Yakub Birungi

Yakub Birungi

Rafiki Safaris

The company provides tours in collaboration with the indigenous communities, and offers a combination of local accommodation, ecotourism and cultural tours, giving in this way a chance to experience local culture.

Major Achievements

  • Supported over 50 members of Bulemba community tourism and conservation association in Kasese.
  • Supported the members of Give a hand to a Woman project in finding alternative business income sources, that will help women and youth to conserve the environment.
  • Trained over 50 women and youth entrepreneurs in different skill sets for business in collaboration with Vvamutolo Africa Ltd.
  • Provided relief support to communities of over 100 people in flood affected areas in Kasese District.
  • Supported the set up of Source Uganda, a woman-led organization, to launch their eco tours and other business activities like organic yoghurt and tailor garments in Jinja during the lockdown of 2020;
  • Attained the third place in Travel Massive-Social Entrepreneurship Competition in 2020.
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Founder and CEO


2019/20 – Kampala, Uganda