Prossy has been privileged from childhood! She was able to grow up in the towns where she got exposed to learning many birds by their local names. These birds, her tribe conserves these in a manner of honouring them as clan totems. Keen prossy, picked birds by which trees and thickets they loved. After doing her diploma in tourism, she quickly looked for the section that kept her with nature which she believes is the home she can ever know and found her way to the Mpanga forest. This forest is under the management of the National Forestry Authority and lies approximately forty minutes’ drive west of Kampala. At Mpanga forest, she practised birds, trees and butterflies as this was going to be her everyday life- looking at nature with visiting tourists. Eight years as a site guide at Mpanga Forest, she understood the forest and wildlife by heart. Through a few pieces of training with the Uganda Safari Guides Association along with birding and nature walks with the country’s top naturalists, she has generated a whole lot of knowledge on wildlife.
Today, Prossy Nanyombi is the Vice Chairperson of the Uganda Women Birder’s Club. She is outstanding evidence of changing the nation by equipping women with knowledge.
What our clients say about Prossy
I’m sitting in the restaurant at the Airport View Hotel, Entebbe reflecting on an amazing trip.
Prossy and Tony were brilliant. They worked extremely hard and they are absolutely delightful people. It was more like birding with good friends than the hired help.
I wish Avian Safaris every success. People like Prossy and Tony can only be good for business. I am hoping to bring another group to Uganda next year. If that comes to fruition I will be in touch.
Rob – Australia
I hope you are going well. I had the pleasure of experiencing a great trip to Kidepo and Bwindi with Prossi and Tonny over the last couple of weeks (I ended up with 151 bird lifers, plus some excellent mammal and reptile sightings). Just wanted to provide feedback on how well-run the trip was and how excellent your staff were. I would have no hesitation in recommending your company to my friends and colleagues here in Australia.
I hope to be back in Uganda and surrounding areas with my travelling companions before too long. Will definitely be in touch again when the time comes!
Have a great day,