Gonya Safaris International Limited is a family company founded by Mr. and Mrs. Walekula of Jinja. Mr. Walekula have a passion for conservation and showing off the beauty of Uganda and beyond. Over the years they have hosted visitors from all over the world.

Richard Martin Walekula has run safaris since 2002. Richard started out as a freelance guide exploring in the Serengeti and Masai Mara. Over the years Richard has garnered vast knowledge from his safaris in Uganda, Congo, Kenya and Tanzania. Richard enjoys nothing more than hosting people on safari in these remote places which have become home to him. Richard is also keen on sharing the nuanced culture of people of East Africa.

Gonya Safaris draws on the vast experience of its team, with decades of combined experience to design and coordinate unforgettable safaris to Uganda and the rest of East Africa. We have personally visited and approved all of the destinations we recommend. We are always in pursuit of keeping ourselves current on the finest destinations that East Africa and Africa at large has to offer. Furthermore, we are committed to the conservation of Africa’s natural and cultural resources and economic upliftment. This is reflected in part by our choice of local suppliers, lodges and hotels.

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