12-14 June 2023
Radisson Blu Hotel Nairobi Upper Hill
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Great Lakes Safaris
Amos Wekesa, Founder and CEO of Great Lakes Safaris Ltd. and Uganda Lodges Ltd, comes from an inspiring and humble background that reflects the person he is today. He has been promoting Uganda for over 20 years and is privileged to have seen a lot of changes in Uganda and East Africa as a whole. Today, the aspiring business leader oversees Great Lakes Safaris, one of the largest tour operators in the region and Uganda Lodges a collection of four unique safari accommodations located in Uganda’s most popular National Parks. Amos is a well-known advocate for social and economic development through tourism initiatives. He is frequently invited as a key note speaker at international and national conferences and events on topics ranging from economic investment, sustainable tourism, entrepreneurship and youth development. He continues to be a leading consultant on all matters tourism and an ambassador not just for Great Lakes Safaris and Uganda Lodges but for the Uganda as a country. Amos has received countless awards and has sat on multiple boards. He was a previous President of the Uganda Tourism Association and member of the Uganda Tourism Board of Directors, representing Tour Operators and as the Chairman of the Marketing Committee. He is the Chairman of the Presidential Investment Round Table – Tourism Technical Working Group (Phase V). He has addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Entrepreneurship for Development and has been featured on CNN’s accredited and renowned African Voices. He was awarded with a Titan Regional Award and Continental Award in Leisure and Tourism for his success in promoting local tourism in Uganda.