8 Days Karamoja Cultural Experience

8 Days Karamoja Cultural Experience

Book 8 Days Karamoja Cultural Experience to Kidepo Valley national park. Visit the Karamojango people in their homestead also known as manyattas for close cultural encounters with Gorilla Trek Africa. The safari also involves bird watching in the mbira forest, rafting and visit to the source of Nile in Jinja, Sipi Falls excursion and game viewing which together make a complete safari package to northeastern Uganda.

8 Days Karamoja Cultural Experience Highlights

Mt Moroto Nature Walk

The 8 Days Karamoja Cultural Experience departs in the early morning for a scenic and cultural and walks through the valley of Mt Moroto, the highest mountain of Karamoja. The mountain is inhabited by one of Uganda’s smallest tribe, the Tepeth. They are the indigenous inhabitants of the Karamoja planes that escaped into the mountains when the Karimojong settled on their lands.

Participate in daily life in the Manyatta (village)

Immerse yourself in Karamojong culture. The afternoon is spent participating in traditional games, daily activities as preparing staple foods, harvesting, beading, learning, dance, how to shoot bow and arrow and traditional friendly wrestling.

A Night with the Warriors (herders)

Experience typical Karimojong pastoral life by sleeping night with the animals and shepherds in the Kraal. Help to bring the cows to the kraal, share stories around the campfire, play games with the warriors and learn how all about nomadic life.

Day 1: Kampala-Mabira Forest – Jinja

Day 2: Jinja-Mbale-Mt. Elgon

Day 3: Sipi Falls – Moroto – Karamoja

Day 4: Karamoja Cultural Tour

Day 5: Kidepo Valley National Park

Day 6: Game drive & Day hike

Day 7: Game drive – Acholi Land – Kitgum

Day 8: Departure

Day 1
Kampala to Mabira Forest – Jinja

Leave Kampala early after breakfast for Jinja. Stop at the Mabira forest for a nature walk and excellent bird watching experience. Then proceed to Jinja source of Nile; the longest river in Africa. Go for white water rafting along the Nile. This is one of the most exciting rafting in the world and very safe with disposals of life jackets, qualified guides and rescue team. People without experience should not fear rafting, since experience is not required, but they will to have fun and adventure. Dinner and overnight at Jinja Nile resort.

Day 2
Jinja – Mbale – Mt. Elgon

Have breakfast and set off to Mbale town for lunch, have a tour in Mbale town local markets, visit the Bagisu people, the producers of Bugisu best quality. Dinner and overnight in Elgon View Hotel Mbale or at Sipi at Lacam Lodge.

Day 3
Sipi Falls-Moroto-Karamoja

Have breakfast and go for a trek through the Sipi Falls from Mount Elgon. Expect superb vegetation with banana and coffee plantations and view of the Karamoja valley. After lunch, proceed with the journey to Moroto through Namalu and enter the semi-arid land of Karamoja region. Dinner and overnight at Leslona Hotel in Moroto.

Day 4
Karamoja Cultural Tour

Have breakfast and proceed to explore the culture and people of Karamoja through the facilitation of local cooperation projects. Expect a visit to Lopotuk villages and the dispensary, the youth centre and you can request to assist local performances, music and dance. Dinner and overnight at Leslona Hotel in Moroto.

Day 5
Kidepo Valley National Park

Have breakfast and embark on our trip Northwards via Kaabong and Kotido to reach one of the most un-spoilt and wild places remaining in Africa; Kidepo Valley National Park. It was named after the river traversing this region at the border between Sudan and Kenya. The region is characterized by mountains, hills and valleys. Dinner and overnight at UWA Bandas.

Day 6
Game drive & Day hike

Have early breakfast and proceed for photographic game drives along the trails of Kidepo Valley Park. The park inhabits one of the most exciting faunas of any Ugandan parks, with over 80 species of mammals several of which are restricted only to Kidepo, like cheetah, striped hyena and caracal, with over 465 bird species including the ostriches. A part from the game drive, on request you might organize a visit to the local Karamojong homestead. Dinner and overnight at UWA Bandas.

Day 7
Game drive

Have early breakfast and embark on another game drive in the Park. Later proceed through the Acholi land to Kitgum. Dinner and overnight at Boma Hotel Kitgum.

Day 8
Departure

Have breakfast at the hotel and start a picnic drive back to Kampala after all these Adventurous tour activities.

Includes

  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Border crossing fees (for cross border safaris)

Excludes

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
  • Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)

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