Our Team

Our Team: Come Meet Us Upclose

Welcome to Arcadia Safaris, where the spirit of adventure meets unparalleled expertise! At the heart of our journey lies a team of dedicated individuals, each passionate about curating unforgettable experiences in the wild. As stewards of nature’s wonders, our team is committed to crafting safari adventures that transcend the ordinary, blending excitement with a deep respect for the environment.

From seasoned wildlife enthusiasts to skilled guides with an intimate knowledge of the terrain, our diverse team brings together a wealth of expertise. With a shared commitment to conservation and sustainable tourism, we strive to make every encounter with nature not just a journey, but a transformative experience.

Embark on a safari with us, and you’ll find yourself in the capable hands of a team that thrives on creating moments of awe and connection. Join us in the pursuit of discovery, where every member of our team plays a crucial role in turning your safari dreams into reality. Arcadia Safaris is not just a travel company; it’s a collective of passionate individuals dedicated to unlocking the beauty of the wild for you. Get ready for a journey that transcends expectations and ventures into the extraordinary!

Behind The Scenes

Meet The Team

joseph-mbaziira-founder-&-managing-director-arcadia-safarisJOSEPH MBAZIIRA

FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR

Joseph, the Managing Director of Arcadia Safaris, is a seasoned leader with a passion for adventure and conservation. With a background in wildlife biology and a keen understanding of sustainable tourism, Joseph has dedicated his career to creating unforgettable experiences that harmonize with nature.

Having started as a safari guide, Joseph’s hands-on experience in the field allows him to curate exceptional journeys that not only showcase the beauty of the natural world but also contribute to its preservation. His commitment to responsible tourism is reflected in Arcadia Safaris’ mission to minimize environmental impact and support local communities.

Joseph’s leadership style is characterized by a blend of strategic vision and a deep appreciation for the intricate ecosystems he explores. Under his guidance, Arcadia Safaris has become synonymous with ethical travel, attracting adventurers who seek not just a thrilling experience but also a meaningful connection to the places they visit.

Driven by a belief in the transformative power of travel, Joseph continues to lead Arcadia Safaris toward new frontiers, inspiring both clients and team members to embrace a sustainable approach to exploring the wonders of the world.

ssemwogerere-brian-co-founder-&-senior-tour-consultant-arcadia-safarisSSEMWOGERERE BRIAN

CO-FOUNDER & SENIOR TOUR CONSULTANT

Brian, the Senior Tour Consultant and a Co-Founder at Arcadia Safaris, is a seasoned professional with a passion for crafting unforgettable travel experiences. With a background rooted in the travel industry, Brian has honed his skills over the years to become a trusted advisor for those seeking adventure and exploration. Having spent over 15 Years in Queen Elizabeth National Park, his dedication and experience is exceptional.

His journey in the world of travel began with a deep curiosity about different cultures and a love for the great outdoors. Brian’s dedication to providing top-notch service and personalized itineraries has made him a go-to expert for discerning travelers.

Known for his attention to detail and a keen sense of adventure, Brian goes above and beyond to ensure that each Arcadia Safaris tour is not just a vacation but a transformative experience. His extensive knowledge of exotic destinations, coupled with a commitment to sustainability, makes him a valuable asset to the Arcadia Safaris team.

Whether it’s a safari through the heart of Africa, an expedition to remote corners of the world, or a cultural immersion in vibrant cities, Brian’s expertise and enthusiasm shine through in every bespoke journey he creates. With a client-centric approach and a knack for turning dreams into reality, Brian continues to inspire wanderlust in those who entrust him with their travel aspirations.

antoraine-noami-martha-reservation-associate-arcadia-safarisANTORAINE NAOMI MARTHA

RESERVATION ASSOCIATE

Martha is the heartbeat of Arcadia Safaris’ reservation team. With a passion for travel and a keen eye for detail, she ensures that every guest’s journey begins with a seamless and unforgettable booking experience. Martha’s knack for organization and friendly demeanor make her the go-to person for those looking to plan their dream safari.

Born with a love for wildlife and adventure, Martha’s career at Arcadia Safaris is a natural fit. Her in-depth knowledge of the diverse safari offerings and commitment to customer satisfaction make her an invaluable asset to the team. Whether it’s crafting personalized itineraries or navigating last-minute changes, Martha approaches every task with enthusiasm and dedication.

With years of experience in the travel industry, Martha has honed her skills in customer service and reservation management. Her ability to communicate effectively and her genuine interest in each guest’s needs contribute to the exceptional service that defines Arcadia Safaris.

