GABORONE, Botswana, August 2019 –Anton Geyer and Laura Moschini are the new General Managers for Wilderness Safaris (www.wilderness-safaris.com) King’s Pool Camp in the Linyanti. With extensive experience in hospitality and management, the duo is excited to take on the challenge of running this recently rebuilt Premier Camp.
Anton studied Hospitality and Tourism in South Africa and later started working at Thorny Bush Game Reserve. He then moved to Simbambili Game Lodge in the Sabi Sands as Front of House (FOH) Manager. Anton’s true passion has always been the wilderness, and he has worked at several prestigious lodges, including Royal Chundu in Zambia, and Madikwe Game Reserve and Marakele National Park in South Africa. With vast experience in guiding, FOH and Food and Beverage (F&B) management, Anton went on to work at Ulusaba in the Sabi Sands, where he met Laura.
Laura Moschini studied Hospitality Management at a private Swiss College in South Africa before venturing to Switzerland to hone her practical skills in an internship program at Victoria Jungfrau Hotel Interlaken. She later moved to the USA and worked at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne in Miami, Florida, on an F&B programme, gaining experience in all sections of the hotel, from room service to casual dining, silver service, banquets and even as concierge for Club Lounge VIP guests. A year later Laura took up the position of hostess and supervisor at the Ritz-Carlton Powerscourt’s Gordon Ramsay Restaurant in Ireland’s County Wicklow.
For two years, Laura worked FOH as a night manager, and also trained new team members on the operations of the Front Office. After four years of working and travelling in Europe, Laura moved back to South Africa, as “home is where the heart is”, and took on a position at Ulusaba as Assistant Manager.
In 2016, Anton and Laura joined Wilderness Safaris as Maintenance Manager and Housekeeping Manager at Vumbura Plains. The following year, they moved to Little Vumbura as General Managers, where Anton oversaw the guides and Maintenance department, while Laura was responsible for guest relations and admin.
“We are excited to be part of a team that places such a huge emphasis on conserving Africa’s wilderness areas, helping to drive sustainable ecotourism in the Linyanti, a place we are thrilled to now call home”.
Since 1983, Wilderness Safaris has been dedicated to conserving and restoring Africa’s wilderness and wildlife by creating life-changing journeys and inspiring positive action.
As Africa’s leading authentic and sustainable ecotourism operator, Wilderness Safaris operates camps and safaris in some of Africa’s best wildlife and wilderness areas across seven countries: Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. In this way it offers its guests private access to almost 2.5 million hectares (over six million acres) of Africa’s most remote and pristine wildlife areas, while remaining fiercely committed to protecting our planet’s precious natural and cultural resources.
Recognising that conservation is as much about people as about the environment, the company has pursued important goals through its two non-profit partners, Children in the Wilderness and the Wilderness Wildlife Trust, both of which have helped change the face of nature-based tourism in Africa. Wilderness Safaris is part of Wilderness Holdings, a group of ecotourism companies that together use responsible tourism to build sustainable conservation economies in Africa.