Pat has spent 40 years, starting and growing technology companies, my first love is cycling and wanting to help others, started Bicycles for Humanity www.bicycles-for-humanity.org that has since turned into a global grassroots movement and delivered over 200 Bicycle Empowerment Centres to 13 African countries with a total of almost 155,000 bicycles. Pat understood the power and the value of Education, Healthcare and Empowerment . He founded iEmpowerment to help the people of Karamoja and all of Africa take the next steps to a better life through the deployment of technology. Pat was deeply moved by the people of Karamoja, their determination and desire for a better life for all . He along with Paul Sherwen and Theo Voss who founded Kara-Tunga a cultural tourism business in Karamoja, with the simple goal of working wth the people of Karamoja to not only grow programs like kara-tunga.com but to share with all the incredible power of learning through the Ekokwa program. Karamoja has become my second home and like Paul and Theo, I am super keen to show you Kidepo, Karamoja and the best part of Africa.
Pat is a Rotarian and has worked with hundreds of Rotary clubs across all of Africa on the deployment of innovation solutions in many areas.
In 2017 Pat was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal by Canada for his contribution to society and helping others.
Many of you know me as the voice of the Tour De France, what you might not know is that I grew up in Eastern Uganda and spent my summers in Karamoja. I care deeply for the people and with my strong African business background and skills and love of the natural beauty of Uganda, I am keen too take you on safari and show you my Africa.
Having ridden the Tour De France 8 times and being the Tour announcer the last 30 years, I understand what hard work and attention to detail mean. As a tour operator, all we do is first class and focused on meeting the needs of your clients and giving them the best experience possible and to have them share their incredible adventure they had with your company. Being the best is in our DNA and our experience in business, our experience in tourism and most importantly, our experience in Uganda coupled with a deep understanding and vast network of people in Karamoja make us the perfect partner for you and your company.
Our journey to start the Tour of Karamoja and the Karamoja Safari Lodge grew out of our love for cycling and Africa, especially Uganda and our desire to show the world Uganda , especially Karamoja. Karamoja, the North Eastern part of Uganda is a truly incredible place and a place that will draw you in and you will want to join us in helping the Karamojong. Education, opportunity and access to a better life for all is what all of us want. I invite you to join us on a safari or a bike ride in Africa and allow us to share my Africa and life with you.