S2 E15: Harriet Kemigisha


We chat with Harriet Kemigisha – founder of Harrier Tours – from her home in western Uganda.

Harriet talks about a life that has taken her from a young village girl exploring the forest with her grandfather on hunting trips, to the founder of a successful wildlife tour company. She recounts her rediscovery of the Green-breasted Pitta in Kibale National Park when she was a ranger in 2005. And she describes how she figured out a strategy to see an African Golden Cat, one of Africa’s most secretive and sought-after animals, with the help of her grandfather’s friend Kaheru, a man she once arrested.


Notes: there are several recent reports of successful mammalwatching trips across Uganda with Harrier Tours on mammalwatching.com including this one from Alex and Tomer (podcast S1E13 aka The Hard Boys) and this one from Jon Hall.

Cover art: Harriet, Jens Hauser.