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Ham Juuko Safari GuideHam Juuko - Safari Guide extraordinaire in Uganda

A country boy at heart, Ham Juuko was born and grew up in Uganda. His family were farmers so he spent his time helping out on his family’s cattle farm whenever he could.

After schooling Ham continued with studies in Kampala. He holds a Diploma in Accounting, another in Customer Care.

When not on safari, Ham spends most spare time with his family in Kampala. That’s unless he’d nipped off to go and watch football.

Guiding in Uganda

Ham began his career as a Safari Guide in 1999. He spent several years working with a number of tour operations in Uganda before he found his true niche.

Ham joined forces with Wild Frontiers 2006 as a senior guide.

As a result of additional training Ham Juuko and has added to his professional qualifications. Firstly, with an advanced certificate in Professional Guiding from Uganda Safari Guides Association (USAGA). This includes a Medical Associates First Aid certificate. Furthermore he’s qualified in Bird Guiding and a 4×4 driving (high range and self recovery).

Ham Juuko getting into the thick of things with gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest courtesy John Berry

Ham Juuko getting into the thick of things with gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest courtesy John Berry

“Ham the Man” - safari guide extraordinaire

His interest and passion for wildlife together with experience in looking after guests has made Ham the guide he is today.  A well regarded all round senior safari guide.

There’s more to Ham’s arsenal though. He’s quite capable of exposing all the highlights on a Uganda safari. From the depths of Kampala to Murchison, the chimp haven of Kibale, the big game and birding in Queen Elizabeth National Park and on to the gorillas in Bwindi.

More that that however, Ham Juuko will connect you with some of Uganda’s best local guides. So suddenly Ham’s able to open doors through in-depth local knowledge.

  • Whether that’s the butterflies and special orchids in Kibale.
  • Or the rare endemic birds found on the fringes of QENP. Even the bat eating pythons of Maramagambo Forest.
  • Then whilst everybody’s effort has gone into trekking and finding mountain gorillas suddenly there’s the discovery of the trees and botanicals of one of the planet’s last refuges in Bwindi.

If there’s one thing Ham will always do then that’s to uncover more than anybody would expect.

He does so with a quiet and gentle manner too. So just when a travel group might be divided between searching out another special bird or following a forest stream in case there’s another monkey sighting - Ham’s likely to reunite everybody with the surprise introduction of a local medicine man!

Ham completes our private guided safaris in Uganda. He always delivers above expectations. Definitely our choice if you’re looking for a really special private safari guide in Uganda.

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