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Wed, 30 August 2023

Matthew Senyard Appointed Lodge Manager of Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti in Tanzania

(30/08/23)  Matthew Senyard has been appointed as Lodge Manager of the Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti, Tanzania.

In this role, Matthew assumes the operational responsibilities previously held by Marisa Fernandes who was promoted to General Manager in January 2023.

Matthew Senyard. Click to enlarge.
Matthew Senyard

Born in Australia, Matthew has more than 15 years of hospitality industry experience and cut his teeth working in various properties across Australia and the South Pacific.

Matthew moves to Tanzania from Gili Lankanfushi in Maldives where he worked as Resort Manager.

“Our Lodge is a very unique property located in the heart of an UNESCO World Heritage site,” said Marisa Fernandes. “Matthew’s dedication is not limited to creating a wonderful guest experience but also to committing his time and effort to foster support for the environment and community he finds himself in, just like in his previous roles in the South Pacific and Indian Ocean islands. We would like to leverage that and are proud that the feeling and excitement around this new challenge for Matthew was mutual. He takes over the day-to-day aspects of running the Lodge and ensuring that we continue to exceed Four Seasons legendary service that our guests have come to expect; this is critically rooted in our people, our property and the unique experiences we deliver.”

Matthew is a passionate amateur photographer of the natural world, an avid scuba diver and is passionate about all wildlife. His involvement in several eco-projects in the ocean and its reefs have helped positively impact the guest experience and the destination. His experience will assist in continuing to drive the Lodge’s various sustainability projects while allowing guests to immerse themselves in the Serengeti with all it has to offer.

“Growing up in Australia, I developed a passion for nature and the different cultures around me. This was cultivated further as I tenured at resorts in the South Pacific and in the Indian Ocean,” he said. “Sure, I have swapped the beach for the bush, but I cannot be prouder to join a Four Seasons property with a verifiable track record of community and environmental support through its ESG initiatives such as the ones supported by the Discovery Centre fund. Working in the heart of one of the world’s most breathtaking wildlife reserves is a very thrilling life opportunity.”

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