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  • About US Chigo Tours is driven by a mission to provide unique exciting tours & eco- friendly safaris, vivid memories to people from all walks of life at affordable price. We are small and unique indigenous tour operator, registered in Uganda. We lead very personalized tours & safaris to the most fascinating places in Uganda, Rwanda & Tanzania.

    Chigo Tours Africa is represented on www.Safaribookings.com 

    Our services started out of love for conserving nature, richness of the country’s biodiversity, valuing professionalism, reliability and safety of clients !. We specialize in arranging Gorilla Trekking Tours, Wildlife safaris, Community tours, volunteer trips, photo safaris, Nature tours & adventure-Rafting & trekking tours in East Africa; Uganda, Rwanda & recently Tanzania.

    Chigo Tours management

    Chigo Tours is run by educated, well experienced managers born and travelled extensively in East Africa. our team trained in Tourism management, wildlife, culture and birding.

    Our team of  guides is passionate to share their love for our tours in Uganda, Rwanda - giving a friendly atmosphere with our guests. we hire guides that know, are trusted and have received training in guiding, culture, wildlife, birding, first aid and driving. Besides being extremely informative, our guides make it a priority to look after your safety, comfort and enjoyment.

    Our travel consultant and reservation team will do their best to reply all our clients’ enquiries and reservations within 24 hours.

    We have a sizeable fleet of specifically designed Tour/safari vehicles; from 4x4 Toyota Hiace Vans to land cruiser 4x4 Jeeps - regularly maintained and serviced by our partner mechanical workshop.

    Click here to read what clients who have travelled with us have to say.

    Map of Kampala, showing location of Chigo Tours

  • TRANSPORTATION A good safari vehicle is the key to a great safari experience. We can proudly say that our vehicles are regularly serviced and maintained by our partner mechanical workshop. We use small, easy-to-maneuver vehicles, ensuring you’ll see and experience as much as possible.

    We have a large fleet of specifically designed Tour/safari vehicles, from 4x4 Toyota Hiace Vans to land cruiser 4x4 Jeeps, regularly maintained and serviced by our partner mechanical workshop

    Chigo Tours 4x4 safari fleet

    4×4 Toyota Mini-Bussuper_custom2 We have custom made min vans, with a pop-up roof, soft suspension and quality seats and optional air-conditioning on selected mini- buses. For confortable game viewing experience, they can comfortably seat 7 persons.

    4×4 Toyota Super Customs

    car2 The super customs have reclining seats, with easy a pop-up roof for game viewing. Super custom are Electronic modulated suspension for good comfort,plenty of legroom and air conditioning.

    4×4 Toyota Land cruisers-Had Top, hard_bodycar2 The land cruiser is strong, spacious and sits high above the road. The Land cruiser is the most used safari vehicle in Africa; Of course it looks good, too! They are custom built to include extended leg room, large windows, reclining seats, the car suits a maximum of 5 persons and has a pop-up roof for a perfect safari view!

    4x4 land cruiser – Jeepscar2 These have pop up and soft roof tops optimal game viewing and sightseeing. Optional Air-conditioning on select vehicles, Price including driver/guide

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    4x4 landcruiser - Extended -7 seater

    4x4 Toyota Land Cruisers-Extended The extended Toyota Land cruiser seats 7 persons. It’s Spacious, custom built for rough African roads. The 4x4 is perfect wildlife viewing safari with family and friends.

  • UGANDA ACCOMMODATION

    Chigo Tours offers different lodging options to cater for your budget.  For your reference please find our rating of the lodges/camps below;

    Lazy Camping Option - Lodging consists of a basic camping tent furnished with 2 single beds. In some camps the tents may be placed under a grass thatched roof, in others they may not. Tents share communal shower/restroom facilities.   All bedding and towels are provided by the camp.  Lazy camping guests can access restaurants for meals. Some campsites have superb locations and Chigo Tours can provide you with tents and mattresses for camping.

