Meet Destination Zambia Team
Visitors from all over the globe travel to Zambia to “experience the extraordinary” and “explore new adventures”.

It is our objective at Destination Zambia, to welcome all travellers with equal warmth and to ensure an unforgettable journey, as they experience the Wilds and Wonders of Zambia. 
 
Our professional team is dedicated to not only promoting this incredible destination, but providing full support as a Tour Operator and Ground Handler. Accommodation, flights, car hire or whatever the travellers needs are, we have the options, and the final solution.lolest....
Team Member Profiles
Mrs Marion and Lance Bohling
Founder & Director
Armed with a Business Degree and Chartered Accounting Qualification respectively , combined business experience , determination, a love of working with people and a vision, we embarked on a journey in 2005 called Destination Zambia. 10 yrs later, with a team of 18 employees, we are still filled with passion, embrace every challenge and strive to be innovative in our business decisions, technology and daily operations. In line with the constant changes within the Tourism Industry, we always seek to be ahead of the game and provide for the changing market needs. We have expanded our company to include new divisions and aside from being a DMC, Inbound Operator and Ground handler, we have divisions that service Corporate Travel, Outbound Travel, Packages + Tours, Technology for Tourism. Further to this we have partnered with MSC Cruises, Club Travel, STA Travel (Student/Youth Discount Fares), ISIC Discount Cards, GAdventures, Contiki Tours and have launched a number of on-line travel products.

We have surrounded ourselves with a passionate and dedicated staff who have embraced our vision and philosphy, and we look forward to continuing this journey with them and others that join us as we move forward to embrace the changes, and find innovative ways to offer and deliver travel services. Together we are DZ.


Hobbies: In our free time we love to travel and seek out new experiences. Relaxation time definitely includes time in the bush, reading, walking, golf and being with friends and family - in particular our 2 kids Ash & Calv.

 
Mr James Tumba
Manager - Domestic Product and Leisure Department
I have been in the travel and hospitality industry since 2006. I hold a diploma in Tourism and Travel Agency Management from CPM Unisa; and IATA fares and ticketing & IATA Cargo from Air Zimbabwe Commercial School. Currently I am studying for a Bachelors Degree in Business Admin at The University of Africa. I joined DZ as a Leisure Consultant at the beginning of 2011, and have worked my way to my current position where I am responsible for the Leisure Department and Domestic Product Development. As individuals we are constantly exposed to training, products and technology to ensure that as a company, we provide a full travel solution for every client.

My role is most enjoyable as it gives me the ability to maximize opportunities through the application of knowledge and experience, gained from both theory and practice. In my dual role, this allows me to ultimately give the client a fulfilling, memorable experience! and develop the products which we offer - All in line with our 110% service policy and being the Best! The DZ philosophies we are exposed to ensure personal career growth in a company that is constantly growing and expanding. I look forward to a long and successful career with Destination Zambia.


Hobbies: I love the outdoors so my hobbies include horse riding, camping, fishing and hiking. I also enjoy chess, reading and experiencing new things.

 
Miss Carol Musama
Corporate Team leader
I qualified from the Hotel & Tourism Training Institute in 2005 and embarked on my career in the industry in 2006. I joined Destination Zambia in 2007 as a Junior Corporate Travel Consultant and in 2012 I was appointed as Team Leader - Corporate Division. In the last 8 years I have attended various inhouse and external training courses and also head up the STA Student Discount Fares division.

The Tourism Industry is an exciting industry and is constantly changing - new products; new technology and new methods. DZ strives to be a leader and embraces these changes and market needs. These opportunities and changes have exposed me to a wealth of knowledge and constant upgrading of my skills. Its great to be part of a credible and reputable organisation!


Hobbies: I love travelling and seeing beautiful sights. Another favourite pastime is reading and listening to good music. In addition to this, I also enjoy cooking.

 
Miss Mwenya Kawandami
Marketing Administrator / Senior Consultant


Hobbies: My hobbies and interests are socialising, reading, watching movies, cooking, exercising and travelling.
 
Mr Valentine Mushaukwa
Senior Corporate Travel Consultant


Hobbies: For relaxation, I enjoy meeting new friends, watching movies and playing music. When time allows, I play my favorite sport, basketball. Above all I most enjoy a good time with my family and friends.
 
