We’re extremely excited to share the historical news that Karamoja has been declared as save to travel zone by the UK Government’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).
Under colonial rule the Karamoja region was a closed district and mobility restricted making it only accessible with a permit. During Amin’s reign the Karimojong people were suppressed and humiliated. In the eighties the Karimojong obtained guns from abandoned army barracks that caused a tribal war for thirty years.
We’re looking forward hosting British Citizens in the Karamoja region and sharing the ever hidden cultural and natural beauty of the region.
This clearance is a big thing for us as ‘Positively impacting the image of the Karamoja region’ was one of the main reasons we started Kara-Tunga and related projects
Karamoja Regional Tourism Promotion and Information Platform. More info: www.karamojatourism.com
Kara-Tunga Arts & Tours
Karamoja Regional Specialised Community Tours Operator and Developer. More info: www.kara-tunga.com
Promotional Campaign aimed at Positively Impacting the image of Karamoja region through photography. More info: www.discoverkaramoja.com
— OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE —
KAMPALA, 17 October 2017 – British citizens have gotten the green light to travel to all parts of Uganda after the UK government today, Monday 17 October, put the advisory to the lowest level.
This clearance is contained in a statement on the UK Government’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) website https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/uganda/safety-and-security. The Karamoja region where the world famous Kidepo Valley National Park is one of the areas that is to benefit from the new advisory. Kidepo has been rated by CNN, among other international organisations, as one of the must visit parks for 2017.
FCO “no longer advise against all but essential travel to the Karamoja region of north-eastern Uganda; if you’re travelling in this part of Uganda, you should be aware that inter-communal violence and occasional attacks on security forces do happen; foreigners are not usually the target of violence.”
Tourists are stilled called upon to exercise caution as any traveler should while visiting in any part of the world.
“This is very important development for the tourism industry which has often suffered from unfair advisories,” says Stephen Asiimwe, the CEO of Uganda Tourism Board. “
Download the official press release of UK Government’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO): Press Release UK lifts travel restrictions to Uganda