The game ranger who saw it first, Simba (Simbarashe Chikafa) tells us more about his role at Camp Figtree, how he felt seeing the place he has called home for so many years in flames and he also shares his excitement about what is to come. Read more on Simba below:
𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐛𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐭 𝐂𝐚𝐦𝐩 𝐅𝐢𝐠𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐞?
I have been working at Camp Figtree for 10 ½ years.
𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐫𝐨𝐥𝐞 𝐚𝐭 𝐂𝐚𝐦𝐩 𝐅𝐢𝐠𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐞?
I am a Duty Manager and also a Game Ranger which is my favourite job
𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐬𝐚𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐞?
I had tears in my eyes when I saw our fabulous restaurant burning down. Myself and the team were trying to kill the fire but I was also worried about losing my job as I knew we would be unable to have any guests staying without a restaurant and kitchen.
𝐀𝐫𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐞𝐱𝐜𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐧𝐞𝐰 𝐛𝐮𝐢𝐥𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐡𝐲?
I am very positive and excited for the new building of the restaurant. Our previous structure was smaller and the new building will be bigger with a bigger bar area and spectacular dining room.
𝐃𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐠𝐨𝐚𝐥𝐬?
My major goal is to continue to make guests feel at home and make sure we treat them like kings and queens and to live with happy staff who are always willing to go the extra mile to impress our guests.