Our Story

Background Information of our story

Encounter Africa Safaris Ltd is a dream project started by three graduates of Makerere University School of Tourism. The dream ( our story) stretches back in 2003 after our Internship training with Uganda Wild Life Authority and Uganda Museum respectively. Tourism being a new industry by then, there was lack of professionalism on the side of Tour Operators who were not willing to employ tourism graduates leading to poor service provision compared to countries like Kenya and Tanzania. In order to change the picture of Uganda tour operators, we decided to start a tour and travel company based on professionalism and travel advice you can trust. Since then, we have never looked back.


Amos Ochieng

Amos Ochieng with his friends-Second from right

Amos Ochieng graduated with a Bachelor of tourism management from Makerere University, and has a Masters in Leisure, Tourism and Environment from Wageningen University the Netherlands. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Wageningen University the Netherlands and is focusing on Wildlife conservation for rural livelihoods change. He has previously worked as assistant coordinator of the Bachelor of tourism programme at Makerere and currently is an assistant Lecturer on the Bachelor of tourism programme at Makerere University. Before the above he worked as a safari consultant for various well established tour companies as well as providing consultancy services to other tour companies.

His wealth of Tourism and travel knowledge has enabled him to bring Encounter Africa Safaris this far.