Eastern Africa being one of the most diverse regions in the world, its highlights range tremendously depending on ones’ interest. Wildlife-focused encounters may cover the mountain gorillas and chimpanzees, following the wildebeest migration, searching for the Big 5 as well as spotting over 1000 unique bird species. Landscapes range from stretched savannah plains to lush rainforests, snow-capped mountains and stunning lakes. Adventure takes place on the mighty white River Nile, the snow-capped ‘Mountains of the Moon’, and the Virunga Volcanoes. Those seeking to go off-the-beaten-track, can cover the unexplored North-East of Uganda (home to the Karamojong people), hike the active Nyiragongo Volcano in DRC, or traverse the Congo-Nile trail on foot, by mountain bike, or kayak.
The below overview provides an insight in the most bespoke regions in Eastern Africa that Matoke Tours offers, as well as unique parks and regions for a more off-beaten track experience. For in-depth information upon each park or region, you can refer to our destination trainings or reach out to one of our travel consultants.
Uganda is one of the most diverse countries on the African continent. With its incredible variety of nature, culture and wildlife, this destination is perfect for an authentic adventure experience. From the wildlife inhabited savannah plains to glacier covered mountains, from tracking chimpanzees in the rainforest to rushing down the rapids of the mighty Nile; no two days in Uganda are ever the same. Learn about all what Uganda has to offer.
From stretched savanna plains to the lush rainforests with chimpanzees & mountain gorillas, and from the bustling capital Kigali to the idyllic Lake Kivu: Rwanda has it all! The “Land of a Thousand Hills” has been impressively restored after a turbulent history and is ready to be discovered. Learn about all what Rwanda has to offer.
The Masai Mara National Reserve is one of the most famous and game-rich reserves on the African continent. The Masai Mara is bisected by the famous Mara River where two million migratory wildebeest and zebra spectacularly make their way through from July to October. The Masai Mara guarantees an exceptional number of encounters with the African animal kingdom and will also amaze you with breathtaking views.
The oldest national park dating from 1925 and the most varied region on the African continent. The snow caped Rwenzori Mountains, Active volcanoes, Mountain Gorilla’s and Chimpanzees. This park was descleared a UNESCO world heritage site and is now also on the list of World Heritage sites in danger. The park’s 7800 square kilometers (3000 square miles) includes forests, savannas, lava plains, swamps, erosion valleys, active volcanoes, and the glaciated peaks of the Rwenzori mountains.