Meet Our Team

Meet our team at Victoria Falls River Lodge. Committed to making sure that your visit to Victoria Falls is a memorable one.

Casey Bennett

Casey Bennett

Group Manager

Casey grew up on a coffee farm in Eastern Zimbabwe surrounded by the Chimanimani Mountains.

“I attribute these beginnings to my deep love and passion for Zimbabwe, Africa, and my need to share this beautiful continent with all. I feel that I have ‘come home’ as a Zimbabwean in my new role and I am incredibly excited to be joining the Zambezi Crescent family,” said Casey.

A qualified ranger, trained chef, restaurant owner and entrepreneur, Casey’s vast experience has led her to study and work in South Africa and Zambia before returning to her home-country roots.

A pioneer for women in the hospitality and tourism industry in Southern Africa, Casey was the first female guide to lead the way at Mala Mala Game Reserve in Mpumalanga, South Africa.

Takudzwa Gonese

Takudzwa Gonese

Having grown up in Victoria Falls, a combination of his deep love for the pristine beauty of the African wilderness and a passion for people is what led Takudzwa Gonese to pursue a career in Hospitality. Working as part of a team has always come naturally to TK; having played a lot of sport growing up and represented Zimbabwe Hockey at various age groups. This skill coupled with his public speaking prowess have been instrumental in his ability to work collaboratively with different stakeholders and etch positive impressions in the hearts of guest and colleagues alike.

His journey started at Miekels Hotel where he worked as a trainee manager soon after completing his International Hospitality Management Diploma with the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute. The experience he gained at Meikles proved invaluable and was the launch pad that has seen him traverse Zimbabwe and Zambia as a burgeoning hotelier.

TK worked as a Trainee Food & Beverage Manager at Victoria Falls Hotel for three years before moving on to Victoria Falls Safari Lodge for a short stint as Assistant Food & Beverage Manager. His love for fauna and flora saw him venture into the Zambian wilderness next where he worked at Mukambi Safari Lodge, Fig Tree in Busanga Plains Food as the Beverage Manager for all 3 properties. After year of gaining more experience, TK went on to join the Wilderness Safari family at Toka Leya Zambia where he assumed the role of Camp Manager. This is where TK really began to flourish, with the experience and maturity gained from working in different settings and establishments culminating. Tk continued to move in an upward trajectory and went on to manage Somalisa Camp in the Hwange national park.

Tk is currently with the Zambezi Crescent Collection, having recently taken up the role of Island Manager for the Victoria falls Island Treehouse Luxury suites.

A family man to the core, TK is happily married to Leah his beautiful wife. They have two beautiful girls. Although TK loves being around people and socialising, he also enjoys some time of solitude, which he usually gets through pursing hobbies such as art. Despite his many accolades, TK is one of the most sincere and down to earth individuals you will meet in this industry; the type of guy who can effortlessly have an engaging conversation with quite literally anyone.

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