Although Innocent has been part of the Tanda Tula team on a temporary basis, on and off, for a few years we are thrilled to now have him on a permanent basis. So, here is our official welcome!
This kind, gentle man has spent the last 17 years living in a community on the border of the Greater Kruger. After finishing his schooling, he continued to a Hospitality College in a town nearby, but after a year and a half the travel costs and living expenses became too high and, sadly, he had to drop out.
However, Innocent always knew this was the industry he wanted to be in and his interest in conservation and working as a team with people meant he was determined to find his way back. He caught a lucky break when he met Mike Kendrick and joined a Wild Shots Outreach Photographic course. Mike immediately saw the potential this young man possessed and introduced him to the Tanda Tula family.
Currently Innocent is in a service role at Plains Camp, but he specializes as a butler at Field Camp during the winter months when it is up and running. He loves Field Camp because he points out that you work so closely with guests and forge amazing relationships, also he is part of a team there that may be small but is extremely efficient.
When Innocent is not at work he loves watching soccer, admitting he is not much of a player himself, or you will find him watching National Geographic, he loves anything to do with nature or about wild animals.
Innocent loves living in the Timbavati and coming to work here every day. Each day is different, and you never know what to expect. However, he says he still dreams of maybe doing wildlife photography one day, maybe getting the opportunity to provide content for social media……watch this space!