In the Matoke Tours Blog we share travel stories, indepth information and go-to-knows to help you plan your adventures in East Africa.
One of the most Frequently Asked Questions we are asked is: “how physically demanding is gorilla trekking?”
Gorilla trekking offers a unique combination of adventure, connection with nature, conservation and indeed personal growth that appeals to the young – and the young at heart.
Read out blog for a few considerations to help you plan well.
Measuring 227 km (141 miles) in length, the Congo Nile Trail is a beautiful low-impact way to explore the plantations and traditional village life of Lake Kivu in western Rwanda.
This versatile trail is cleverly broken down into different stages. You may walk, cycle or kayak the whole trail that crisscrosses rivers, beaches, waterfalls and rice fields, through farmland and villages.
Read this blog to find out how to incorporate the Congo Nile trail into your itinerary.
Conservation and tourism circles in Uganda are abuzz with talk of wild dog sightings this week in Kidepo Valley National Park.
It’s with great excitement that we share the news that African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) have been photographed in Narus Valley in Uganda’s most north-easterly protected area. Wild dogs were last seen in Uganda in the 1980s.
Read this blog to stay tuned on this developing story.
The Encephalartos whitelockii cycad is endemic to one sole location, Mpanga Gorge, western Uganda. This rarely-visited destination of waterfalls and jaw-dropping scenery is one of the African cycad’s most beautiful. Mpanga was a highlight of a recent trip by 16 guides under the Adventure Tourism Uganda programme of which Matoke Tours is one of the frontrunners.
Uganda’s chimpanzees are now on Netflix!
If you’ve ever had a chance to see chimps in the wild, you’ll know what an extraordinary experience it can be! And if you haven’t, we know chimp tracking in Uganda – the setting for Chimp Empire, a thrilling Netflix documentary – will be high on everyone’s bucket list!
We celebrate Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka, Uganda’s first wildlife vet and founder of Conservation Through Public Health, who has just published her memoir “Walking with Gorillas.”
“In the face of discrimination in a male-dominated world, one woman’s passion and determination to build a brighter future offers inspiration and insights into what is truly possible for our planet when we come together.” Walking with Gorillas recounts the remarkable story of Dr Gladys’ life protecting critically endangered mountain gorillas.
We’re excited to say that Matoke Tours Africa will be exhibiting at ITB in Berlin – we hope to meet you!
“Mastering Transformation” is one of the themes of this year’s ITB, captured in the event’s 2023’s emblem of a chameleon, a creature that is endemic to Uganda. Transformation has been a major focus of Matoke Tours Africa’s recent work. We can’t wait to tell you all about it – and to share our in-depth destination knowledge that will inspire your clients to visit Uganda and see chameleons and the country’s other astonishing wildlife!
Why do travellers love touring Uganda with Matoke Tours? And why do our partners choose to work with us? Read the blog!
To contribute to a more inclusive tourism industry, Matoke Tours developed a Female-Only Tour Guide Training & Mentored Internship Program, which gives aspiring female guides the best possible start for a career in tourism.
With its incredible diversity of nature, culture and wildlife, Uganda is the perfect destination for an authentic adventure experience. Under “Adventure Tourism Uganda”, our cooperation with 6 partner companies, multi-day hiking and cycling trails and unique cultural activities have been developed along with our professional Adventure Travel Guides Trainings program.