Gorilla tracking ranks among one of the absolute highlights of a trip to Eastern Africa for most travellers. The spine-tingling feeling that you get being so near to one of our closest relatives is one to never forget. Gorilla tracking can be done in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, or in Mgahinga Gorilla Forest National Park.
As preditor populations have declined over the years due to expanding human activity around the park, habitat loss and ensuing human-wildlife conflicts, conservation programs are of essence. In Queen Elizabeth National Park the Uganda Carnivore Program is dedicated to monitoring, researching and protecting the predators and local communities in and around the park. With the lion tracking activity you will follow the research team to the lions traced by their collar, and monitor them closely for one hour. Unlike regular game drives, you are allowed to go off-track during this activity in order to come as close to the lions as possible.
Chimpanzees share 98% of human genes making them our closest living relatives. They are found in 21 countries throughout Africa, but are most easily sighted in Uganda due to their dense populations. Kibale Forest is especially good for tracking trips, but chimps can also be seen in Kalinzu Central Forest Reserve and the Kyambura Gorge in Queen Elizabeth National Park, and in Budongo Forest in Murchison Falls National Park.
For travelers who are interested in wildlife conservation, we have a number of responsibly developed initiatives that you can participate in, or contribute to, such as wildlife sanctuaries, initiatives that reduce human-wildlife conflicts, and habituation programs.
Matoke Tours has a selection of well-established and responsibly developed activities that allow genuine interaction with local communities. Uganda’s rich culture is represented by over 45 tribes, offering a variety in languages and dialects, foods, dressing, customs and beliefs.
Uganda's landscapes are very diverse, offering a wide variety of hiking trails that are all unique in their own way. We offer hiking trails for beginners to advanced hikers in the most beautiful places. Think of tracks along picturesque waterfalls, on volcanic mountain ridges, along lakes and through forests; Uganda has it all.
Uganda is a great destination for adventurers. Cycling trails go off the beaten track, on red-dusty roads through villages, plantations, and incredibly scenic landscapes. Cycling can even be done in some of Uganda's national parks, allowing wildlife encounters from your bicycle.
The big five awaits you! When in Uganda, game drives allow close-up wildlife encounters in the most beautiful national parks and reserves.
For those seeking an adrenaline rush, our White Water Rafting excursions are a thrilling invitation to conquer the mighty rapids of the Nile. Brace yourself as you plunge into the heart of the river's turbulence, navigating through exhilarating twists and turns. With expert guides steering you through the white-capped challenges, each rapid becomes a pulse-pounding adventure.
Drift along Uganda's majestic waterways, whether it's the serene waters of the Kazinga Channel or the famous River Nile. As you navigate the waters, be prepared to witness nature's wonders unfold – from sunbathing hippos to vibrant birdlife. Ask us about private boat safari experiences as well.
Step off the beaten path and connect with the wild through our walking safaris, where every step unveils the hidden wonders of Uganda's landscapes. Led by experienced guides and/or rangers, traverse through lush forests, open savannas, and meandering trails, immersing yourself in the sights, sounds, and scents of the natural world. Whether tracking wildlife footprints or marveling flora, our walking safaris offer an intimate encounter with Uganda's biodiversity.