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Ocaya Hassan

From West Nile region of Uganda; Zombo district, Okoro County, Paidha Town Council, Dwonga Ward Parish, Mawa East village (Uganda). 

He is Director of Sales and Operations and a French Guide

He Undertook further education at Kampala University, where he was awarded a first-class degree in Leisure Tourism and Hotel Management.

He spent part of his time looking for an opportunity that would really suit his skills, experience and values.  His hobbies include participating and watching sports, especially football and also playing with children during spare time.

In 1998, joined Sarova Hotel where he was able to work for two years from the hot kitchen to front desk office.  Two years later, he decided upon a career change and went through a series of paramilitary training to join the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) for five years from field force to the tourism department. 

“I would love to believe that it’s just team work that inspires people to work hard but I do think part of it is that, you are surrounded by other amazing people that are working hard to pursue their dreams, which only makes you want to work harder on yours”

In 2006, he decided to move to Kampala with aims of opening more doors to successful life outside protected area management.  Lucky enough, he joined one of the best tour operators in Uganda where he worked as a sale executive and head tour guides. During this period, he was awarded a certificate of the best performance for 2007 and 2008. Due to the high demand for his services, he joined another upcoming tour operator from 2009 until 2014. He was a products manager and safaris consultant in the company. In 2013, he was awarded as the best sales consultant in East Africa by world tour agent based in Germany (Pangea Travel). 

As per his commitment and hard work,  he later joins again the fieldwork in the position of a tour guiding to gain knowledge and allow him to work on a freelance basis for a number of Tour Companies in Kampala from where he has gained valuable experience.

Finally, without doubt, he (personally) is a professional guide with a certificate in professional guiding from Uganda Safari Guides Association (USAGA), and now many years of experience; opted officially to open a travel agent, his language abilities include English, Swahili and French.

He is convinced that the successful creation and leadership of the company team are key parts of these organisation’s achievements.  He is determined to mention that each of the staff always feel part of “the family “and share the same successes.

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