People Category: Uganda

Olivia Namakula


Olivia grew up in Kampala. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Tourism Management from Makerere University. She has 10 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Olivia enjoys reading, traveling and meeting new people and learning about different cultures.

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Ronald Niyonshuti

Gahinga Staff Ronald

Ronald was born and raised near Mount Gahinga Lodge in Kisoro, western Uganda. Having started as a gardener with VS in 2018, he is now the Project Coordinator for conservation and community projects at the lodge. Ronald works closely with the Batwa community who live at the Gahinga Batwa Village, set up in 2018 by […]

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Esther Sabuka

Bwindi Lodge, VSPT Project Coordinator

Esther started working with VS as a butler in Virunga Lodge in 2017, after graduating with a bachelors degree in public administration and management from Uganda Christian University. After then working at Mount Gahinga Lodge and Bwindi Lodge as part of the service team, Esther became the Bwindi VSPT Project Coordinator in 2020, responsible for […]

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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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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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