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GRI's Volunteer Team

Holistic Volunteer Supervisor

Bessie Bwalya

Bessie has spent the last four years living in Kafue National Park hosting international guests from all over the world. She has a Diploma in Hospitality Management, and absolutely loves sharing her passion for wildlife and conservation…particularly her love for elephants!


Research Assistant, Lilayi Elephant Nursery

Mary Muyoyeta

Mary graduated in 2019 from Mulungushi University with a Degree in Land and Water Resources Management.  Her role as Research Assistant enables her to combine her previous experience in environmental research with her interest in wildlife, product development and innovation.


Front of House, Lilayi Elephant Nursery

Patience Sichali

Patience has a Diploma in Hospitality Management and many years experience in the industry. As Front of House, she welcomes all of our visitors, and helps showcase all of GRI’s work. She has a passion for wildlife and community outreach!


Research Assistant, Kafue Release Facility

Constance Banda

Constance completed her degree in Environmental Studies in 2016 at Mulungushi University where she also conducted an independent research on elephant foraging behaviour and their pattern of damage to woody vegetation in South Luangwa National Park. . 

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Joseph Malumba

Joseph joined GRI in 2018 with a wealth of driving experience and his trade-mark warm, welcoming smile! During the off-season he supports the wider GRI Team with procurement and logistics!

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