Matoke Tours

Kansanga, Uganda

Matoke Tours is a Dutch-owned tour company that has been offering tours in East Africa for over 10 years.

Testimonials 6

  • Sara D United States

    Matoke Tours website

    We just got back from a 9 day safari followed by 3 days in Zanzibar. We had a group of four, two couples in our 30’s. We worked through Matoka Tours. I found them online. They had the best reviews by far. Most importantly everyone raved about their guides. This was a huge sell for me. Connecting with you guide can make or break your trip.

  • Irmi

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    Our first trip to Uganda turned out to be a wonderful experience thanks to the very good organisation through Matoke Tours. We saw them all, Shoebill, lions, leopards, buffalos, mountain gorillas, chimps, and, and, and. Our driver Richard was, beside being a very skilful and experienced driver, a walking dictionary when it came to questions about fauna and flora, about history, politics and culture regarding this wonderful country. He knew it all. A good choice of lodges and a very professional planning and organisation makes us looking forward to going back to Uganda for another exciting trip. Still lots to discover !

  • Robert United Kingdom

    Matoke Tours website

    A safari which will live long in the memory. Chimps at Kibale were great - suggest you pay extra for habituation walk. need to start early at Swamp Walk (9a.m.) if you are to get to QENP for game drive. Saw tree climbing lions at Ishsha and gorillas at Bwindi were wonderful with one even visiting us at our verandah in Bwindi Lodge!. Over 70 bird species seen in total. Accommodation first class. Driver could have been a bit more enthusiastic but he was very careful and safe on the roads and 4WD vehicle very comfortable for two. Expensive but worth it!

  • Nelly

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    Although we decided to visit Uganda on a last minute basis, the trip worked out very well. Matoke Tours helped us make up for the last minute arrangements and bookings. We greatly enjoyed visiting the chimps (Kibale Forest), gorillas (Mutamba area), swimming and canoeing at lake Mutamba, and meeting so many friendly people along the way! I wouldn't recommend Queen Elizabeth Park (QEP) to anyone who has done a game drive in Tanzania or Kenya, as the wildlife in QEP is minimal and the savannah is quite bare. I would recommend Matoke 100%! Make sure to rent one of their comfortable shuttles or 4x4 cars and enjoy the journey!

  • Jenny

    Matoke Tours website

    Like ‘lovethattravel’ I was a little worried about choosing a company that I found on the Internet but any concerns were baseless. The whole experience with Matoke Tours was professional, friendly and hassle-free. Lionel in the office was always prompt in responding to my many, many questions and was very helpful. Anatoli was not just our driver but our very knowledgeable guide who gave us some really interesting insight and history about both Uganda and Rwanda. If you are considering an African adventure then definitely contact Matoke Tours. You will not be disappointed.

  • A traveler

    Matoke Tours website

    Despite the good reviews, I was a little worried about using an operator that I found on the Internet to book my Fly-in Gorilla tour to Bwindi. This was my once in a lifetime opportunity to see the gorillas and I didn't want anything to go wrong. Matoke Tours proved to be everything I could wish for in a tour operator, and everything went perfectly. Lionel in the office was very responsive to all my emails, providing quick and helpful responses on all my issues, while Ronald the driver was always on time in a clean modern 4WD, was an safe driver on terrible roads and was friendly and informative. He was more than happy to wait patiently whenever I wanted to take photos, or while I was out on the gorilla trek and even when it looked like my plane back to Entebbe might not be able to land because of the strong winds. He even offered to give up his Sunday to drive me for 4 hours to another airstrip if necessary (which in the end, it wasn't, fortunately). Mutanda Lake Resort, while fairly rustic, has the most glorious view across the lake to the volcanos. Don't expect 5-star, but the staff are obliging, and the food is pretty good considering that everything except the vegetables has to be brought in. For birdwatchers, a sunset trip on a leaky boat to see the vast range of birds is a must. The gorilla trek itself at Nkuringo was a Bucket List experience. I would highly recommend it for people who are fairly fit, though even the less fit would probably be OK with the help of one or two of the wonderful porters. Overall, a great experience.

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