What makes us proud as a team is that each member is driven by the desire to travel, explore and submerge themselves in new destinations & products. In our increasingly digital-first industry, they are the few who can of our clients, authentic insights and new ways to explore. Our travel consultants have been with Primate Journeys Africa since inception, all of us have lived in our specialist regions and travel around the region regularly. We will connect you with the best places to stay, introduce you to charismatic guides and share hidden gems. All things which are certain to make your trip extraordinary!

Just know that we’re not just a website search engine. We’re real people, in real offices – and it’s our people and their travel expertise that set us apart from the rest. When you talk to us, you’re tapping into a wealth of knowledge; the eyes and ears of the regional travel. Why spend hours researching unknown places, flight routes and transfers when our specialists can share this wisdom with you effortlessly, and tailor something amazing for you that ticks every box and gives you complete peace of mind.

MEET OUR TEAM

Rukundo Samuel (Founder | Director)

Born and raised at the edges of Kibale National Park also known the primate capital of Uganda. Samuel started as site guide at one of the community eco-tourism site immediately after his high school. Then later did guiding and customer care courses before joining Nkumba University for a Diploma in tourism operations & Management.

After his diploma he worked as a freelance tour guide for various safari companies in Uganda Rwanda Tanzania and parts of central Africa. Hence falling in love with the beautiful scenes, wildlife, nature and experiences encountered, he decided to start up a travel company to pass on and let others have a feeling just like he did. His principal function at Primate Journeys Africa is to ensure high quality professionalism at all levels and standards of work and work hand in hand with his team mates to ensure that our customers are offered the best services. His love for nature and wildlife drives him to offer clients an experience second to none. With his travel experience and varsity, he plans to put together complex programs to suite discerning travelers.

Paul Mucunguzi (Finance & Administration)

Paul has been with Primate Journeys Africa since inception and has contributed a great deal to its growth by rendering his wide knowledge on finance and marketing relate matters. Paul holds a BSc. In Marketing and administration for the last two & half decades, having worked with different hotel facilities then after he joined the safari business.

Born and raised in Entebbe Uganda during the Iddi Amin Era, where he has lived happily with his wife and the 4 children. Paul is well informed and his passion is reading and has the world history by his figure tips hence he can engage our guests especially those that get a chance to go with him on safari and sit by the camp fire!

 

 



Derrick Rukundo (Operations Manager)

Derrick has led many trips in Uganda and Rwanda for the last one decade, he is our operations manager and also doubles as our head guide. He was born in Kigali Rwanda, after the breakout of genocide at the tender age him and his siblings transferred to Kampala Uganda where he was raised by his big sisters. Who saw him successfully complete his Diploma in Tourism Operations and Management also in Customer Care.

Derrick has continued to live in Kampala with his family and currently has one daughter. His hobbies and interests include watching football, reading and spending time with his young family when not on the road. He started guiding in 2013 after meeting his namesake and Director of Primate Journeys who has seen him grow and Samuel has given derrick chances to freelance with other companies in order to expand his knowledge scope.

Derrick has added to his training and professionalism during his employment with certificates in Wilderness Medical Associates First Aid certificate, 4×4 driving (high range and self recovery), a bird guiding course in 2015 and advanced certification in professional guiding from Uganda Safari Guides Association (USAGA).  He has put his passionate interest in wildlife and experience caring for clients together to become an excellent all round guide and is often chosen as the lead guide for our larger safari groups.

WHY BOOK WITH US?

Whether you’re newly wed couple looking to get a romantic getaway for your honeymoon, or a large group or family that wants to enjoy a Safari holiday in East Africa, let it be you on a business trip, Primate Journeys Africa has something for you!

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CHOOSE US FOR:

  • Best prices

Primate Journeys Africa has a wonderful relationships and connections with our service providers, which enable us to give you the best prices for our Safaris.

  • Professionalism & Expertise

Our overwhelming love and passion for travel and our destinations, makes us want to share our first-hand knowledge with you, so join us for tailor-made journeys and mystic moments.

  • Passion & Drive

We love what we do and we share our passion to beautiful places where we have been before.

  • Variety of bespoke packages

Our journeys are Unique! each of our itineraries is different. We’ll tailor-make your trip to suit your individual needs and requirements rather than simply asking you to choose from set options. Through this we create your dream trip, and help you take home the best stories you’ll ever tell.

 

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