BIC TOURS was founded in Japan by Samuel Mugisha a Ugandan born  and raised in the rural Kanungu district near Bwindi Impenetrable National Park home to half of the worlds remaining Mountain Gorillas and Ishasha Game Reserve home to the famous tree climbing lions. As the eldest boy on a family of 28 siblings, Samuel started to join his father to the mountains to look after the family herd of cows at the age of 3, a job he did until joining high school. Juggling between education and cow-boying, Samuel cut through the stiff national competition with a government scholarship to join Makerere University where he graduated with a Bachelors of Social Work & Social Administration in March 2000.

In 2002, Samuel traveled t0 Japan for a 1 year course to study Japanese language.  As the only African student in the history of Kokusai Kotoba Gakuin in Shizuoka, the language school that he attended, Samuel had the only option to fast track his Japanese learning for basic survival and by the 6th month, he had grasped enough Japanese to participate in Japanese speech contest winning the 2nd position . His speech title was The Ugandan Cowboy who came to Japan.

The story about Uganda, his childhood life with cows and stray wildlife (elephants Lion, Leopard) from Ishasha Queen Elizabeth National Park, the Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi,, the chimpanzees in Kalinzu Forest, Kyambura Gorge, the good weather along the equator, the fresh organic fruits all year, the Nile River, Lake Victoria, the Rwenzori Mountains, the 56 tribes with over 40 languages surprised the Japanese.

His experiences on his first international trip from Uganda to Japan, Life in Japan and the stories about his childhood in rural Uganda was later to become instrumental in his decision to start BIC Tours to offer quality tour services to 1st time and seasoned travelers  to Africa.

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