The Founder

Nature Connect Safaris Uganda was founded in 2017 by Francis Rukundo. His love for wildlife and nature began at childhood. Being born and grown up near the boundaries of Queen Elizabeth National Park in Western Uganda, while seeing different species of animals almost every day in the park and in their crop gardens, interacting with park rangers, safari guides and rarely tourists. Gave him courage and passion to study tourism.

Everybody’s life is different, unique and special his life was quite complex took him to many places at a young age and this whole journey of setting up Nature Connect Safaris Uganda has been a very emotional journey.

Since he was coming from a humble family, his parents were subsistence farmers, he could not afford to study to University level. After high school, he met Nicole Simpson an American PHD researcher on primates at the community sports event where he shared his love for nature and wildlife.  Later Nicole welcomed and accepted to work with him as her assistant during the research. After finishing her research, she introduced him to one of the safari companies operating in Uganda and Rwanda where he did his training and later was given a job for two years in Rwanda.

The money he made from Rwanda he used it to go in tourism school for 2years and later re-joined the company as safari guide for more two years in Uganda. Where he later joined another safari company as a driver guide for five years, until he thought of sharing his experience, knowledge and love for nature and wildlife independently to connect everyone to the wildness of Africa.

An Experience to Remember & Share

Nature Connect Safaris team is well known for being innovative and creative. Use our specialism to create your own dream holiday.

We have a fully equipped fleet of vehicles customized for safaris and wildlife viewing

Bwindi is however most notable for about 490 Mountain Gorillas, about half the world’s population of this critically endangered primate.

It is one of the most beautiful and largest parks, wih an area of 3,893 square kilometres. It encompasses the northern region of the Albertine Rift Valley.