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Lakidzani Twiimone (Lucky), Promoted to Staff Wellness Coordinator
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Lakidzani Twiimone (a.k.a Lucky) is no stranger to our camp staff having joined Desert & Delta Safaris over 10 years ago. Last week however, she visited the camps for the first time in her new role as our company Staff Wellness Coordinator.

Owing to her extensive experience within Desert & Delta Safaris as well as her commitment and passion for training and education, Lucky was recently promoted to the vacant role in our Maun head office. As Staff Wellness Coordinator, Lucky will be responsible for implementing and developing our comprehensive staff wellness program which was first implemented in 2002. The program is focused on improving the lives of our staff through a host of initiatives. These include several on-going community & career development projects, our advanced health care program (incorporating physical, mental and spiritual health) as well as our successful citizen management program to name a few.

Walter Smith (Desert & Delta Safaris Director) shares his comments on Lucky’s appointment;

Without our people, we actually do not have a company- ensuring our people are cared for, especially through our staff wellness programs, is a priority to our operations in Botswana. Apart from her experience in the camps and Lodge’s, combined with her management experience, Lucky is a trained counsellor. She is familiar with our operations, knows many of our staff and therefore is the perfect person for this job.
Lucky - Desert & Delta Safaris Staff Welness Coordinator

Lucky with Walter Smith (Director) and Munihango Limbo (Human Resources Manager) at Camp Okavango

Here is an outline of Lucky’s journey to her new role at Desert & Delta Safaris. A shining example of how commitment, passion and drive can take you from strength to strength. We wish Lucky all the best in her new role and are looking forward to watching her grow as she tackles her new challenges.

Lucky’s career path to Staff Wellness Coordinator:

2009 – Lucky started working at Desert & Delta Safaris on the 21st October 2007 as a waitress at Leroo La Tau.

2008 -Promoted to floater, working at the stores, bar and waitressing

2009– Promoted to a full time bar attendant.

2010 -In January she left the camps to study Hospitality Management as well as a course in HIV & AIDS and Counselling for 6 months. After completing her course she came back to Desert & Delta Safaris where she joined our citizen management training program.

2011– Moved to Xugana Island Lodge where she worked as an Assistant Manager.

2012– Continued her studies training as a peer educator with ILO (International Labour Organization).

2013 -Worked as a relief manager within the Desert & Delta Safaris circuit at Xugana, Leroo La Tau, Camp Okavango, Camp Moremi.

2014 – Promoted to a full time Camp Manageress at Savute Safari Lodge where she worked for four years.

2018– Started her new role as the Desert & Delta Safaris Staff Wellness Coordinator.

 

At the core of Desert & Delta Safaris philosophy is our commitment to our staff. We are conscious of the need to develop the potential of the country’s citizens, with the tourism industry providing a valuable channel for growth and development. We are committed to enhancing the skills of our staff within the company through an active and very successful skills development programme. Read more on the Desert & Delta Safaris Philosophy.

Desert & Delta Safaris

Established in 1982, Desert & Delta Safaris’ portfolio brings together some of Botswana’s most historic and iconic lodges: Chobe Game Lodge, Chobe Savanna Lodge, Savute Safari Lodge, Camp Moremi, Camp Xakanaxa, Camp Okavango, Xugana Island Lodge and Leroo La Tau.

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