Germany and brings her international work experience in the team.
The Savannah Team runs as a family, so everybody helps, where he or she is needed.
Next to Chiinga, Nina and their Children Savannah also consist of:
Chiwele, a very skilled and passionate nature guide who will help you to get a deeper insight in the bush, from the small flower to the big rhino. He is also training in the area of birding and he is getting deeper and deeper into this area. He is also supporting the areas of office and guiding management .Lately training of new guides has been added to his responsibilities.
Charity who is probably Livingstone’s best Victoria Falls Guide. She currently develops new cultural products like Cook like a Zambian, Cultural Dance and Ceremony tours and many more to come. She will be on everybody’s side if you want to venture deeper into the culture of Zambia. Furthermore, Charity is a specialist in activity bookings and works on other administrative areas. Especially all to do with Human Resources and Reservations.
Nambula is the guide of choice when you want to learn more about the city or village life. She can take you through town and depending to your interests will point out all about architecture, history, jewish history, she will give a deeper inside in the museums or take you shopping on the markets. Further she is helping with administration, especially the area of Accounts and Reservations.
Lineker is the latest addition to Savannah and still a nature walk guide in Training. He works on a part time basis and supports us in managing the small nature Library in our office as well as in new product development. He has also training experiences in other national parks and will share his amazing nature knowledge on game drives with you.
Njekwa and Euphrasia have recently join the team to help with the IT related tasks, online marketing and other administrative issues.
The whole team will always be happy to make your experience here in Southern Zambia something very special. Just ask and we will be happy to tailor or products and packages to what you need here and also in other regions of Zambia and Southern Africa!
All guides can also be hired for personal guiding tours.