People Category: Lodges

Philbert Nabimanya

Kyambura Gorge Lodge, Assistant Manager

Philbert started with VS in 2018 as a butler and quickly developed to become part of the lodge management team in 2019. Philbert enjoys the service aspects of working in a lodge and his favourite part of his job is hosting and sharing stories with in the afternoons and evenings back at the lodge. Philbert’s […]

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Nicky Obuwa

Bwindi Lodge, Assistant Manager

Nicky was born and grew up in Kumi district in Eastern Uganda. He has a bachelors degree in entrepreneurship and business management from Makerere University. Nicky has been working in the hospitality industry for over five years, starting as a butler at Bwindi Lodge before progressing to become Assistant Manager in 2020. Nicky loves adventure […]

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Phiona Nabegesera

Mount Gahinga Lodge, Lodge Manager

Phiona was born and raised in Kampala, Uganda. She has worked in hospitality for the last seven years, and started with Volcanoes Safaris as a butler. She loves adventuring and meeting new people from different backgrounds. Phiona’s favourite bird is a pin-tailed whydah.

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Francis Picwo

Mount Gahinga Lodge, Assistant Manager

Francis was born and raised in North Western Uganda. He started in the hospitality industry eight years ago and worked as a professional Bartender at Bwindi Bar. Francis joined VS as a butler at Kyambura Gorge Lodge and is now Assistant Manager at Mount Gahinga Lodge.

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Alexis Mporana

Alexis Mporana

Alexis is originally from DRC (Congo). He has worked for Volcanoes Safaris for 6 years, gaining experience in the Ugandan lodges first. He joined Virunga Lodge as a butler and is now Assistant Manager. He has a real passion for wildlife, especially birds.

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