Company Profile , African Pearl Safaris
African Pearl Safaris (APS) is a private limited liability Ugandan owned company. It was incorporated in September 1992. It started by providing car hire services but later incorporated tours in 1993.
In 1992, the company established a camp inside Bwindi Impenetrable National Park solely to accommodate tourists who invade this thick forest to track its rare inhabitants – the Gorillas. The camp with a trade name of Buhoma Lodge (Homestead) has expanded into an executive facility and can accommodate 20 people at ago. It is a mid range property situated within Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and is a five minutes walk from the Uganda Wildlife Authority Park offices in Buhoma.
It offers accommodation in six, en suite spacious twin / double cottage units with individual verandas allowing excellent views towards the pristine tropical rain forests of the area. The emphasis is on providing an intimate, homely atmosphere whilst at the same time ensuring that facilities and services expected by international travelers are available.
We were the first company to take tourists to Bwindi for gorilla tracking in 1993.
The company employs a good number of consultants. Our policy is to team up experienced, dynamic and young tourism, transport and accounting personnel to become good managers. We also keep a roster of Geographers, Environmentalists, Zoologists, Social workers and Linguists. These are readily available at short notice should the need arise.
Our Tours, Accounts, catering/ house keeping team is made up of;
The list is as below;
1) Mr. Azarias Baryaruha – Chairman / Managing Director
2) Mr. Kamoga Edris – Innovative Manager
3) Ms. Atukunda Doreen – Reservations Manager
4) Ms. Evelyn Matovu – Accountant
5) Mr.Ampumuza Bruce – I T Specialist / Web Master
6) Five staff with experience in hospitality business manage Buhoma Lodge (Homestead) in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
7) We also have a good number of Experienced Drivers / Guides
We are a diversified, single source provider of tour, transport and tourism services. We undertake adventure, study, business, religious and leisure tours. Our reason for success is the wealth of experience of our personnel and commitment to quality work.
We meet company-staffing needs through experienced field forces and proven subcontractor relationships.
APS’s experience is eventful. It is the oldest indigenous company in tours business in Uganda. It spearheaded the revival of tourism in Uganda after the dark days of Amins regime (1970s- 80s)
APS operations experience and record is revered in the tourist fraternity. Tour companies (individuals) in U.S.A, Mexico, UK, Holland, Italy and Spain with whom APS has worked with as ground handlers have shown immense happiness with the quality of service.