Matoke Tours

African Based Travel Specialist

Church Hill Road (off Gaba Rd), Kansanga, Kampala, P.O. Box 1881
Member Number: 203799 Tel: +256793850647

Matoke Tours is one of East Africa's leading tour operators specialized in providing quality, individualized private and group tours within the region.

Since its establishment in 2002, the company has grown into a reputable Africa specialist, offering trips to a number of destinations. The fast growth and the success of Matoke Tours can be attributed to our hard work and enthusiasm, a passion for the region and an innovative approach to tourism.

Our mission is to ensure that each client has a unique and unforgettable Africa experience. We develop original products based on local knowledge and an understanding of the global market, we stand out with our innovative approach to tourism and our professional service and personalized customer care.

Matoke Tours offers tailor-made itineraries, which promote the region and its unique cultural and natural resources. Due to our extensive network of reliable service providers, we are able to offer a range of tours to suit all budgets to destinations throughout East Africa.

We specialize in multi-country tours, combining several destinations into one coherent itinerary. Long-standing regional experience and extensive research including regular field visits guarantee that we work with the best service providers on the ground and offer the best product available on the market. Moreover, we offer a wide range of short tour extensions which can be combined with group or private itineraries, to create a truly individualized trip.  


Where we operate

  • Congo, Democratic Republic
  • Ethiopia
  • Kenya
  • Madagascar
  • Mauritius
  • Rwanda
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Zanzibar

Activities offered

  • Accommodation
  • Ballooning
  • Beach Holidays
  • Bird Watching
  • Canoeing
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Flying Safaris
  • Overland
  • Retail
  • Safaris - Fixed Camp
  • Walking Safaris
  • Guided flying safaris
  • Eco tourism
  • Cultural activities
  • Trekking
  • Honeymoon safaris

Our Commitment to Responsible Tourism

Matoke Tours was voted Sustainable leader in Uganda in 2012.

UCOTA (the Uganda Community Tourism Association) developed a set of sustainable tourism criteria based on the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria.

This process included the creation of an advisory board made up of representatives from the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), the Uganda Tourism Board (UTB), the Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Heritage (MTWH), the Association of Uganda Tour Operators (AUTO), the Uganda Tourism Association (UTA), the Uganda Safari Guides Association (USAGA), Uganda Hotel Owners Association (UHOA) and Makerere University’s Department of Biodiversity and Tourism.

The survey measures a businesses performance on the three key elements of sustainability: management, social/economic benefits, and environmental considerations. From the gathered statistics, Matoke Tours was voted among the 5 most sustainable tour operators in Uganda!


For more information about what we do, we invite you at our website.



Uganda Conservation Foundation

Matoke Tours is member of- and donor to the Uganda Conservation Foundation. Uganda is rebuilding fast following decades of political upheaval. The wildlife and wild places are slowly recovering but the pressure on natural resources, in a country with the world’s third highest human population growth rate, is immense. Achieving the balance – between human development and wildlife and habitat conservation – is critical. This is precisely the aim of the Uganda Conservation Foundation. UCF was set up to help previously war-stricken, heavily poached, high biodiversity regions in Uganda and Central Africa. Working with the Uganda Wildlife Authority, UCF seeks to sensitise communities and demonstrate through practical projects how financial benefits can be gained from conservation.


War Child

War Child is an NGO based in Northern Uganda. The Lord Resistance Army of Joseph Kony was killing and raping people in Northern Uganda for over 20 years and trained children to be sex slaves or soldiers. This terrible war is finally over and the area is safe again. War Child has many projects whereby children that were never able to go to school, are trained skills. They can be trained to be a mechanic, a carpenter or a hairdresser to be able to generate an income. You can visit the War Child project in Gulu with Matoke Tours and meet the children and see how the project works. It is a fascinating experience for both you and the children, who are more than proud to show you what they are making out of their life's. You will as well meet the family of the children in the village during a local dinner. Matoke Tours contributes 30 dollars per person for each person visiting this project.


07 January 2016

The World's First Gorilla Encounter in Virtual Reality

Experience the Travel Sector’s First Virtual Reality Travel Brochure On 6 January 2016, Matoke Tours is launching the first virtual reality travel brochure allowing travellers to experience a complete virtual Ugandan safari. Come eye-to-eye with mountain gorillas, including a close-up encounter with a curious gorilla grabbing the camera. Matoke Tours is announcing the travel industry’s first true virtual reality travel brochure designed to be experienced in your home or on the go w…

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