Martha’s commitment extends beyond the office; she’s often found exploring new destinations, seeking inspiration for the next unforgettable adventure. Her love for the wild and dedication to creating seamless experiences make Martha a trusted and beloved member of the Arcadia Safaris family.

vincent-walukagga-customer-relationship-officer-arcadia-safarisVINCENT WALUKAGGA

CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP OFFICER

Vincent, the charismatic force behind customer relations at Arcadia Safaris, is more than just a Customer Relationship Officer—he’s a maestro orchestrating the symphony of client satisfaction. With a background steeped in hospitality and a knack for understanding the nuances of individual preferences, Vincent is the linchpin in creating seamless and unforgettable experiences for Arcadia’s clientele.

Having honed his skills in the art of communication, Vincent is a maestro in building and nurturing relationships. His ability to anticipate the unique needs of each client transforms mere transactions into enduring connections. With a keen eye for detail and a genuine passion for making dreams come true, Vincent ensures that every Arcadia Safaris adventure is not just a journey but a personalized masterpiece.

Whether it’s crafting bespoke itineraries, resolving concerns with a touch of finesse, or simply sharing infectious enthusiasm for the wonders of the world, Vincent goes above and beyond. His commitment to excellence is not just a professional duty but a personal ethos, reflecting Arcadia Safaris’ commitment to making every client feel like an esteemed member of the Arcadia family.

In the world of customer relations, Vincent is the virtuoso, turning each interaction into a delightful melody and transforming ordinary encounters into extraordinary memories. Arcadia Safaris is not just a travel destination; it’s an experience curated and elevated by the unwavering dedication of Vincent, the heart and soul of customer satisfaction.

ahimbisibwe-allan-2-human-resouce-manager-&-tour-coordinator-arcadia-safarisAHIMBISIBWE ALLAN

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGER & TOUR COORDINATOR

Allan, a dynamic professional with a knack for people management, found his calling in the realm of Human Resources. Armed with a degree in Business Administration and a passion for fostering positive work environments, Allan has dedicated his career to ensuring that employees not only thrive in their roles but also contribute effectively to the overall success of the organization.

With a keen understanding of the intricacies of HR, Allan has honed his skills in recruitment, employee relations, and talent development. His approach is rooted in the belief that a motivated and engaged workforce is key to achieving corporate goals. Allan excels in creating HR policies that strike a balance between employee well-being and organizational objectives.

But Allan is not just confined to the corporate world. His adventurous spirit led him to take on the role of a Tour Coordinator at Arcadia Safaris. Here, he combines his organizational prowess with his love for travel and exploration. As a Tour Coordinator, Allan meticulously plans and executes unforgettable safari experiences, ensuring that each journey is not just a trip but a story waiting to be told.

In both his roles, Allan thrives on building connections—whether it’s connecting the right talent with the right job or creating memorable travel experiences for eager adventurers. His dual expertise in HR management and tour coordination speaks volumes about his versatility and ability to navigate diverse landscapes, be it in the boardroom or the heart of the wilderness.

ismael-muwonge-head-of-communications-arcadia-safarisISMAEL MUWONGE

HEAD OF COMMUNICATIONS & SENIOR TOUR CONSULTANT

Meet Ismael, the vibrant soul behind the scenes and the friendly face guiding your adventure at Arcadia Safaris. With a passion for storytelling and a knack for creating unforgettable experiences, Ismael wears two hats with ease: Head of Communications and Senior Tour Consultant.

Born with a wanderlust spirit, Ismael’s journey in the tourism industry started as a dreamer captivated by the allure of distant lands. From his early days as a curious traveler, he swiftly transitioned into a seasoned professional, blending his love for exploration with his expertise in crafting seamless journeys.

As the Head of Communications, Ismael is the voice that bridges cultures and captures the essence of Arcadia Safaris’ unparalleled offerings. Through eloquent narratives and captivating visuals, he paints vivid pictures of the breathtaking landscapes, rich wildlife, and cultural treasures awaiting every traveler.

In his role as Senior Tour Consultant, Ismael’s passion shines through as he curates bespoke itineraries tailored to each traveler’s desires. Whether it’s a thrilling safari adventure, a serene retreat in nature, or an immersive cultural experience, Ismael’s meticulous attention to detail ensures every moment exceeds expectations.

Beyond his professional prowess, Ismael is a people person at heart. His warm demeanor and genuine interest in others make every interaction with him a memorable one. Whether he’s sharing travel tips, discussing conservation efforts, or simply swapping stories around a campfire, Ismael’s enthusiasm is contagious.

