Our experienced local and foreign team will look after you and is committed to providing you with the best East African travel experience possible. Meet our experts:
Okech Obur holds a certificate and a double diploma in wildlife management and tourism. He further attended several defensive driving, first aid, and wildlife, tour-guiding courses and is currently one of the best tour guides in eastern Africa.
Okech joined the safari world about a decade ago during the construction of Semliki Safari Lodge. After gaining hospitality experience for six months, Okech became the assistant manager and later general manager for Semliki Safari Lodge, a position he held for 2 years. He was the only Ugandan Assistant Project Director who worked and participated with the Semliki Chimpanzee Project sponsored by Indiana University (USA) and researched chimpanzee behaviour for a year. In addition, he received practical training from a Zimbabwean professional hunter and trainer and worked as boat captain on the southern tip of Lake Albert guiding tourists, sport fishing, and birding. Okech is a successful wildlife spotter and is currently working on improving his Italian language skills to enhance his credentials.
With his vast knowledge and experience in African tourism, Okech started Around Africa Safaris to share his knowledge and appreciation of nature with everyone.
Jesca holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Bugema University as well as the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education. Prior to working for Around Africa Safaris, she was employed by the Kampala Serena Hotel in the accounting department, with a responsibility for purchasing, cost accounting and internal auditing. In addition to her financial expertise, Jesca has a strong interest in travel and tourism and enjoys contributing her knowledge as a financial expert at Around Africa Safaris.
Nankya Jane completed her, Bsc in environmental science at Makerere University, and Diploma in wildlife and allied natural resource management at Uganda Wildlife Training Institute. Her team work, flexibility, motivation, and hard work have led her, to have a strong analytical skills, knowledge of guest service and communication skills. However, these skills are really intrinsic for her – she is extremely passionate about what she does and it shines through, in all of her interactions. Her hard work and determination is to provide excellent and unequaled service has a big impact on our marketing and reservations department.
Reading, travel and watching movies, keeps her inspired in her personal time.