How would you describe yourself to a stranger?
For all the years I have lived I haven’t pretended to be someone I am not. I am always myself regardless of who I meet.
What makes your company unique from other travel companies?
Well, I should say that we’ve always had cheap trips and yet the value attached is high. Our customers have always gotten the best.
Which local destinations are most popular on your itinerary?
Our mode of work is we organize trips, advertise then get clients. However, we also do customized trips. We haven’t done a destination twice, we are always looking out for new destinations.
What are your favourite travel and tourism destinations, locally and beyond?
Locally I love any place that has water. I love boat cruising; waterfalls anything to do with water is my thing so I would go on any destination with water involved. I have been to several waterfalls in Uganda and have crossed waters several times.
The only thing I fear is rafting. I have not braced myself for it. I have been to Sipi falls, Wild waters, Tubing the Nile, Mabere ga’nyina mwiru, Itanda falls, Busowooko falls and Murchison falls.
What makes you proud to be a Ugandan?
Uganda is naturally gifted and being a part of this beauty makes me greatly proud.
What do you offer to ensure a tourist gets the best experience while on a trip?
We always let our customers do as they please. We don’t put restrictions on them.
Who have been your best tourists, and why?
My friends have been my best tourists. They have supported me right from the word go and they have never stopped doing so. The vibe is so real when you travel with them.
What was your initial or first travel experience? What memories did you carry from it?
I have travelled several times even before the idea of creating a company came to mind but there’s this one trip I took to Wanale Hill and Sipi falls in 2017. Everything was well until we got attacked by the locals on top of Wanale Hill.
It was both sad and fun. We all kept screaming and running down the hills. Some of the guys got hit but what was funny was the way they were talking. I won’t mention names but up to now we keep laughing about this incident.
What makes your travel experience?
What makes my travel experience special is when I meet new faces and leave as if we’ve known each other for a long time.
What breaks your travel experience?
What breaks my travel experience is when I take tourists on a tour, and they get disappointed. There is this one trip (Girls trip I did to Jinja) I coordinated with one other tour guide in Jinja and hoped I would find everything set, especially accommodation since I had sent in money for bookings but to my surprise it wasn’t how I expected.
The girls abused me, trolled me, and nearly asked the ground to swallow me. I cried, felt so small and asked myself why it had to happen that way. The more I apologized to them the more they got angry. On day two of that particular trip I had to call in my colleague to join because I had almost lost it.
What would you like to see done better in Uganda’s tourism sector?
Uganda’s tourism sector needs a lot of marketing and promotion. We have so much to show to the world but less has been done to market or promote most of these sites.
Which travel destinations are on your travel bucket list, and why?
Next on my bucket list I have Semuliki National Game Park. I’m so much dying to go have a look at those Hot springs then Zanzibar. I love chilling by the water banks. I love Zanzibar because of its beautiful beaches.
What do you love about your culture?
I’m a Musoga and what I love about my culture is the hospitality we exhibit.