Miss Ireen Mukanzu
Leisure Consultant
I graduated from the Hotel and Tourism Training Institute Trust (Fair view) in 2005 where I obtained a certificate in Travel and Tourism Operations. I have worked in the airline industry for 10 years and I joined DZ in 2010 as a Corporate Travel Consultant. I was given the opportunity this year to explore the Leisure side of Travel and moved across to the Leisure Department . I am very excited about this opportunity and the products I will be exposed to such as Zambia Tourism, Africa, Student Discount Fares, Cruising, Holiday packaging and so much more.

Since I was young I dreamt of a career in travel. Now that I have achieved it, I love my job with a passion. I get immense satisfaction from meeting people from all walks of life, and giving them a truly satisfying travel solution. Our team has the amazing ability to work as one and we all have the same vision. So customer service is never compromised.


Hobbies: My hobbies are travelling, reading, dancing, cooking, making friends and meeting people

 
Mr Collins Hamaiya
Corporate Travel Consultant
I hold a Certificate in Travel and Tourism Operations from Hotel and Tourism Training Institute Trust, and have five years of experience in the Tourism Industry: 1 year Airline Experience in Customer Service; 4 years years experience in Global Distribution System(GDS) Galileo as a Helpdesk Analyst. I recently joined Destination Zambia as a Corporate Travel Consultant, which makes me the newest member of the Travel Department. I look forward to furthering my knowledge and skill set as I get exposed to differing client demands, and products that are on offer, and furthering my career in a new direction.

I see Destination Zambia as a Company that has given me a new challenging role within an ambitious and successful team, that will enable me to make an effective contribution to the business while continuing my own career development. This is in line with Destination Zambia's strong philosophy of being innovative in staff enhancement and growth and opportunity within the Company


Hobbies: My main hobbies are travelling, reading, swimming, watching movies and of course soccer - I am an ardent Arsenal Soccer fan!

 
Miss Kabwe Kapembwa
Corporate Travel Consultant
I graduated from the Hotel and Tourism Training Institute Trust in September 2012 with a Dipolma in IATA/UFTAA. I immediately started working in the travel Industry. I have worked for reputable air travel agencies over the past three years, and it has been an amazing journey as I have improved my skills and knowledge. I joined Destination Zambia in March 2015 as a Corporate Travel Consultant and look forward to working with this dynamic team.

Travel can be a stressful industry, but at DZ we are equipped with the skills and tools to ensure the best service to all clients and I have grown my knowledge rapidly in the short time I have been with DZ. As busy as our day can be, I have fallen in love with it. It has given me the opportunity to interact with different people from all walks of life, and given me the opportunity to experience a wide range of demands and requests, and learn the skills to deal with them. As I continue my journey with Destination Zambia, I look forward to gaining the experience and learning all that there is to learn from everyone in my Team. Working as a Team is a concept that is fostered by DZ, and I enjoy being part of it and am excited about what the future holds.


Hobbies: I love travelling! The first time I experienced travelling in Africa, I loved this industry even more and knew this was what I wanted to do. In my spare time, I like to read motivational books, baking, cooking, visiting friends and family and discovering new things.

 
Miss Susan Kabokela
Reception & Administration Assistant
My initial background was in IT and i have an advanced ceritificate in computer studies and some basic knowledge in networking. I worked in a Training environment as a Receptionist and Training Assistant and travelled to Uganda and SA for Training Workshops. I have enjoyed the switch to this interesting industry and my knowledge in both Zambia Tourism, Corporate Travel and other Travel Products has grown enormously. I am looking forward to an exciting career path with this amazing company and running with opportunities available to me.

I joined DZ in 2014 as Receptionist & Administration Assistant. My role has since grown rapidly. My functions also include assisting with ISIC Student/Youth Travel Card marketing and sales, Administration support to senior management, managing the Company Drivers etc. As demanding as my job may be, I always welcome new challenges and turn them into opportunties to learn. I get to deal with people from all industries and walks of life, and love the interaction and my part in finding the right solution for each person.


Hobbies: My hobbies are dancing, cooking, listening to music, reading and travelling.