    Standard Budget option - Lodging includes clean guesthouses or basic dormitory rooms. Service and amenity standards won't be fancy. While most budget lodges have en-suite rooms, guests are likely to use shared communal shower/restroom facilities.

    Mid-range option - This is a better option for comfort- rooms are self-contained ('en suite') and lodging is located in spectacular sites worth the price. Majority of lodges under midrange have luxury cottages and suites for high-end upgrade.

    High End option – Lodges under this category are more relaxed, spacious than the mid-range. The lodge sites might be similar but the rooms have extra luxurious specifications. These lodges often have a swimming pool and wireless internet.

    BUDGET HOTELS

    ENTEBBE

    AFRICA_ROOTSAfrica Roots Guest House 10 minutes drive from Entebbe airport, Africa Roots Guest House is traditional home-from-home hospitality in a comfortable, modern and tastefully designed facility. The guest house offers modern, budget, clean rooms within a two-minute walk to Lake Victoria and its beachside recreation activities. Has Friendly and helpful staff, great rooms with a large balcony and wireless internet is available.

    dutchessLake Victoria View Guest House The guest house overlooks the breath taking Lake Victoria; guests wake up to incredible views. It is suitable for either short or long term stay. Rooms are individually and delicately designed, with an emphasis on the highest quality of materials, furnishings as well as pastel colorsKAMPALAOrchidea Guest House is an exclusive Family Restaurant with an Italian Management. The guest wing area has well tendered mini cottages; each one with their own compound and sitting room. Tasty meals are served at Caffe’ Roma. Here hospitality blends with comfort.

    LAKE MBURO

    eagles_nestEagles Nest Eagles Nest consists of 12 safari tents with verandas overlooking Lake Mburo National Park. Each room has two separate beds with nice decoration. The bathrooms offer the real African bush experience: they fill your shower upon request and they have invented a new toilet system.

    LAKE BUNYONYI, KABALE

    PRIME_ISLANDNatures Prime Island, Lake Bunyonyi Rooms are well designed and have a picturesque view of the lake and mountains. Has handcrafted log cabins constructed on stilts each with a breath taking view across Lake Bunyonyi. Our furnished safari tents are old-fashioned but cozy. You are assured of complete privacy and seclusion at our exclusive gateway.

    BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK

    wagtailWagtail Eco-Safari camp, Rushaga & Nkuringo Gates Set within Rubuguri village at the base of a valley, South sector of Bwindi Forest, this simple place has reasonable public areas and decent tented guest rooms. Additional forest walks and cultural visits area also possible. Wagtail Eco Safari Camp is a reasonable lower cost option, which is 20 minutes drive to gorilla tracking start gates. Although it is a relatively simple place, service levels are pretty good.

    buhoma_communityBuhoma Community Camp, Bwindi Forest Park - Buhoma Gate An excellent base camp for Gorilla tracking at North side of Bwindi forest, this is a well-kept camp that provides guests with lodging options from huts to self-contained safari tents, dormitory style accommodations, and leveled camping terraces. The camp has an open-fronted restaurant enjoying excellent views of the tropical forest canopy. Chefs use locally grown fresh produce

    QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

    bush_campingBush Lodge - Lazy Camping Lazy camping consists of a basic camping tent furnished with 2 single beds and a solar lantern. The tents are placed under a grass thatched roof and are spread over our campsite. As the tents share a communal ablution block and as the site is often frequented by wildlife our security staff will escort you to and from your tent. All bedding and towels are provided by the camp. All restaurants open to camping guests Simba Safari camp Simba Safari Camp features 9 double/twin rooms and 2 triple rooms. The rooms are spacious and comfortably furnished with two single beds or a double bed and mosquito nets. Ensuite is a bathroom with running water and a flushing toilet. Part of the floor is covered with natural pebble stones, giving your feet a pleasant massage while taking a shower. The water is heated by a special solar energy system. More so, each room features its own veranda where you can relax or read a book while enjoying your privacy.

