Our guides

Ernest Lugalla

Ernest Lugalla is a highly experienced guide living in the Iringa region in South Tanzania. He organises and guides safari and adventure tours in Tanzania, Malawi and Mozambique, including transport, different itineraries, accommodations and many other adventures. 

Ernest has a been trained at a Safari Guide course and has a Certificate in Wildlife management from the College of African Wildlife Management (Mweka). He also holds a BA in Cultural Anthroplogy and Tourism from Iringa University. 

He has been working in tourism since 1996 as mechanical trainee, safari cook and later as a professional safari guide. He worked for more than 6 years as a game warden for the the Ministry of Natural Resource and Tourism at Selous game reserve, the still virgin Wild Jungle in Africa. He was a guide for other tour companies in Arusha before he started Chabo Africa Safaris.

He will be able to answer all your questions about plants, birds and animals and leave you with greater understanding and unique safari experience memory of culture of the people and wildlife of Tanzania, Malawi and Mozambique.

Modest Victor Mdemu

Modest was born in Iringa and spend his childhood in the magnificent Ruaha National Park, which led him in deep understanding and passion for Ruaha's beautiful wildlife.

After his secondary education he joined wildlife college and learn more about the ecology behind the animals he loved to watch when he was little. From his college life, he was selected by TANAPA in 2004 but his interest was more in guiding and for that reason he started to work with small camp in the north of Ruaha as a guide. His love for the bush is deeply seated and enjoy each and every species in his childhood home. Due to this his life became into starting his own business in 2009.

Michael Kawage

Michael Kawage is an experienced guide of Chabo Africa Safari Company. He started as mechanic and later became a professional safari guide in 2007. He insures high and quality service delivery is maintained our esteem clients.

Frank Malisa

Frank Malisa is also part of our team at Chaboafrica safari company, Tanzanian from Moshi Kilimanjaro, chaga by tirbe he has a broad experience in tourism industry and related fields, he started to be a mountain guide from than 15 years leading from small to big groups of tourist both trekking mount Kilimanjaro and Meru working with different companies based in Kilimanjaro and Arusha, Also has wide range of experience as a guide of photographic both tailor made to luxury safaris. This makes a part of strong team to Chaboafrica safaris with vast experiences and ensure quality service delivery service to our esteem customers.

Ernest Lugalla
Modest Victor Mdemu