The People behind Pearl Eco-Tours
Pearl Eco Safaris was established by Kule Nason, as a specialist Eco-Tourism Service Provider of Tour packages into remote, but interesting wildlife areas of East Africa with exciting itineraries; inspired by the understanding that the surrounding people to Wildlife Areas play a big role in wildlife conservation and yet benefit little from tourism revenue; thus 20% of company markup is allocated towards nature conservation awareness and poverty eradication in these communities.
The Director, Kule Nason holds a Bachelor’s Degree in commerce. He worked for Uganda Wildlife Authority for 11 years in Lake Mburo National Park (1991 to 1993) and Queen Elizabeth National Park (1999 to 2007). His positions included Wildlife extension Ranger, Bird Research Assistant, Wildlife Resource Interpreter and Tourism Manager. In 2005, he won the title of the `Best Wildlife Interpreter of the year'. In 2007 at the end of his work contract he left Queen Elizabeth National Park to work as a freelance tour consultant, guide and driver, as result he worked with several tour companies in Uganda travelling extensively throughout East Africa including guiding and driving in Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda. He enjoys an excellent command of the English language, strong sense of humor and analytical eye to detail. He is self-motivated, a team player with vast range of knowledge including culture, birding, mammals and geology; and a wonderful rapport with visitors. And above all he believes in community participation in nature conservation as well as taking appropriate benefit from Eco-tourism if wildlife conservation is to succeed.
Masereka Morris is our Head Guide. He worked in Queen Elizabeth national Park for 8 years (1995 to 2003) as chimp keeper and wildlife resource interpreter. He has specialized knowledge in birds, mammals and trees and is well trained in wildlife resource interpretation. While in Queen Elizabeth National Park he served as head Chimp keeper at Izinga Chimp Sanctuary and after the chimps were transferred to Gamba Island in Lake Victoria he was appointed to the position of Head Guide Queen Elizabeth National Park. He is very in touch with Ugandan culture and knowledgeable about current affairs. He has traveled widely throughout East Africa guiding and driving for over 9 years. Masereka is fluent in spoken and written English.
Muthahinga Joel is the man to give you the stories and the jokes! Originally a teacher Joel enjoys command of the English language along with excellent knowledge in wildlife and wildlife resource interpretation. He spent 5 years working for Uganda Wildlife Authority as a Chimp guide at Kyambura river gorge in Queen Elizabeth national park (2000 to 2004). He is familiar with many habitats including savannah, forest, swamp and wetlands. Muthahinga has over 7years’ experience Safari guiding throughout East Africa.