Richard Martin Walekula

Gonya Safaris is a family company founded by Mr. and Mrs. Walekula of Jinja. The Walekulas 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.


Akol Jennifer

She is also one of the co-founders\shareholder of Gonya Safaris International Limited. Besides that Jennifer too is a mother, mentor, innovator and adviser of Gonya Safaris and her passion is to conserve and showoff the beauty of Uganda and beyond. Together with Walekula Richard Martin, they thought of it wisely to boost tourism because they loved nature so much and this was innovated in 2002.

Akol Jennifer’s history is extremely remarkable, she is a born of Kumi district in the Eastern Region of Uganda where she attended her education of primary and secondary. And continued with a course of Nursing and midwifery where she was awarded a certificate and this motivated her to go further for a secretarial course and as per she is the co-director and secretary for Gonya Safaris.

Akol Jennifer has lust to give and organize for the clients the possible Safari experiences with their desires, budget and time. Gonya Safaris is a specialist tour agency in compiling interesting tours and safaris.



Kituno Isaac and Wakwale Gavin Zedekia are sons to the family of Mr. Walekula Richard Martin and Mrs. Akol Jennifer of Jinja District. Kituno and Wakwale are at the University pursuing their different degrees. Due to the fact that both Isaac and Gavin love nature, they also have a passion to conserve and vaunt the charmer and oblige acknowledgeable wildlife safaris and also foster culture with in Uganda and East Africa.

But however, Isaac and Gavin are our Social media and IT-support team that post and share photos and videos on all our media platforms including the website page daily. They also market and operate the different safari trips of Gonya safaris either on the website or social media platforms.

We are experts in compiling and drafting safari trips and packages that will never leave your life the same. And for any trip or safari in East Africa, please contact or email us and we catalogue it to your destination. THE DREAM IS FREE, THE HUSTLE IS SOLD SEPARATELY