    FORTPOTAL AND KIBALE NATIONAL PARK

    dutchessDutchess Guesthouse and Restaurant This is set in a beautiful garden and quiet environment just 300 meter from fort portal town centre. Offers excellent international cuisine including pizza’s and has 5 excellent rooms. There is wireless Internet access, and a deli. Resturant serves good cappuccino, cheese cake, homemade sandwiches, burgers, pizza, chicken with Dutch sate sauce, fish fillet with pesto Chimpanzee Forest Guest House Accommodation outside of the main house is offered in either a large twin bedded self-contained banda over-looking Lake Nyabikere or in a choice of three self-contained cottages with views of Kibale Forest National Park. You may also camp on flat grassy sites away from the house; with shade and seclusion.

    HOIMA & MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK

    fort_murchisonFort Murchison- Rooms Set on the Eastern banks of Albert Nile, The massive tower, the earth colored walls; the touch of Swahili style... will impress you right from your arrival up to your departure. Fort Murchison offers a variety of comfortable accommodations to suit all budgets from the mid to lower market, be it in our beautiful rooms, our comfortable thatched tents or the lazy camping tents, a great value for money is guaranteed.

    MIDRANGE HOTELS

    ENTEBBE

    bomasBomas Entebbe Popular with inbound/outbound tourists and expatriates alike, it’s a welcoming set-up in a tastefully restored colonial homestead…and the comfortable self contained rooms are fitted with an attractive comb. The Boma consists of fifteen bedrooms decorated along African themes, all of which have their own private bathrooms. A residents’ and diners’ bar set in a landscaped garden with lake views combine to provide a charming and relaxed “country house” experience; of old-world furnishings and African fabrics

    KAMPALA

    casiaCassia Lodge is located on Buziga hill in Kampala and has great views of Lake Victoria. Cassia offers excellent international cuisine in a serene environment. The lodge has Wifi Internet, a large swimming pool and 20 spacious rooms with satellite television, bar and balcony overlooking the lake.

    LAKE MBURO

    rwakoboRwakobo Rock, Lake Mburo An eco-friendly, family run hotel and restaurant nestled on a scenic outcrop at the edge of Lake Mburo. The 8 comfortable and spacious cottages are dotted around the hill, all very private and offering great sunset views.

    mburoMburo Safari lodge Lodge, cottages are all raised on a wooden platform and covered by a grass-thatched roof, perfectly blending with the nature, stylishly and thoughtfully designed absolute comfort, convenience, and pleasure. Each cottage has clean private en-suite facilities, balconies, and handcrafted wood furnishing comfortable king-sized beds, mosquito nets.

    BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK

    gorilla_safari_lodgeGorilla Safari Lodge, Bwindi Forest Park - Rushaga Gate The lodge offers accommodation in eight, en suite spacious high end units with individual verandahs allowing excellent views towards the pristine tropical rain forest. All bathrooms are en-suite with hot and cold running water and flush toilets. It is the ideal base to track gorillas starting at Rushaga & Nkuringo gates.

    silver_backSilverback Lodge –Buhoma Gate Silverback Lodge is perched on high, atop the valley overlooking Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The view is absolutely stunning and the best place to enjoy après-tracking cocktails. Bird watching and sometimes primate viewing is possible right from the front door of your room. With 12 rooms, we are the largest lodge in the area and will remain one of the best value properties in the region,

    These were built and designed using local materials, such as forest vines, sisal rope and purple slate stone. Each room has an en-suite bathroom (with hot water showers) and comfortable chairs on the veranda for viewing the flora and fauna that make up the surroundings in the valley.

    QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

    bush_lodge_bandasBush Lodge - Bandas The lodge consists of 12 en-suite units, spaciously placed between the native bush. The rooms are built on a raised wooden platform and made from a fine combination of canvas and local materials. Huge mosquito netted windows allow a 180 degree view and ensures a close to nature experience. Each room has a private terrace. The rooms have an eco toilet and an outside shower attached.

    kyamburaKyambura Game lodge The lodge is environmentally friendly built with local materials fitted by a local community workmanship. Accommodation is provided in seven spacious and tastefully designed self contained grass-thatched cottages, with bath tabs/showers with views to the park, running hot and cold water has electricity and a private wooden balcony perched over Queen Elisabeth National Park. All cottages are privately spaced. There is a swimming pool, adjacent to the campfire

    FORTPOTAL AND KIBALE NATIONAL PARK

    mountains_of_the_moonMountains of the Moon The 33 rooms are homely and inviting with many distinguishing features characterized with sleek hand curved furniture in natural woods. This simplistic yet charming décor is both practical and cozy, making it the perfect choice for the business traveler, tourist and families. Other amenities include a well designed wellness centre and swimming pool, restaurants featuring fusion cuisine and an exclusive bar offering only world class wines and beers. Our rooms are all equipped with unlimited Internet access.

    HOIMA & MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK

    hoima_kontikHoima Kontik Hotel Kontik offers a relaxing environment for any activity. Our spacious grass thatched cottages set in the beautiful Victoria gardens offer a homely environment, leaving our guests feeling at home. Relax in beautiful Victoria gardens, quiet and homely!

    murchison_riverMurchison River lodge Murchison River Lodge sits on the southern bank of the River Nile overlooking Uganda’s Murchison Falls National Park. In beautiful surroundings, we offer comfortable and relaxing mid-range accommodation to suit all budgets in attractive thatched cottages, thatched safari tents and simple camping tents in our shaded and well positioned campsite.

    fort_murchisonFort Murchison - Rooms Set on the Eastern banks of Albert Nile, The massive tower, the earth colored walls; the touch of Swahili style... will impress you right from your arrival up to your departure. Fort Murchison offers a variety of comfortable accommodations to suit all budgets from the mid to lower market, be it in our beautiful rooms, our comfortable thatched tents or the lazy camping tents, a great value for money is guaranteed.

    kabalegaKabalega Lodge- Cabins African-style Safari Cabins are wrapped by the surrounding bush, provides you with a spectacular view of the African sunset and River Nile. The Deluxe Safari Cabins feature an open plan private en-suite facilities complete with his-and-hers basins, river view bath, enclosed toilet and walk-in rain shower. These cabins are furnished with either a double or two single beds, and a dramatic mix of furniture and styles. They have their own private deck where you can relax in comfortable lounge chairs after a long day of safari.

    HIGH END HOTELS

    ENTEBBE

    lake_vic_serenaThe Lake Victoria Serena Resort A world away from the city: Styled to replicate the lines of a classically rustic Roman villa, which might just as easily stand amid the sunflowers of the Tuscan Hills, as on the shores of Africa's largest lake, Lake Victoria Serena Resort is the latest addition to the Serena East Africa Portfolio. Rising above white-terraced rose gardens, which descend through water cascades and fountains almost to the shores of Lake Victoria, this tranquil resort has been positioned so as to offer a 5-star profile. A gracious terracotta and cream palace, the central citadel is encircled by broad café and cocktail terraces, where cushioned sofas invite relaxation. Widely spaced amongst the rose gardens, clusters of pastel-painted villas offer a choice of rooms and suites, all with panoramic lake views.

    KAMPALA

    kampala_serenaThe Kampala Serena Hotel The Kampala Serena Hotel is an inspirational blend of 5-star polish, pan-African panache, social style and business reliability. Ideally located at the very heart of Kampala, the hotel stands amidst landscaped grounds and water gardens. An oasis of cool and green, encircled by the seven hills of Kampala, this 152-room world-class hotel draws its architectural inspiration from the abundance of Uganda's lakes and rivers. The hotel has been created around a central water theme, which manifests itself both in the extensive water gardens and in the hand-carved panels and shimmering mosaics with which it is decorated. This unique 5-star hotel offers a garden auditorium, a roof-top terrace, a rock-sculptured pool terrace, three restaurants, two bars and the Moorish palace of the ‘Maisha Mind Body and Spirit Spa'.

