Lydia is passionate Travel consultant with Nkuringo Walking Safaris specializing in adventure travel for over 11 years. Having traveled extensively in Uganda as Travel researcher for an online Travel Guide – The Uganda Travel Planner, Lydia is an adventurer and avid explorer with a unique deep-rooted passion for off-the-beaten track experience. Travel has always been an important aspect of her life and she loves to share her enthusiasm on travel, and really enjoys helping clients to plan the perfect trip.
In 2007, she co-founded Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge, the company has grown to be the recognized worldwide, symbolized by World Travel Awards naming them Uganda’s Leading Safari Lodge; the Lodge offers the best accommodation in Bwindi and was inducted on ‘TripAdvisor’s Hall of Fame’.
As trained Social Worker, Lydia is passionate about sustainable tourism and local community development. She runs, facilitates and funds community based projects in a remote part of Uganda that improve the welfare of communities and enriches the lives of individuals. It’s from this very background that the Nkuringo walking Safaris was founded.
Lydia is based in Entebbe – Uganda where she also runs the Papyrus Guesthouse, a strategically located guesthouse just 10minutes from Entebbe International Airport which is used as the start and end of most safaris to Uganda, ensuring that each client receives pre and post safari briefing.