Meet the Team
Owner and Founder of Yala Safaris Uganda
Godwin was born in Mbarara but raised in Kampala and has since 2005 worked in the Tour and Travel industry. He bears immense knowledge about destinations like Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania, and he is the vision bearer behind Yala Safaris Uganda! After 11 years as a field guide and his love for Uganda he decided to open Yala Safaris in 2016 with the aim of showing Uganda’s beauty, blessed with abundant wildlife, extraordinary landscapes, happy friendly people, passionate about showing visitors why the Pearl of Africa is so very special not forgetting the Gorilla and Chimpanzee Uganda and Rwanda main safari holiday attractions. Above all else, Godwin is passionate about the quality of the team at Yala Safaris Uganda. He is a believer that genuine safari consultants experts are a rare find yet they are fundamental to a good safari company. With a dozen professional safari guides and two safari consultants working for Yala Safaris Uganda, Godwin guarantees that Yala Safaris Uganda consultants are some of the very best in the entire industry. Godwin loved the black and white Colobus monkey and would spend hours admiring them!
“Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination”
Paul Jayson Karanja
Paul joined Yala Safaris in 2019 and offers more than 16 years of experience in the travel industry. His passion and love for travel is seen through his dedication to helping people fulfill their dreams of exploring new cultures through amazing travel adventures. Paul has traveled Africa intensively and he uses his extensive knowledge to plan all styles of vacations. He holds over 5 destination specialist certifications. His specialties include destination weddings, honeymoons, wildlife safaris, primate adventures, mountain climbing, water sports, beach holidays, family holidays, group holidays, fishing holidays and custom tours. While Paul has earned many accolades, he is most proud of his loyal customer base.
“The travel industry is fun because it changes every day – there’s never a dull moment!”
Ephraim joined Yala Safaris Uganda in the beginning of 2018, he grew up in Western Uganda region not far from Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, where he got a passion to join the hospitality industry, Ephraim holds a degree in tourism and hospitality management and have a flair for talking to groups along with a good memory of facts and figures. He is fantastic with an infectious sense of humour and an expert at thinking quickly on his feet. With 6 years of experience Ephraim works as a tour consultant and operations officer at Yala Safaris Uganda.
“The world is a book and those who do not travel only read one page”
Meet our Representatives
Representative - Netherlands
Arne Doornebal lived in Uganda between 2007 and 2014. He often went on safari and once led a 3-week group tour in the country for one of the Dutch tour operators. Arne represents Yala Safaris in the Netherlands. He also recently wrote a book about Uganda, in Dutch. His book 'Oeganda onder President Museveni' is on sale now.
Arne will represent the Ugandan safari company Yala Safaris in the Netherlands. Yala is owned by the Ugandan entrepreneur Godwin Mweteise, who is operating in a market that is dominated by foreign companies. If you travel with Yala safaris, you are guaranteed to have once in a lifetime safari experience, but you also contribute to the development of a 100% Ugandan owned company.
Would you like to visit the Pearl of Africa and visit the Mountain Gorilla, Chimpanzees, Elephants, Crocodiles, Hippos, Giraffes and hundreds of species of birds? Then send me a message in order to schedule a telephone call!