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After retiring from the South African Defense Force, Johan Genade with the Genade family relocated to Uganda in 2007. Shortly after arrival in Uganda, Angie Genade was awarded the position of Executive Director of Rhino Fund Uganda after which the Genade family set out fully committed to turn Rhino Fund Uganda into a world renowned Rhino Conservation project.

In 2010 Johan Genade with his two sons Nico and Duan Genade set out to construct and manage Amuka Safari Lodge with the mission of making Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary a must see destination in Uganda. After 18 months of blood, sweat and tears Johan along with his sons completed the initial construction of Amuka Safari Lodge. In 2013 Amuka closed for a further 12 months of renovations and expansions to create the lodge that stands today.

In early 2016 Amuka Safari Lodge as well as Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary suffered a dire loss with the passing of Johan Genade after 3 years of fighting prostate cancer.

The Amuka Lodge staff currently consists of : Lukwago Alex (Operations Manager), Kahumuza Brian (Accounts Administrator), Kiki Alex (Head Chef), Ochom Peter (Senior Chef), Ssejjemba Moses (Sous Chef), Owani Issac (Kitchen Assistant), Owori Zakaria (Front of house Supervisor), Semanganda Peter (Front of House), Senabulya Stephen (Front of House), Namuli Sarah (Housekeeping Supervisor), Wanyana Teddy (Housekeeping), Nanyombi Sylivia (Housekeeping), Nampijja Lydia (Housekeeping), Aol Lillian (Housekeeping), Nabanja Grace (Housekeeping) Alum Mercy (General Assistant) and Monday Kennedy (Maintenance) who are all doing a sterling job making sure that Amuka Lodge lives up to its reputation of providing service excellence.


In Loving Memory

Johan Genade – Founder Amuka Lodge

1962 - 2016