Motorbike Safari through Uganda’s Karamoja land – The Dutch couple Mandy and Peter travelled a week through Karamoja land and drove their motorbikes through the savannah planes and volcanic ranges. We had the pleasure to guide them through our homeland and gave them a taste of our untouched culture and true African wilderness.
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From the National Parks in Eastern Uganda, we set our compasses toward Karamoja. Back in Kampala, where we rented our bikes, we coincidentally met a Dutch guy with Ugandan roots, Theo Vos, who owns a travel agency called Kara-Tunga. Theo invited us to come to Karamoja and really sold the place to us, mentioning adventure, off-road tracks, culture, and beautiful nature. It’s a region where very few tourists go and all that combined got us excited.
After witnessing a long period of armed conflict and isolation, Karamoja is now starting to open up to the world. As a result of years of isolation, this area has witnessed little outside influence and is one-of-a-kind. The people there are called the Karamajong and they are mainly nomadic pastoralists. Others rely on hunting and gathering for their livelihood.
Due to the relative tranquility of recent years, tourism in this part of Uganda has been increasing. People from all over the world are starting to discover the region. As we experienced, this is an outright clash of cultures. Kara-Tunga, we think, does a great job in the field of sustainable tourism. According to Theo, we would be among the first to discover Karamoja by motorbike.
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@WeWantAdventure “At the moment we are in a region called Karamoja. A part of Uganda that is still quite new with tourism. Thanks to Kara-Tunga, Karamoja Tours we could experience the local life of this amazing place.”