Denis Erabubio

Denis Erabubio

Born in Eastern Uganda, Denis is of the Kumam Tribe, and grew up in a rural village, where his father is a local chief. After completing secondary school, Denis moved to Kampala where he obtained his license and became an escort driver for an NGO delivering relief supplies to Southern Sudan. After 4 years, he decided to go for a career change and entered the tourism industry, pursuing a childhood interest in wildlife. Through a combination of on-the-job and formal training courses with the Queen Elizabeth Bird Observatory and Bird Life International, Denis has gained extensive knowledge as a general interest Tour Guide with a specialty in birding. He has worked as a driver/guide for the past 12 years and is a member of the Uganda Driver/Guide Association and the Uganda Bird Watching Society. In his spare time, Denis loves to read and watch wildlife documentaries. He lives in Kampala with his wife and 4 children.

We also wanted to say, once again, how absolutely fantastic we thought Denis was as our guide. The success of the trip was due mostly to his knowledge, flexibility, spotting ability, and willingness to get up early, stay out late, and never stop looking at birds! I still can’t believe that literally everything we went for, we saw. It was the trip of a lifetime, and we’ll never forget it.

Taylor Ricketts & Karen Carney - 3 April 2006.


Denis is a top guide, excellent, organized and a fantastic driver/guide. He is worth his weight in gold!!

Lloyd Camp - 8 June 2008

Denis knew everything about Uganda in particular and Africa in general. He could site birds and primates in an instant. I loved his humor. Denis has a winning smile and knew everybody throughout the trip. I knew he would be a fabulous guide from the moment he picked me up at the Entebbe airport.

Mary Kashman - 7 July 2008

Denis is an excellent trip leader and an admirable human being. He is very knowledgeable on all aspects of the trip especially in knowing and spotting mammals and birds

Toni Klassen - Feb 2010

He was terrific! You could tell he has had a lot of experience with clients – very sensitive to needs and very knowledgeable about everything

Edward Freitag - Feb 2010

Denis is a wonderful person, very knowledgeable and accommodating. You have a real gem in him and I cannot speak highly enough about him as trip guide

Bill, July 2011

Denis is both a great guide and a great person. As much as the amenities and everything else were excellent, he was what made our trip truly unforgettable. I can’t say enough great things about how wonderful he was in every aspect

David, July 2011

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