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Tinka’s homestay in bigodi

Bigodi (near kibale np), Uganda

The Experience Reviews (2)
  • One of the rooms at Tinka's homestay
  • Bigodi women weaving
  • Black and white colobus
  • Peeling Matooke


Duration: 2 days

Meeting Point: Not specified

Number of people: 1 - 6



  • Stay with a local family near Kibale National Park
  • Combine local culture with a chimpanzee trekking in the forest
  • Meet the local people and join in their daily activities
  • Eat home-cooked meals with Tinka and his family
  • Minimum stay: 1 night



Welcome to my home near Kibale National Park ! Are you tired of being a tourist or looking for a place to go over the weekend; or do you want to work or volunteer in my community and looking for a place to stay? My home is your home. My family and I are part of the Batooro people of western Uganda. We will be proud to show you our culture and make you part of it.

My homestay is basic. The house is newly built with spacious rooms with ensuite bathroom. There is no running water, but we will provide buckets and a basin to bathe (cold water). There's a nice pit latrine outside and a toilet to use inside at night. There's electricity in all the rooms and the beds are comfortable.

My daughter Bridget will prepare the food for you. It will be plentiful and tasty. Our meals often exist of potatoes, tomatoes, rice, beans, and lots of vegetables. We can serve you an early breakfast and make you a packed lunch if you're heading to the national park.

Our homestay is located in Bigodi town, about 6 kms past the Kanyanchu gate at Kibale National Park. We can arrange a boda boda (5000 USH) to take you to Kanyanchu Gate. Regular chimpanzee trekking starts at 7.30am, but the chimp habituation starts a lot earlier so best to be there at 5.30am. The chimp anzee habituation ($220) is highly recommended. You spend 8 hours with the chimps and will often be 3-5m away from them.

To get to our place you can take a shared taxi (8000 USH) from Fort Portal to Bigodi village.

Price includes:

  • Traditional meal – All our food and herbal tea
  • Accommodation – half board if you are staying one night and full board when staying for more nights

Price excludes:

  • Other drinks like bottled water, juice, beer and soda
  • Transport to and from the home
More information

Meet Tinka

Member since: November 2015

Hi, my name is Tinka and I live with my family in Bigodi town, close to the entrance of Kibale National Park. I am a community leader and occupied in education of the community about conservation. I have over 20 year’s hands-on experience in tourism and currently is currently engaged in managing a schools conservation education program. I worked as a guide in Kibale National Park during the early to mid 90’s. I have also worked at management positions for national tourism projects.

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2 days

Incl. service fee

$ 24.00 p.p.p.n.