Ian joined Gorilla Forest Camp in 2002 as a Front Desk Manager/Curio Shop Attendant and rose to lodge manager. He has a Bachelors in Tourism Management. His passion has grown by leaps and bounds over the years and he admits his guests feedback (positive/negative) moves him to be better every day. He sees himself as a positive person and always has a smile on his face.
"My work involves meeting people of different backgrounds and spheres of life, and i am always looking forward to this, providing memorable experiences that would last a lifetime. I also keep in touch with many of my guests –just like family"
Rodgers was born in Butogota village and has a diploma in Marketing. In 2002 he joined Sanctuary Gorilla Forest camp as a driver and then decided to pursue a career as a guide and attended a training course held Sanctuary Olonana in Kenya. Since then he has completed numerous other guide training courses and also enjoys learning more about his cultural heritage and loves interacting with guests and showing them the beauty of Uganda. His childhood dream is to see a lion in the wild.
Driver guide/Assistant to Head Guide
Ben has been part of the Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp team for almost six years now. Guests always comment on how friendly, helpful and professional he is. As in any job there have been challenges. Ben recalls once having to make a stretcher out of trees and branches for a guest who had collapsed during gorilla tracking, fulfilling his passion for making the guest happy and comfortable, no matter what.
Precious joined the Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp team in 2011 as a Waitress and Masseuse. She had worked in a few other tourism facilities but admits working with the team at Gorilla Forest Camp is like a dream come true. She loves meeting people from different backgrounds and says she is inspired to be better at what she does every day!
Samuel worked as an accounts clerk for a takeaway catering company before moving to Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp just over eight years ago. Samuel now acquires and records all of the supplies ordered for the camp. He is also involved part-time in educating people about the harm of plastic bags. One of the things he loves the most about his job is exchanging views with people from different cultures.