    LAKE MBURO

    rwakoboRwakobo Rock, Lake Mburo An eco-friendly, family run hotel and restaurant nestled on a scenic outcrop at the edge of Lake Mburo. The 8 comfortable and spacious cottages are dotted around the hill, all very private and offering great sunset views.

    BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK

    gorilla_safari_lodgeGorilla Safari Lodge, Bwindi Forest Park - Rushaga Gate The lodge offers accommodation in eight, en suite spacious high end units with individual verandahs allowing excellent views towards the pristine tropical rain forest. All bathrooms are en-suite with hot and cold running water and flush toilets. It is the ideal base to track gorillas starting at Rushaga & Nkuringo gates.

    mahogany_springsMahogany Springs _Buhoma gate Mahogany Springs offers privacy and serenity; blended with optimal comfort in a spectacular setting. With some of the most luxurious accommodation in Bwindi Iimpenetrable Gorilla Park the feeling that you will experience when staying here is beyond comparison. It has been designed to reflect the local homestead architecture in Uganda

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    QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK 

    kyamburaKyambura Game lodge- Luxury Cottages The lodge is environmentally friendly built with local materials fitted by a local community workmanship. Accommodation is provided in seven spacious and tastefully designed self contained grass-thatched cottages, with bath tabs/showers with views to the park, running hot and cold water has electricity and a private wooden balcony perched over Queen Elisabeth National Park. All cottages are privately spaced. There is a swimming pool, adjacent to the campfire.

    FORTPOTAL AND KIBALE NATIONAL PARK

    mountains_of_the_moonMountains of the Moon The 33 rooms are homely and inviting with many distinguishing features characterized with sleek hand curved furniture in natural woods. This simplistic yet charming décor is both practical and cozy, making it the perfect choice for the business traveler, tourist and families. Other amenities include a well designed wellness centre and swimming pool, restaurants featuring fusion cuisine and an exclusive bar offering only world class wines and beers. Our rooms are all equipped with unlimited Internet access.

    kabalegaKabalega Lodge African-style Safari Cabins are wrapped by the surrounding bush, provides you with a spectacular view of the African sunset and River Nile. The Deluxe Safari Cabins feature an open plan private en-suite facilities complete with his-and-hers basins, river view bath, enclosed toilet and walk-in rain shower. These cabins are furnished with either a double or two single beds, and a dramatic mix of furniture and styles. They have their own private deck where you can relax in comfortable lounge chairs after a long day of safari.Paraa Safari Lodge Paraa Safari Lodge offers a unique blend of comfort, relaxation and adventure. Each of the rooms is a haven of style and serenity, complete with balcony and private bathroom.

    The safari décor of the lodge still reflects the bygone era of early explorers, enshrined with a modern touch. The luxurious pool overlooks the winding River Nile below.

  •  Respect for Nature.

    Chigo Tours believes in making as low an impact on the environment and local culture as possible, while helping to generate sustainable economic benefit for the future.

    We believe in and support conservation efforts that help to keep parks and places we visit as natural as possible for generations to come. For big groups we prefer to split into smaller numbers to minimize human impact on nature. We prefer low-impact lodges and camps that minimize impact on the environment.

    Giving back.  We are passionate about creating true, lifelong connections with the people and natural places we visit!, in so doing- we believe in sharing our abilities with those that are less privileged, they in turn will help to conserve the nature we enjoy today for generations to come. If you are enthusiastic about giving back to the communities we visit, log on to www.chigotours.com. Chigo Tours is associated with supporting schools, healthcare centers and other community projects.

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