About Us

The Founders
Co-owners Jacqui and Manzi both cut their tourism teeth in neighbouring Kenya from an early age. While Manzi later headed to Germany, Jacqui worked her way through the ranks at Abercrombie & Kent before heading to Canada where she worked at Voyages Ideal, cultivating a niche clientele of software companies for the entertainment industry.

Says Jacqui, “When I finally came back home to Rwanda from Canada, Manzi suggested that we start a tour company and contribute to a Rwandan revival. I accepted the offer immediately and Thousand Hills Africa was founded in 2004.”

The Team
We are a tightknit team of Rwandans, Ugandans, Congolese and Kenyans who are passionate about our region, its wildlife, its people, its scenery and its cultural history. We love exploring it ourselves, almost as much as we love sharing it with others. Perhaps our biggest thrill is the smiles and enthusiasm on our guests’ faces when they experience it first-hand.

We currently have offices in both Rwanda (Kigali) and Uganda (Kampala) where our passionate and knowledgeable teams and modern vehicle fleet are based. Whether travelling the main routes in a Toyota Prado, or exploring the most remote tracts in a four-wheel drive Toyota Land Cruiser we provide safety, comfort, added attention to detail such as chilled soft drinks and other touches, and always insist on excellent guiding and complete flexibility for ad hoc guest experiences.

The 5Ps

Planet – Constantly mindful that our planet is our responsibility and that conserving our environment is at the heart of our operation.

People – Creating a working environment where all are inspired to be the best they can be, to positively affect the lives of both our clients and the communities in which we operate.

Portfolio – Bringing to the world a portfolio of African countries that offers unique East and Central African itineraries to the discerning, environmentally-conscious traveller seeking bespoke experiences.

Partners – Nurturing a winning network of partners and building mutual loyalty.

Profit – Maximising return to shareholders while being mindful of our overall responsibilities.