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Mrs. Rosette Chantal Rugamba

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Founder and Managing Director

Email: r***@***.com
Local Address:  Rwanda
Company Description: Songa Africa is a premier specialist tour company that offers extraordinary tailor made itineraries in Rwanda and the rest of East Africa designed to excite,...   more

Employment History

  • Founder and Lead Consultant
    Songa Africa
  • Chief Executive Officer
    Songa Africa
  • Director General
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Deputy Chief Executive Officer
    Rwanda Development Board
  • President
  • Managing Director
  • Director General of Rwanda Office
  • Head of the Rwanda Office
  • ALI East Africa Foundation LTD

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • BA , Social Sciences
    Makerere University
167 Total References
Web References
ROSETTE CHANTAL RUGAMBA - ..., 10 Sept 2015 [cached]
ROSETTE CHANTAL RUGAMBA - NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Mrs. Rugamba, is the Founder and Managing Director of Songa Africa The Tourism Company, one of the leading tourism Consultancy and Luxury tour companies in Rwanda. She has been actively involved in Travel and Tourism for the past 18 years beginning with Euro Star in UK, and then as Head of Sales and Marketing British Airways in Uganda and Central Africa, before returning to her native Rwanda to spearhead a revitalization of the Tourism Industry as Director General of Rwanda Tourism (ORTPN) and later as Deputy CEO of Rwanda Development Board(RDB). She is President of Women in Tourism Chamber and board member of Women Chamber in Private Sector Federation. She also serves as a Special Advisor to the Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) on Sustainable Tourism in Africa. Rosette holds a BA (Social Sciences) Political Science and Sociology from Makerere University and also studied Strategic Marketing in the U.K.
Songa Africa, 25 July 2014 [cached]
Rosette Rugamba, Songa Africa's founder and lead consultant has been in the travel and tourism industry for the past 16 years from her days heading sales and Marketing in British Airways to her last job as Head of tourism and conservation in Rwanda, she brings a wealth of public sector insight and experience in mobilizing public private partnership to grow tourism effectively and responsibly. During her time as Head of Tourism and Conservation in Rwanda, the number of tourists visiting Rwanda grew from 13,000 to 790,000.Tourism became the number one foreign exchange earner for Rwanda. Rwanda won best exhibitor in Berlin for 4 consecutive years in the Africa region. Rosette has been recognized by the East African community Secretariat as one of the leading tourism and conservation strategists in her region. Rosette always dreamt of being able to offer the most inspirational experiences in Rwanda and East Africa. She understood that travel should be amazing, exciting, intriguing, rejuvenating and memorable. That's why she created a company staffed by the most knowledgeable, passionate and enthusiastic experts available.
The Class of 2010 (UWEPO) | ALI East Africa, 17 Mar 2015 [cached]
Rosette Chantal Rugamba, Founder, Songa Africa
Rosette has been actively involved in Travel and Tourism for the past 16 years beginning with Euro Star, and then British Airways before returning to her native Rwanda to spearhead a revitalization of the Tourism Industry as Director General of Rwanda Tourism (ORTPN) and later as Deputy CEO of Rwanda Development Board (RDB). During her seven years at ORTPN and RDB, she oversaw the transformation of Rwanda Tourism from a primarily single-product industry attracting 13,000 visitors annually into a multifaceted one drawing over 790,000. As a result, Rwanda is now one of the most sought after destinations and tourism is now the leading foreign exchange earner for the country.
One notable achievement was the role she played in the establishment of the Transboundary agreement with Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo which outlines the transboundary management of the Mountain Gorilla population, utilization of revenue earned and the establishment of the Greater Virunga Transboundary Secretariat.
Rosette's other responsibilities included being chairperson of Prime Holdings, Board member Rwanda Tourism board and Rwanda Investment authority. Currently she serves on the board of Akagera Management Company and member of African Leadership in conservation.
Rosette established Songa Africa in March 2010 as vehicle she could use to take her knowledge, share her experience and determined energy across Africa in pursuit of responsible Tourism and conservation of our natural resources.
Rosette holds a Bachelor's degree in Political science and French from Makerere University, Uganda . he is married to Henry with three children, Matthew, Henrietta and Zachary.
LiveinRwanda, 25 May 2015 [cached]
Creative approaches, like the construction some years ago of a forest canopy walk at Nyungwe - former ORTPN CEO and later Deputy CEO of RDB, Rosette Rugamba, took the idea with her when she moved from Uganda back to her home country, after the Ugandans sat on the idea for too long - helped to create a hype and boosted demand for Nyungwe visits, and also the creation of birding areas outside the park, involving communities cooperating with RDB, and set the path for continued growth in visitor arrivals.
News from Uganda, the Pearl of Africa, 27 Dec 2007 [cached]
Tourism is once again a fact of life and under Mrs. Rosette Rugamba's able leadership at the National Office for Tourism and National Parks &endash; ORTPN, innovative activities were created to market the approximately 230 remaining mountain gorillas to a global audience.
For more information please contact Mrs. Rosette Rugamba, Director General of ORTPN via
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