As You might have heard Virunga National Park is building a brand new tourism lodge. Mikeno lodge will be located in Rumangabo, just an hour away from our beloved mountain gorillas. The last months have been used to select and train the new staff for our lodge so i would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the Mikeno Lodge team of cooks, waiters, and housekeepers. Each has completed two months of training relevant to their specific department. Our staff members have been the lucky recipients of their newly acquired skills, tasting chocolate mousse and other tasty treats, being waited on, and having the beds in our tents beautifully made and decorated each day. This week the newly trained staff received their new uniforms. Please also check out Mikenolodge.com
Meet the new staff:
Cooks: Dominque, Jean de Dieu, Thomas Okumu (head chef), Pascal, and Jetté.
Waiters: Hyacinthe, Chubaka, Bercky, Patrick
Femmes des Chambres: Alice, Anjelique, Roda, Clemence
And here are a few interesting facts about some of the staff:
Jean de Dieu – worked for some Italian missionaries.
Berky – worked as a translator for the UN.
Chubaka – speaks English, French, and Spanish, plus Swahili. Doesn’t he have the best smile?
Alice – has a teachers diploma.
Anjelique – is the songbird of the camp and sings in the village choir.
Roda – produces the local honey. She has an infectious laugh. It took about 20 minutes to get this one photo because she kept bursting into laughter and covering her face.