Team building trip


Members of staff recently attended a team building trip to Lotri Bay, set on the shores of Lake Kariba, approximately 25km up-lake from Siavonga. All enjoyed gazing on the beautiful and relaxing scenery of the bay, filled with fishermen in canoes, the conservation area, stocked with Impala, Zebra and Sable, of course not forgetting the mountainous area where the team did mountain climbing, leading to the gorge which is infested with crocodiles! Quite thrilling.

The team divided into two groups, Team Mukula; crossing borders and Team Dawn; as sure as the sun rises. Teams competed in a quiz and cooking challenge, with Team Mukula ultimately emerging as overall winners.

A range of activities took place, including mountain hiking, game viewing, bird watching, and sunset cruises. Afterwards the team proceeded to the camping site for refreshments, playing chess and scrabble while preparing dinner.

The team held business discussions moderated by CEO, Ian McFadyen, and Country Manager, Davison Kapakyulu. The discussion was centered on what worked well, what did not work well and what staff members would like to see implemented in 2022. The discussion was open, insightful and abundant.

A pilot exercise was also conducted, testing the use of digital lessons offline, harvesting the data using micro-servers and presenting the results, as if to stakeholders. The team later went for a boat cruise to experience the amazing sunset, where the sun changed from orange to a hundred shades of pink, to a dark navy blue. Dinner of fresh fish straight from the lake with Nshima was enjoyed.

Teams were ready to leave on Saturday morning right after visiting a Zayohub, to see the implementation of the project and the services they offer.

All in all, a great trip, very productive and an excellent team building experience.