Sustainable Tourism for Peace, Prosperity & Conservation in less travelled Uganda, Kenya, South Sudan & Ethiopia
A social enterprise dealing in Karamoja Tourism Development aimed at improving community livelihoods, protecting nature & preserving cultural heritage.
They do this by providing direct employment at accommodation facilities, developing tourism products, regional tourism marketing and offering skilling opportunities through regional tourism and hospitality training.
Our team of knowledgable local guides, are eager to sharing East Africa’s last indigenous living cultures and natural resources from Karamoja’s savanna-lands to the lush volcanic mountain ranges.
We are true citizens of our area as we’re are locally owned and hire local talent. We aim at investing in local growth, the well-being of our people and the health of the local economy. Citizenship begins at home.
For long, tourism in Uganda has been focused on wildlife safaris and other tourist destinations but community tourism is an opportunity for the local community to participate and benefit from their natural and cultural resources.
Tourism development is therefore at the core of our operations. We focus on rural areas affected most by decline in the capacity of agriculture. Degeneration of the countryside is prevented and cultural heritage preserved by raising supplementary family income through tourism.
We focus on identifying potential tourism sites and activities, building community capacity through education and creating demand through marketing and packaging.
Karamoja Bicycle Tour
Tour Operator Kara-Tunga Arts & Tours
Through the untamed Northeast of Uganda
Discover Uganda’s untamed Northeast on Karamoja Bicycle Tours. Follow the cattle paths of the nomadic warriors and learn about the pastoral culture, cycle over community trails through the villages and interact with indigenous communities, ride over abandon colonial roads through Uganda’s true wilderness, enjoy the views of the fast wilderness. A bicycle safari through Karamoja land is the best way to immerse yourself.
Off the beaten track
Authentic cultural experience
Tour of Karamoja
8 days (Bike: 6 days)
500 km (~83km per day)
Tour Operator Kara-Tunga Arts & Tours
Uganda’s ultimate wilderness bike tradition aimed at positively impacting the image of northeast Uganda and promote tourism for sustainable development.
The trail starts on the lower southern savannah plains of Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve, climbs on top of the East African Rift escarpment and finally slopes into Kidepo Valley National Park. Expect dramatic landscapes, rich cultural encounters, Uganda’s finest wildlife and an awarding physical challenge.
The tour aims at raising funds to offer life changing education for at least one class of 15 girls at Matany Girl’s Vocational School Change a life of one girl by sponsoring €500 for a full vocational training course including an internship and career coaching. Raise €1 per Kilometre and empower one girl and so one village.
The Tour of Karamoja honours its co-founders, former Tour de France cyclist and Sports Television commentator Paul Sherwen (1956-2018) and founder of Bicycles for Humanity movement Pat Montani (1949-2021).
The tour will follow ‘The Warrior Nomad Trail‘ starting in Southern Karamoja land and ending in Africa’s most applauded awarded national park ‘Kidepo Valley National Park’.
The Tour of Karamoja – Bicycle Tour is taking place 23-30 October 2021, traversing Uganda’s Warrior Nomad Trail in 6 stages, 500Km and 5000m elevation. The trail is a mix of rocky cattle paths, loose and hard packed gravel and single tracks. The final 7th day of the event is an awarding cycling safari through the national park.