Route Wild Team


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Let our Travel & safari experts help you choose a holiday tailored perfectly for you in the destinations that we offer service. Our East and southern Africa Safari Experts shares a handful of oddities that set them aside from the flock. They love African safaris and have travelled to different destinations in Africa specifically to our served destinations, well vast with great information about ticketing, safaris and journeys. To be a great Expert, they must grow their specialisation on product at a time, through theory training and safari or travel experience, which approves standard information to be offered to clients on a safari. Our team is pragmatic, truly committed to provide our clients positively dreamy safari vacations. Discover our current package safaris our check the bespoke safaris in order to find out how you can become an Expert in East and southern Africa.

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DERRICK M

Sales and marketing Executive

Having born in Uganda and specifically in the western part of the country, a land of hills and valleys gave the courage to love tourism after encountering whites travelling around our communities through their journeys. This real pushed me to obtain a Bachelors in Tourism, 3 levels of IATA in aviation and GDS (Global Distribution System) that helped me to achieve a lot in the industry while working with Rwandair and CWT before I embarked on the Starting Route Wild safaris.


WHERE I HAVE TRAVELLED
I have travelled around Uganda Rwanda and Kenya for a number of times with a group of friend that too loved adventuring. Needless to say, that was the time I realized that being on a “safari " was one incredible experience to have in life: I have loved visiting the African wilderness ever since. And now i have a privilege to share East African experience, safaris and destinations with you.


MY TRAVEL MOMENTS
Being on a journey in East Africa is so often to have remarkable moments that you will always remember in your lifetime. Most travelers or tourists come to Africa keen to experience the iconic safari moments such as Gorilla and chimpanzees trekking, Wildebeest migration, cultural heritages, hiking and more close-up sightings of the Big 5, but Africa has such natural diversity that you are just as likely to long remember the baboon or monkey that raided your meal or drink, the broad honest smile of a Maasai tribesman or an elephant confronting your safari vehicle. To the most memories are of the “feel” of a destination rather than a specific sighting.


WHAT I LOVE ABOUT TRAVEL
The feeling of getting away from my usual comfort, and getting to the real life of adventuring and discovering. And of course the astonishing ways of participating in local communities.

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ELLY T

Travel & Safari planner

In our house in Nsheshe village, Mbarara, western Uganda, where I was born, the last 3rd last of 8 children, in 1991, we grew up to a culture of walking long distances. There was a routine of taking our Ankole long cows from one place to another in search of green pastures, through the nights, we could camp a long the way. My father had a mission style camping tent and a backpack, which one of my older brother, once after climbing to the top of the hill (it was a dry season) set it on fire for once and for all. Though, nothing was done to him, it was a good lesson at least for a future trekker, being able to learn so penetratively about trekking. It was one of the many good things I learned almost without knowing. I don't know whether this had anything to do with my choice of studying bachelor's degree in tourism at Makerere University, but I know that I have been tourism bound all my life. So, I developed a strong tourism sensibility when I went through course units like sustainable tourism development, tourism product development and took a 2 month study trip to bwindi where I trekked mountain gorillas. In years a head, when I wrote articles and got a job in Kampala city, travel tool its Influential role on me.


WHERE I HAVE TRAVELLED
I remember most the trip I took to see mountain gorillas in bwindi forest, but I have been to 8 of 10 Uganda national parks. Wildlife is in diversity and scenery makes me long to get away from the sameness of Kampala where I work and live in a city of gentle hills, narrow and noisy streets. Though, I have never been outside Uganda, for that matter it's neighbors - Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and DR Congo, Africa and the western world at large have meant so much to my imagination than in reality. Like any virtual world traveler out there, I travel the world from my laptop with fingers flying over the keyboard. I live on the chaos of the internet creating content.


MY TRAVEL MOMENTS
The things I remember longest are the ones I have come Into physical contact with. I was glad to see mountain gorillas and swim across Africa's second deepest lake Bunyonyi. When I am setting out on a trip, the first thing I do is to bond up with like minded people because I know for sure when I go off track, someone is always there to to pick me up even when I think I can out sprint a Buffalo by suspending park rules at the sight of a loved animal or scenery.


WHAT I LOVE ABOUT TRAVEL
Being able to make new friends and reconnect with mother nature, whether, its eating food, looking at waterfalls or any other God's mightiest wonder, it makes me my life an emotional and spiritual experience. When waiting for a boat cruise on the Nile river, with lots of crocodiles and hippos, or flying above the plains of Serengeti in a hot air balloon, I hardly believe such a freakish trip is possible. What of if the boat capsize? What if the balloon stops? What if... what if.. But when the boat starts or balloon is inflated, i will always have no question of not getting on it.