About Us

Pearl Afric Tours & Travel is a seasoned indigenous tour company & DMC taking you on authentic & unforgettable safaris in East Africa because ‘to travel is to live’. We are based in Uganda – The Pearl of Africa and possess more than 18 years of experience in East Africa’s tourism industry.

We are 100% locally owned and managed team of travelled experts and global citizens from East Africa that is keen to bring Uganda & East Africa closer to you, answer all questions you may have and recommend highlights of well-traveled as well as off-the-beaten-track routes. Our tour consultants and safari guides will make each experience unique, sharing their culture, their favorite local restaurants and are able to customize each tour along the way according to a traveler’s interests.

We curated a wide variety of safaris and itineraries ranging from gorilla & chimpanzee trekking, to game drives in diverse national parks, to active travels (including walking safaris, cycling, rafting and mountaineering), to culture & community tours, and wellness & relaxation at the most exclusive lodges. All our safari suggestions are customizable and we are happy to design completely new itineraries to create the African adventure of your dreams.

Our Story

More than 18 years ago, we began our journey with a dream to run a good tour and travel company that understands not only the clients’ needs but also provides all the necessary support and welfare to its safari guides and staff. We believe that only a happy, steady and well-equipped team is able to go the extra mile to create memorable experiences for and with our clients. 

Having started in the tourism industry as a guide myself and worked with different tour companies, I quickly realized the candid relationship between well-trained and supported safari guides, healthy cars and happy clients”. – Innocent Manda

To date, we were able to bring more than xxx visitors to The Pearl of Africa and East Africa at large to explore magical places, its people and wildlife, and leave as happy clients and friends.

Our Philosophy

Excellent Customer Service

Every journey begins with a simple (Link to enquiry form) conversation. Understanding your travel needs is the first priority and care paired with curation make all the difference in the world.

The Freedom of Flexibility

We do not have fixed travel dates (schedules) and itineraries. The start and end date of every journey is determined by your own schedule and we can even make adjustments on arrival or during your trip. We offer tailor-made and customized trips travel on your own terms.

On-ground & Comprehensive Support

We offer pre-designed packages for scheduled safaris, small group tours up to private luxury vacation throughout East Africa. Let us know what will make your trip unforgettable and we will customize your experience!

Indigenous Expertise

Our team of highly skilled travel specialists and guides are based throughout the East African region where they have been living and working  for many years. We only work with the best guides in the country who are not only professional experts but are also able to provide you with the real local experience.

Our Vehicles

Pearl Afric Tours and Travel owns a diverse fleet of vehicles to ensure the right comfort and experience for every tailor-made safari. We are proud to mention that all our vehicles are being fully-serviced before and after each safari to ensure a safe, reliable and enjoyable drive at all times. All our vehicles are 4×4 (four-wheel drive/ 4WD), air-conditioning (on request) and pop-up roofs for a fantastic view during game drives.

Besides our own vehicles, we also enjoy close relationships with trusted car rental companies for self-drive safaris or special vehicle characteristics.

Toyota Land Cruiser “Simba”

4×4 (4WD) • Pop-up roof • Excellent air-conditioning • Ideal for 2-4 people

Extended Toyota Land Cruiser “Pumba” & “Pemba”

4×4 (4WD) • Pop-up roof • Ideal for up to 10 people

Toyota Safari Drone Van “Nala”

4×4 (4WD) • Pop-up roof • Ideal for up to 10 people

Toyota Land Cruiser Prado “Zazu”

4×4 (4WD) • Pop-up roof • Ideal for 2-4 people
Our Team

Meet the team behind your dream safari

Innocent Manda

Founder & Managing Director

Innocent Manda

Innocent is a nature lover, wildlife expert, forester, social worker and above all founder and Managing Director of Pearl Afric Tours and Travel. He is extraordinary passionate about wildlife and nature since his early teens which led him to start a career in the tour and travel industry as a tour guide. In his free time, he is a soccer player, cyclists, traveler and global citizen, friend and mentor. He speaks English, Dutch, Kiswahili and many other local East African languages.

Hannington Nkurunziza

Safari Guide

Hannington Nkurunziza

Hannington joined the tourism industry as a safari guide and professional driver about ten years ago. In 2018, he joined Pearl Afric. He is known for his focus on details to make every safari a memorable experience. He is originally from Rwanda and often guides our Rwanda-Uganda cross-border trips. When Hannington is not on the road, he lives with his wife and two young children in Uganda. His hobbies include swimming and listening to music. He is fluent in English, French and many East African languages.

Raymond Mushabe

Safari Guide

Raymond Mushabe

Raymond was the first safari guide to join Pearl Afric Tours and Travel more than 16 years ago and has driven each road in Uganda several times. As a birder, he is naturally very patient and calm. With clients he is interactive, knowledgeable and loved by kids. In his free time (or off-season), he is a chicken farmer, family man and currently setting up his country home by the lake.

Prim Musinguzi

Safari Guide

Prim Musinguzi

Prim is an entrepreneur, farmer and animal enthusiast. After his diploma in tourism and hospitality, he joined Pearl Afric five years ago as an intern and has since then become an indispensable safari guide for Pearl Afric Tour and Travel. Prim has a calm personality paired with a good sense of humor and excellent ability to relate to people. He always wins by offering the most unique and interesting information on almost any area or aspect of Uganda.

Abdul Kayongo

Safari Guide

Abdul Kayongo

Abdul is a countryside-lover, father of two and safari guide for Pearl Afric Tour and Travel since 14 years. He is extremely reliable, a time-keeper, patient driver. Abdul lives in Kampala with his family and enjoys spending time with them in his free time when he is not on the road.

William Bakashaba

Lead Tour Consultant

William Bakashaba

William is an energetic, empathetic and creative mind, and is the Lead Tour Consultant at Pearl Afric Tours and Travel. He has a professional background and vast experience in tourism management. William listens to your travel vision and turns your dream into reality with a tailor-made itinerary. In his free time, he likes …

Phiona Namanda

Reservations & Bookings Specialist

Phiona Namanda

Phiona is charismatic, cheerful and the female soul of Pearl Afric. Together with William, she is in charge of making reservations, adjusting bookings and managing partnerships with hotels and lodges. Phiona lives in Kampala and loves spending time with her friends and family. She is out-going and puts a smile on everyone’s face.

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