Our Team

Encounter Africa Safaris limited employs a team of professionally trained and motivated staff that run our offices based in Entebbe Uganda. Majority of our current dedicated staff joined Encounter Africa Safaris as interns and we have been able to train and model them into professional destination specialists. They are passionate about their work and will make sure that all your inquiries are responded to immediately or within twenty four hours. It is this first response rate with accurate and timely advice that has seen us a darling to most clients as seen on Safari bookings review page.


Amos Ochieng

Amos Ochieng - Managing Director

Hi, I’m Amos Ochieng the Managing Director and team leader at Encounter Africa Safaris. I attended Makerere University where I did a bachelors degree in Tourism Management. I hold a master’s degree in Leisure, Tourism and Environment from Wegeningen University the Netherlands and am currently pursuing a PhD at Wageningen University focusing on Wildlife conservation for rural livelihood change. Am an assistant lecturer on the Bachelor of tourism program at Makerere University and a team leader of motivated staff of Encounter Africa Safaris. My tourism journey has seen me work with well established tour companies and providing consultancy services to conservation organizations and travel Agencies. I have been to Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, South Africa and to most European countries. Welcome to Encounter Africa Safaris.

Christopher Mugisha

Christopher Mugisa - Senior Safari Consultant

Hi Guys! Am Chris and your welcome to Encounter Africa Safaris. I am a Bachelor’s degree holder in Travel and Tourism Management of Makerere University Business School. I joined the team at Encounter Africa Safaris 4 years ago as an intern and with the dedication and leadership from the staff I was transformed into a specialist destination manager for Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania. Travelling and discovering new places is my passion. Contact us and I will make sure you get a response with in the shortest time and will make sure you get a memorable experience on your visit.

Jerry Nakamatte-Safari Consultant Encounter Africa

Jerry Nakamatte - Senior Safari Consultant.

Hi Guys! Am sure most of you have received my emails and quotes but if you have not don’t worry. I have been here for the last eight years as a destination specialist for Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi. I love traveling, gorilla tracking and having fun. Am a graduate of tourism and travel and I hold a diploma in accounts as well. Am sure, you will talk or write to me about safaris to Uganda or Rwanda. My favorite National Parks are Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for gorilla tracking and Queen Elizabeth National Park for a boat cruise on Kazinga channel. Send me an inquiry and I will make your safari preparations as swift as possible. Welcome to Encounter Africa Safaris

Tina SamaliTinaSamali – Safari And Reservations Consultant

If this is your first time, to visit Encounter Africa website, then you are most welcome. I hold a bachelors degree in degree in Tourism Management of Makerere University and I joined Encounter Africa Safaris Ltd as an intern and I have been transformed into a destination specialist for Uganda and Rwanda. In my five years with Encounter Africa safaris, I have managed to travel to Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania and Burundi. I love traveling and responding to clients specific interests. Try me and you will get a response in less than thirty minutes. Welcome to Encounter Africa Safaris


At Encounter Africa Safaris ltd, we understand that a professional and knowledgeable guide is part and parcel of any successful safari. We have a team of professional, well trained, motivated team of driver guides who have been with us for the last 10 years as guides and tour leaders of international groups. Our guides are knowledgeable in flora, fauna and history of all destinations we offer and have trained with Uganda Safari Guides Association, Uganda Wildlife Authority and Uganda Bird guides Club. They have trained in defensive driving to make sure that their driving skills improve.

Tolbert Gumisiiza

Tolbert Gumisiriza - Operations and Head Guide

Hello, Am a Ugandan who grew up in Jinja, the source of the longest Nile on planet earth. During my childhood stage, I used to admire safari guides in their vehicles. After my studies, I decided to pursue a carrier in tourism which is my passion. I have been guiding tourists for the last 8 years as a guide and tour leader for big groups. I have trained with Uganda Wildlife Authority on guiding in National Park, Uganda Safari Guides Association on guiding and public relations, Uganda bird guides association specializing in birding and I have been to Burindi, Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania while guiding our clients. As operations and head guide, I make sure that all operations run smoothly. Welcome to Encounter Africa Safaris.

Paul Nangai

Paul Nangai - Tour Leader and Senior Guide

I have been in this business of guiding for quite some time. About 10 years? Only God knows how much I love this job. I hold a bachelors degree in Tourism Management from Makerere University and I choose not to sit in office but to show our clients the beauty of our country Uganda. I have been to Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi and of course Uganda guiding clients. Three quarters of my time is spent in the field with you guys and your reviews and feedback explain why we are among the best in East Africa. I love birding and general wildlife safaris. Am sure you will be joining our tours soon.

Robert Ochaya-Senior Guide and bird specialist

Robert Ochaya - Senior Guide and bird specialist

Hi, am Robert a Karamanjongo from North Eastern Uganda. Have you had of Kidepo National Park? Yes that’s where I come from. I spent my childhood time in National Park since my father worked with Uganda Wildlife Authority and because of this; I managed to learn more about wildlife in National Parks of Uganda. Are you a bird enthusiast? Join me as we identify forest, water and forest birds in Uganda. I walk with by binoculars since every day is a birding day. I hold certificates from Uganda Bird Guides club, Uganda Safari Guides Association and defensive driving.

Jacob Sekajja

Hello Guys? I am a computer engineer by profession and a guide by nature and passion. Three years at Makerere University doing a bachelors in Computer engineering was a waste of time as all I wanted was to spend time with people and not computers. I have been guiding for Encounter Africa Safaris for the past seven years to Rwanda, Burundi and Uganda. I have trained with Uganda Safari guides Association and I belong to Uganda Bird Guides Club, Uganda Cultural Guides Club and I love people, culture and birds. Welcome to Encounter Africa Safaris.