Day 75, 8480km, Roadtrip through Karamoja; Moroto, Karamoja. In the last few days, we have found ourselves in the little known, relatively undiscovered and exceptionally beautiful North East of Uganda in a province called Karamoja.
Karamoja suffers from a negative image due to decades of isolation and insecurity and sees very little tourism or travel. Though at peace since 2011 when the Ugandan Government disarmed local factions, the area is still avoided by Ugandans and the international community due to misguided fear.
Positively impacting the image of Uganda #RealAfrica
This is a smaller scale example of what we are trying to change with Roadtrip through Kararomoja; misconceptions about our continent. Discover Karamoja are trying to do the same thing and have established themselves to positively change the image of Karamoja.
Along with our new friend Theo, founder of Discover Karamoja, we explored about 21kms of Mount Moroto . We found that, not only are the people friendly and welcoming but the untouched landscapes are stunning and unique. Another great example of the #RealAfrica we encounter on our Roadtrip through Karamoja.
Hiking Mount Moroto
Often the best and always the most affordable adventures are found far from the main road. This was definitely the case in the hidden gem of Uganda’s Karamoja province. On the slopes of Mount Moroto, we uncover the environmental and cultural secrets of Uganda’s last frontier.
Some great hiking training for Mount Kenya! Now we just need to make a decision on whether to take the chance in this poor weather, to hike or not to hike? See the video: