The far less-travelled route up to Kidepo National Park heads through the wilds of Karamojaland in the eastern reaches of Uganda, a two- or three-day journey that takes you though some of the most stunning scenery in the country. You’ll pass by timeless by timeless planins peppered with tall jagged peaks and fields ablaze with sunflowers. You’ll also encounter the Karamojong people – the highlight for most – pastoral herders recognisable by their traditional dress (similar to the Masai). Males often sport dapper Dr Suess-style top hats with a feather stuck in it, and brandish a cattle stick and a mini wooden stool (used as a seat, headrest and, in recent times, to steady their rifle for target practice!).