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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 specialty 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

Client Testimonials

Denis did a superb job. He handled everything perfectly, was very pleasant to be with and had immense knowledge of Uganda.
— Thomas V., Mountain View, CA
Mountain Gorilla Safari
Denis’s knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm were superior. He did everything in his power to make our experience the best possible. Couldn't ask for a better trip leader!
— Susan F., Belmont, CA
Perspectives on East Africa Symposium: Mountain Gorilla Safari
Denis holds a special place in my memory. He was a kind man with a great smile and a wealth of knowledge he was always happy to share.
— Susan K., Brandon, SD
Perspectives on East Africa Symposium: 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
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
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