On the Trip

Meet Our Guides

gyagenda-stanley-senior-guide-and-driver-arcadia-safarisGYAGENDA STANLEY

SENIOR GUIDE AND DRIVER

Stanley, the seasoned Senior Guide and Driver for Arcadia Safaris, is a living encyclopedia of the wilderness. With a career spanning over two decades, Stanley has navigated the diverse landscapes of Africa with an unwavering passion for wildlife and conservation.

Raised in the heart of a National Park, Stanley’s connection to nature was fostered from an early age. His intimate knowledge of the local flora and fauna is not just a result of formal education, but a lifelong immersion in the ecosystems he now guides others through.

Stanley’s journey with Arcadia Safaris began as a young enthusiast, gradually working his way up the ranks due to his exceptional skills and unbridled enthusiasm. Today, as a Senior Guide, he not only leads safaris with finesse but also imparts his wisdom to the next generation of guides.

His trusty Land Rover is not just a mode of transport but an extension of himself, weaving through the wilderness like a silent predator on the prowl. Stanley’s stories around the campfire are as captivating as the landscapes he traverses, offering clients a deeper understanding of the intricacies of the natural world.

Stanley’s commitment to conservation goes beyond his role as a guide. He actively engages in community projects, promoting sustainable practices and wildlife protection. His legacy is not just the memories etched in the minds of those lucky enough to embark on a safari with him but also the positive impact he leaves on the delicate ecosystems he calls home.

aristote-kambere-safari-driver-guide-arcadia-safarisARISTOTE KAMBERE

SAFARI DRIVER – GUIDE

Aristote, the seasoned Safari Driver-Guide of Arcadia Safaris, is a true maestro of the wilderness. Born and raised amidst the untamed beauty of Rwenzori Region, Aristote developed an early fascination for the diverse flora and fauna that call this enchanting land home.

With a keen eye and a heart full of adventure, Aristote embraced his passion for wildlife and embarked on a journey to become a Safari Driver-Guide. He honed his skills under the tutelage of seasoned experts, learning the art of tracking elusive animals, navigating the sprawling landscapes, and sharing the untold stories of Arcadia’s rich biodiversity.

Aristote’s extensive knowledge of the region’s ecosystems is matched only by his unwavering commitment to conservation. He not only leads thrilling safaris but also educates and inspires travelers about the importance of preserving the delicate balance of nature.

As the face of Arcadia Safaris, Aristote’s charismatic personality and infectious enthusiasm make every safari an unforgettable experience. Whether weaving through dense jungles or traversing vast savannahs, he ensures that each journey is a harmonious blend of excitement, education, and respect for the incredible wildlife that graces Arcadia. Aristote, the Safari Driver-Guide extraordinaire, invites you to join him on a transformative adventure through the heart of one of Earth’s most mesmerizing landscapes.

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BUKENYA

SAFARI GUIDE – DRIVER

Bukenya is not just a safari guide; he’s a storyteller, a wildlife whisperer, and a guardian of the African wilderness. Growing up in the lush landscapes of Uganda, Bukenya developed an early passion for nature. His childhood was filled with adventures in the bush, where he learned to track animals, understand their behaviors, and appreciate the intricate balance of the ecosystem.

With over a decade of experience as a safari guide and driver, Bukenya brings a wealth of knowledge and an infectious enthusiasm to every journey he leads. He joined Arcadia Safaris with a mission: to share the magic of Africa with visitors from around the globe. His deep understanding of the flora and fauna, coupled with his sharp eye for spotting elusive wildlife, ensures that every safari is a memorable and enriching experience.

Bukenya’s expertise is matched by his warm personality. Known for his friendly demeanor and boundless patience, he has a knack for making every guest feel like a part of the Arcadia family. Whether navigating the rugged terrains of national parks or recounting fascinating stories around the campfire, Bukenya’s passion for his work shines through.

Beyond his professional skills, Bukenya is committed to conservation and sustainable tourism. He actively participates in local conservation initiatives, educating both locals and tourists on the importance of preserving Africa’s natural heritage. His dedication to the environment and his community makes him not only a remarkable guide but also a true ambassador for responsible tourism.

In Bukenya, Arcadia Safaris has not just a guide and driver, but a true ambassador of the African wilderness, someone who embodies the spirit of adventure, education, and conservation. Each journey with him is more than a trip; it’s a lifelong memory crafted by a master of his craft.

We believe in teamwork.

Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.