In Jungle Resort Pingpe you will receive a warm welcome from our staff. The staff members are from the village Pingpe or from surrounding villages. They work with great pleasure at the Resort, where they have the opportunity to make new contacts and learn about other cultures. We would like to introduce to you some staff of Jungle Resort Pingpe:
Employees at Jungle Resort Pingpe – kitchen and housekeeping work
In the Resort Toetie, Tracya and other local employees are working. They take care of the meals and the maintenance of the resort. Chef Toetie and her team will show you their way of cooking, whereby they are putting together a varied menu for the tour. To prepare the meals they use as much as possible fresh vegetables from the Resort‘s vegetable garden. Besides the permanent staff the Resort hires local guides and boatsmen for all other activities.
Kenpris Chapeau Siesa – Guide and owner of Jungle Resort Pingpe
Kenpris Siesa, alias ‘Chapeau’, opened Jungle Resort Pingpe in 2007.
Chapeau’s passion is, to let his guests experience his culture and enjoy the nature of ‘his’ Boven-Suriname in an enthusiastic way. With his knowledge and enthusiasm your trip to the interior of Suriname will be an unforgettable experience. As he puts it: “When I am in the jungle, I feel at home.” He likes to take you to his ‘home’, where you get to know the maroon culture end enjoy a wonderful adventure!
Chapeau is very busy – both with his guests an d with the residents of Pingpe and the persons from surrounding areas. The resort presents possibilities to support social projects in the community and thereby creates employment opportunities, funds special projects in Pingpe village and at the school in Semoisie.
Judith Luijken – Office and marketing manager
Judith lives since early 2009 in Paramaribo. After a short holiday in Suriname, she knew immediately that this was the country where she felt at home. The hospitality, the friendly people and the beautiful nature, where she felt absolutely free, were decisive factors to migrate from the Netherlands to Switi Sranan. She once said, “When I’m 40, I will live in a hut in Africa”. Though Suriname is not Africa, it comes pretty close. Since she met Chapeau in 2008, whereby he passionately spoke about his future dream, a close relationship and an excellent cooperation developed. With the same excitement as Chapeau, Judith works in Paramaribo for Jungle Resort Pingpe. As the contact person, Judith is in close contact with the guests and tour operators and she is also responsible for the bookings, planning of the tours, the marketing and the general business management.
Due to our small business size Pingpe Resort has no office in Paramaribo. For appointments you can reach us by telephone or e-mail and then we meet you at a location suitable for you and inform you without any obligation about our tours. You can book your tour to Jungle Resort Pingpe online or by one of our sales agents in Paramaribo.
Telephone: (00597) 08768014 / 08234744