We pride ourselves on being passionate, experienced, and opinionated when it comes to making safari planning in Eastern Africa. Our team includes knowledgeable staff who can organise a personalized well-planned journey as well as expert guides who will make your trips genuine encounters, superb and perfect. Enjoy!”
The company has employed well trained personnel in tour and travel operations as its staff. The staff comprises of permanent and support staff that comes in when there is a work overload; (these are on call 24 hours to alleviate the pressure on the permanent workers). The permanent staff is comprised of a team of nine (9) and has experience in customer care services, which is second to none.
The group at the top is headed by a very influential Managing Director who is very industrious in the travel industry. The company is divided into subsections to see to its’ smooth operation which includes: the operations department, Sales and Marketing and the secretarial section. This arrangement has enabled Cycads Safaris to maintain a realistic overhead cost item, which is the secret behind the competitiveness in the company’s pricing structure.
Charles Biryomumaisho -CEO
Charles Biryomumaisho is a travel expert, specialty tour operator, and founder of Cycads African Safaris. He is a native of Uganda and hails from Ntungamo District in Western Uganda. With years of experience in the sales of travel, tourism, hotel, and hospitality areas, Charles is one of the most experienced tour operators in East Africa. He has been in the tourism industry since 2000.
He has spent most of his life traversing East and Southern Africa. He has worked in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda. It’s always a pleasure to work with so many different people from different countries and with such a multitude of exciting destinations. I look forward to hosting you in East Africa!
Carlos Tumushabe - Travel Advisor
Carlos is the head of the Tours Department at Cycads African Safaris. Since 2010, he has been deeply involved in arranging our fantastic travel deals. In crafting our packages, He considers every detail of travel, from hotel selection to planning events and attractions travelers won't want to miss. Carlos holds a Bachelors of Tourism degree from Makerere University.
Brenda Kemigisa - Marketing Manager
Brenda Kemigisha is a graduate of Information Technology from Makerere University Kampala. She is responsible for executing marketing plans for Cycads Safaris. She maintains the website, does social media marketing and she is the right person to contact if you would like to partner with us in terms of tourism promotion.
Rachael Asimiire - Tour Consultant
Rachael is the Reservations Manager for Cycads Safaris. A native of Uganda, Rachel does the donkey work of making all reservations; hotel and lodge reservations, gorilla permits and activities bookings, domestic flights etc. She enjoys her work and has pride in making sure that our clients enjoy a trouble free and smooth vacation. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Management from Makerere University.
Yvonne Kunihira - Financial Manager
Yvonne Kunihira is a graduate of Makerere University. She is the Finance Manager for Cycads Safaris. She has been working with us for the past 3 years. She loves travel and adventure, the reason as to why the calling to work with us.
Our Tour Guides
Our safari guides are well exposed and very knowledgeable on all the tour destinations in Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana. All guides are fluent in the English language and possess excellent communication skills. Our safari guides are very instrumental and flexible thus adjust to any situation at hand.
The management has carefully recruited outgoing and amiable personalities for this particular job. All guides have been fully trained to handle emergencies and provide ready solutions to clients in case of any mishaps on the tour. Most importantly our safari guides have in depth knowledge of both flora and fauna in all destination countries. A safari experience with one of our safari guides will indeed be memorable.
Ashadu Ssekandi - Tour Guide
Ssekandi Ashadu is a native of Uganda. He is a member of the Uganda Safari Guides Association (USAGA/167/2014). He has conducted tours across East Africa for a period of over 8 Years. He is one of the highly rated tour guides of Cycads African Safaris and he is eager to make your trip a success!
Jimmy Mukasa - Tour Guide
Jimmy is a native of Uganda. He has been guiding safaris in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda for the past 7 years. He is efficient, knowledgeable and well equipped with organizational skills to make your safari memorable. He is highly ranked among the best tour guides in East Africa.
Mandela - Tour Guide
Mandela hails from Western Uganda, one of the best places to safari in Uganda. He has guided safaris in Uganda and Rwanda. He is fun, reliable, creative and extremely organized. He has been working with Cycads African Safaris for the past 3 years and he is looking to hosting you in Africa.