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Packing List for Traveling Karamoja

Karamoja packing list: Karamoja has a different climate then other regions in Uganda and therefore it’s important to prepare before traveling.


The temperature can be high and dry by day time and drop at night time. This will be experienced especially during activities that involve camping. Read on and find our packing tips that will keep you safe and healthy.


Best time to travel

Find out what the seasonal weather conditions are on the Best time to travel Karamoja page.

Pack for a purpose.


Giving travellers the opportunity to make a lasting impact by utilising space in their suitcases to bring supplies for the projects in need. Read more about this initiative on the page of ‘Pack for a Purpose‘.


  • For students of the Tourism Academy
  • For the Community Tourism Groups

Sun protection.

  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Sunglasses

Rain protection.

  • Waterproof Rain coat and Trouser
  • Waterproof Rain Poncho

The essentials.

  • Daypack (nature walks) 45L Backpack (overnight hikes)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Insect repellent
  • Outdoor journal with pen/pencil
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Post-hike snacks, water, towel, clothing change
  • Headlamp or flashlight
  • Extra batteries

Warm weather clothing.

  • Wicking T-shirt
  • Wicking underwear
  • Quick-drying pants or shorts
  • Long-sleeve shirt (for bugs, sun)
  • Sun-shielding hat
  • Insulating fleece jacket or vest
  • Bandana or Buff
  • Mosquito net clothing

Cool weather clothing.

  • Wicking long-sleeve T-shirt
  • Wicking long underwear
  • Hat, cap or headband (synthetic or wool)
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Insulating fleece jacket (or vest) and pants
  • Rain jacket (or soft shell and waterproof hat)
  • Rain pants (or soft-shell pants)


  • Boots or shoes suited to terrain
  • Socks (synthetic or wool)
  • Gaiters
  • Sandals (for river fording, trip home)
  • No products in the basket.