Frequently cited as one of the highlights of our longer safaris, the guides are all local, utilising their expertise to welcome guests to their home and celebrate with them what Uganda and Rwanda have to offer. There’s more than this, too. Below you can gain an understanding of what it means to be a guide with Volcanoes Safaris and be one of the best in the region but on our blog you can really Meet the Guides, where they share their stories and experience of being on safari with you.


Francis Kiwanuka

Francis grew up in Masaka, a town that sits to the west of Kampala and he has been a guide for over 20 years. He has experienced some amazing things whilst working as a guide; you should really ask him to tell you a few stories from his safaris! Like all of Volcanoes Safaris’ guides, Francis speaks a number of languages including English, Swahili, Kinyarwanda and Luganda.

Francis’ favourite place to take Volcanoes guests is Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. He has often seen the gorillas hanging around Bwindi Lodge and eating the lush vegetation that surround the bandas. Francis not only loves gorillas but he also has a great respect for the elusive leopards that he tries to spot when in QE National Park and Murchison Falls.


Moses Bahati

Moses was born in Uganda and speaks an impressive 10 languages. He has worked in the Volcanoes workshop as a mechanic for 4 years, until he was encouraged by the other Volcanoes guides to complete the necessary courses to become a guide. He took their advice and is now part of the Volcanoes guides team!

Outside work, Moses loves sports, in particular swimming, aerobics and football. His favorite teams are Arsenal and Uganda Cranes. His favourite place to take Volcanoes Safaris guests is Murchison Falls because it has the greatest density of wildlife in the region. Moses’ favorite animal is the giraffe, which is one of the species that lives around Murchison Falls.