Denis Erabu

Denis Erabu, born in eastern Uganda, is of the Kumam tribe. He grew up in a rural village, where his father is a local chief. After completing secondary school, Denis moved to Kampala and became an escort driver for an NGO that delivered relief supplies to Southern Sudan. Four years later, he decided to make a career change and entered the tourism industry, pursuing his childhood interest in wildlife. Through a combination of on-the-job and formal training courses in Uganda with the Queen Elizabeth Bird Observatory and BirdLife International, Denis has gained extensive knowledge as a safari guide with a speciality in birding. He has been a professional driver-guide since 1995 and is a member of the Uganda Birdwatching Society. When not guiding, Denis loves to read and watch wildlife documentaries. He lives in Kampala with his wife and four children.

Upcoming Trips: TBA

Past Trips:

Mountain Gorilla Safari, July 2-12, 2011
Mountain Gorilla Safari, July 30-August 9, 2011
Mountain Gorilla Safari, January 9-19, 2012
Mountain Gorilla Safari, February 8-18, 2012
Mountain Gorilla Safari, July 9-19, 2012
Mountain Gorilla Safari, August 23-September 2, 2012
Perspectives on East Africa Symposium: Mountain Gorilla Safari, June 15-28, 2014
Mountain Gorilla Safari, June 15-25, 2014
Perspectives on East Africa Symposium: Mountain Gorilla Safari, June 25-July 9, 2014
Mountain Gorilla Safari, June 29-July 9, 2014

Client Testimonials:


Denis is an excellent Trip Leader and an admirable human being. He is very knowledgeable on all aspects of the trips. Toni K., Berkeley CA Denis was amazing at locating and identifying wildlife. He knew everyone in Uganda and used his contacts to enhance our trip. Sue M., San Carlos CA Denis is awesome! He took good care of us. Linda C., Morgan Hill CA Denis was terrific and was very knowledgeable about everything! Molly H., Annapolis MD Denis had expert knowledge of the wildlife, animals, and environment. He was courteous, thoughtful, and accommodated everyone. Susan S., Chicago, IL
Denis is both a great guide and a great person. He was what made our trip truly unforgettable. I can't say enough great things about how wonderful he was in every aspect. David H., Denver, CO
Mountain Gorilla Safari
Dennis is a wonderful person, very knowledgeable and accommodating. You have a real gem in him and I cannot speak highly enough about him as a Trip Leader. Bill H., Westlake, OH
Mountain Gorilla Safari