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Meet Jungle Man Ug Whose Love For Uganda is Immeasurable

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Written by Teresa Mwangi

Jungle Man Ug is a popular name on social media due to his tourism zeal marketing Uganda. He is a gifted modern-day storyteller, rewriting the narrative of a country characterized by magical landscapes and places. Meet Sam Mugabe Kabyesiza, alias Jungle Man Ug who inspires with his tales of passion, adventure, and cultural richness are luring the world to the undiscovered gem that is Uganda, The Pearl of Africa.

Who is Jungle Man Ug?

Embarking on a journey through his life is like stepping onto a living canvas painted with the vibrant hues of Uganda’s southwestern region. Born and raised in Kanungu District, on the border of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Jungle Man’s childhood was a mix of idyllic landscapes, Christian values, and the joy of a close-knit community.

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Sam Mugabe Kabyesiza popularly known as Jungle Man Ug. Photo/Jungle Man Ug

He gracefully weaves through memories of grazing cows in sprawling fields, pursuing a love for football that earned him awards. The wanderlust doesn’t forget the harmony of being in the church youth choir. It is his childhood that laid the foundation for what would become a lifelong pursuit of exploration.

“I loved grazing cows. I loved wandering a lot something that earned me a lot of beatings and I think that is the reason I have grown to be a certified wanderer up to now,” he recalls with laughter.

His journey didn’t stop at the borders of his childhood home. From the green hills of Kanungu, his path wound through the diverse regions of Uganda as he donned the uniform of the Uganda Police Force. It was here, amidst the breathtaking beauty of Uganda’s national parks, that his soul resonated with the stories told by guides. The tales of history, culture, and the mesmerizing dance of wildlife.

How Did Jungle Man Ug Become A Travel Influencer?

After completing his advanced studies, Jungle Man Ug joined the Ugandan Police Force and this stirred his dream for travel. The nature of his job entailed travelling often and to different places across the Yoweri Kaguta Museveni-led country.  Nearly a decade later, the urge to pursue travel as a full-time career nagged him so much that he resigned from the police force in 2019. Driven by this newfound passion, he enrolled for a Tourism and Hotel Management course at Kampala International University.

Why Does Jungle Man Ug Market Uganda as a Top Holiday Destination?

As a travel writer, influencer, and a fervent champion of Uganda’s treasures, he promotes Uganda as a global travel hotspot. In an exclusive interview with See Africa Today, he passionately declares Uganda a country gifted by nature. His fervent “YES” echoes through the conversation when asked if Uganda deserves more tourists each year.

“Uganda has a unique combination of attractions that can only be found here making it a special destination worth visiting,” he remarks.

Jungle Man’s advocacy goes beyond rhetoric; it’s rooted in the unparalleled scenic beauty of Uganda. From shimmering lakes to lofty mountains, Uganda is a symphony of landscapes that beckon travellers to explore its every nook and cranny. The unique combination of attractions paints Uganda as a destination that promises the best there is in East Africa. From mountain gorilla treks to lush green hills topped by an amazing culture.

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Jungle Man Ug, a Ugandan wanderlusts. Photo/Jungle Man Ug

“The Pearl of Africa is a country gifted by nature. It supports a diversity of habitats, from savannahs, and snow-capped mountains to lakes, winding rivers, forested reserves and Jungles. Uganda is also a home to more than half of the world’s mountain Gorilla population of around 1063,” he says.

He studiously portrays Uganda as a special adventure that every wanderlust should check out. In his storytelling, Uganda emerges not just as a destination but as a living, breathing tale waiting to be told. From cultural richness to diverse wildlife, from towering mountains to dense forests. Uganda holds a blend of experiences within its borders that remain largely unexplored.

What are The Best Places to Visit in Uganda?

Jungle Man Ug recommends the following places for tourists visiting Uganda.

  • Jinja and Lake Victoria; the source of the Nile
  • Sipi Falls – a hiker’s paradise
  • Kidepo Valley National Park
  • Murchison Falls National Park
  • Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • Kibale National Park – the primate capital
  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Lake Bunyonyi – Africa’s Switzerland


Jungle Man Ug invites the world to unravel the secrets of Uganda, The Pearl of Africa. With each word, each image, and each heartfelt recommendation, he stands as a guide, beckoning travellers to a paradise yet to be fully discovered. A paradise where tales come to life, and Ugandan wonders unfold like chapters in a captivating story.

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Teresa Mwangi

Teresa is a journalist with years of experience in creating web content. She is a wanderlust at heart, loves travelling and telling stories about tour and travel in Africa by every angle.

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