The United Nations General Assembly declared 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development recalling the potential of tourism. During 12 months the organisation features international sustainable tourism initiatives including ourselves. Read the full feature on the campaign website Tourism4Develoment.com
Kara-Tunga Arts & Tours
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 (northeast Uganda) suffers from a negative image due to decades of isolation and insecurity. But after peace has returned (2011), the perception of the region by fellow Ugandans and the international community hasn’t changed.
Discover Karamoja project is aimed at positively changing the image of Karamoja through photography.
Karamoja Tourism is promoting Karamoja in the domestic and international market and is working toward repositioning the image of the region.
The Karamoja Tourism website features information that is relevant to travellers who are thinking about and actively planning a visit the north east of Uganda. Through this site, potential visitors will be able to learn about the diversity of what Karamoja has to offer and how to make their visit a fantastic experience.