Herbert Byaruhanga is Managing Director of Bird Uganda Safaris, LTD and one of Uganda’s most distinguished tour guides. His company offers a variety of birding and wildlife tours of the most naturally resplendent regions of Uganda and Rwanda.
Herbert is affectionately known as “Papa,” or father of tourism, in Uganda. He has dedicated himself to building the professional tourism capacity of his home country and is the leading trainer for tourist guides in Uganda and Rwanda. He is the Founder of Uganda Safari Guides Association, Uganda Bird Guides Club, Uganda Cultural Guides Club, and leads the organizing committee of the East African Tourist Guides Associations.
He is actively involved in developing Uganda’s youth through its Young Birder association.
Herbert holds a B. A. in Tourism Management from Makerere University, Kampala. He holds a high diploma in Tourism and certificates in Tour Guiding and Advanced Motoring.
He travels broadly as a guest speaker on the topics of Birding in Uganda, Avitourism Development in Uganda, Conservation & Birding in Uganda, and Bird Guide Training. He is often spotted at global travel shows such as the UK BirdFair, World Travel Market, Space Coast Bird & Wildlife Festival, and Rio Grande Valley Birding & Nature Festival
Herbert has traveled extensively throughout the United States and has gathered over 400 species on his American Birding Association area list.