Top Queen Elizabeth National Park Guides

An amazing national park to visit in Uganda, make sure you do it with the best guide you can find to enhance your experience.

The following guides have the qualifications and experience to provide a wonderful guiding service for your trip. Take a look at their bio profiles to learn more about them.


QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor of Tourism (Makerere University)
  • Certificate in Driver Guide Training Course
EXPERIENCE
  • 2013 TO PRESENT: Guiding in Uganda and Rwanda, spending a lot of time in the Queen Elizabeth National Park.

WHY AND HOW DID YOU BECOME A GUIDE?

Growing up close to Queen Elizabeth National Park, I always saw tourist cars moving in and out of the park. This always pulled my attention to sneak in the park just to see those animals too, especially the Kobs. After high school my mind was focussed on one thing, becoming a tour guide. I joined University and studied a Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism from Makerere University and this was my turning point to the tour guiding career.

WHAT MAKES A GOOD SAFARI GUIDE?

I believe a safari guide is always a centre of the whole trip, the rest of the aspects like lodges and transportation are secondary and with a great guide, you will have a good trip regardless of the nature of the other factors. Below is a list of some of the aspects of a good safari guide:

  • Knowledge/information on a destination.
  • How to manage expectations especially animal sightings
  • How you relate with the people (both guests and local people at the destination).
  • Safety and security of the guests (safe driving, interpreting animal behaviour and signals as well as cleanliness).
  • Great sense of humour and creativity.

MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT?

The day when our guests went for two consecutive chimpanzee treks and it rained heavily. The chimps stayed up high in the canopies and the guests didn’t spot anything.

FAVOURITE ANIMAL?

Lions - Besides their great look, terrific roars especially the males, I also love there team work. They hunt as a family and have total confidence to take down anything regardless of the size.

MOST MEMORABLE SIGHTING?

Back in 2019 around November in Murchison falls, after a whole day of searching for cats (lions and leopards) and it wasn’t successful, we decided to drive back to Pakuba Safari lodge. I call this the luckiest day as we were blessed with 6 leopard sightings and 4 lions while driving back to the lodge. A one hour journey to the lodge ended up becoming a 5 hours drive in the night. Our group is the only one that was lucky to see those cats that day.

INTERESTING ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR?

Lions up for hunting and a roaring male lion.

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QUALIFICATIONS
  • I have a diploma in tourism management and hospitality.
EXPERIENCE
  • 2014 TO PRESENT: guiding experience in Uganda, Rwanda, and Congo.

WHY AND HOW DID YOU BECOME A GUIDE?

After getting my Diploma in tourism management and hospitality I went for my industrial training in Mgahinga Gorilla National park Uganda and this too increased my passion for tourism, and it gave me the freedom of expression and a chance to learn more about the senior guides in the field.

WHAT MAKES A GOOD SAFARI GUIDE?

A safari guide is someone that has knowledge about culture, wildlife, nature, birds, and physical features in his country and outside his country and is willing to share his or her knowledge of understanding with other people.

MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT?

The most embarrassing guiding moment is when I spotted a pride of lions on a safari in Akagera national park Rwanda. When I wanted to drive closer, I had a puncture and by the time I fixed another tire the pride had gone into the thickets

FAVOURITE ANIMAL?

My favourite animal is a lion and mainly because of their social behaviours of living together in a pride, their strength to defend their families and territories, and their working together in terms of looking for food (hunting) i.e. ''The teeth that are together breaking the bone''.

MOST MEMORABLE SIGHTING?

My most memorable sighting remains a day I spotted a lioness with a fresh kill ofman antelope (Uganda kob) in Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda climbing with it into a fig tree to hide and preserve it for the family.

INTERESTING ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR?

An interesting animal behaviour I have witnessed mostly is the demarcation of territories. Many of the animals demarcate their territories to chase away intruders from other families or groups.

BEST EXPERIENCE OF YOUR GUIDING CAREER?

The best experience in my guiding career is when I get a successful safari and then my clients tell me we have enjoyed our tour with you and your company. Then they say "We shall recommend our friends to travel with your company" and then sometime later the company calls me saying we have a booking recommended by the previous clients.

FREQUENT GUIDING LOCATION AND FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION?

Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda and Akagera National Park Rwanda. Specialize in Mammals and Photography.

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