Joining us in 2016, Nicci & Alan Bonella, will be based at Chongwe River House. Having been involved in camp management since 1995 they worked in Botswana and Namibia before moving to Zambia in 2008. House's private guide, Alan, is one of the Lower Zambezi's most experienced guides. A senior member of the Guiding Exam Committee, Alan has played a key role in mentoring and assessing many of the guides working in the valley today. In addition to guiding our guests, he continues to share his experience and expertise with the next generation of aspiring guides.
Nicci enjoys all aspects of lodge life and is especially at home in the Kitchen. Some 20 plus years of running remote bush kitchens has given her invaluable experience. She is looking forward to being hands on in the kitchen, helping the Chefs to whip up some delicious culinary delights. Of all the countries they have worked in, Alan & Nicci say Zambia is their favorite, particularly the Lower Zambezi as Alan loves his fishing! They both enjoy photography and living in wildlife areas that allow them to fulfill this passion.