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Tour of Karamoja

On 7th and 8th October 2018 (Uganda’s Independence Weekend) we’re flagging off the second edition of the annual ‘Tour of Karamoja’ bike event!

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Location

This year’s Tour of Karamoja is set just south of Moroto town, looking up at the highest peak in Karamoja with a  breathtaking view of plains below. A very special combination of great riding, breathtaking scenery intertwined with authentic  cultural experience that the Karamoja region offers.

 

Trails

a period of two full days, varying in degrees of difficulty from beginner to adventurer- weekend warrior. The trails will vary from flowy rolling to advanced and even include technical downhill trail for enduro experience.

 

Basecamp

This year we’ve created a home base located in between the ridges of Mount Moroto that functions as starting point for all trails with front row view of the sunset and the volcanic giant.

The basecamp will have basic bush amenities like showers, toilet, water, bush bar and full board kitchen (see packages below).

Event packages

The Tour of Karamoja event packages include: Full board meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner), Bush showers and toilets, Water and firewood, Bush bar café, Community fund contribution, Local guides and first aid support.

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Lodge

Spacious ensuite safari tent with large beds located in Moroto at 15min drive from the event site.

 

Sharing: $235 pp
Single: $280 pp 

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Glamping

Pre-pitched canvas dome tent with mattresses on a private camping area at the event site.

 

Sharing: $175 pp

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Camping

Communal camp site to pitch a tent or car with rooftop tent at the event site.

 

Price: $130 pp

Price (locals): $40 pp / 150.000 ugx

 

Jersey with impact

The Tour of Karamoja 2018 Jersey is for sale at $40 and all profits are invested in employing the indigenous community to contribute to the development of sustainable tourism through trail building and maintenance.

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Bike rental

Uganda’s Gorilla Bike brand is providing their ‘Gorilla Bike XT’ model for rental during the event at $35 per day. Book your bike together with the event ticket.

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Sponsors & Partners

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Endiro Coffee

Bush Cafe

 

We’re proud to partner with our friends of Endiro Coffee (Brewing a Better World) and therefore we’re able to provide delicious freshly brewed coffee during the event.

 

The Bush Café will also serve chilled beers and soda’s, Gorilla Bikes energy bars and other snacks.

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Gorilla Bikes

Bike Rental

 

Uganda’s Gorilla Bike brand is official partner of Tour of Karamoja 2018 and providing participants with quality bike rentals for during the event. The Gorilla Bike XT is available for $35 per day.

 

Book your bike in advance to make sure you can also enjoy riding through the untouched Karamoja region on a Gorilla Bike!

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Transportation

Red Dirt, Ultimate Cycling, BikeVentures

 

This year we’re working hand in hand with Uganda’s best bike tour companies to make this an unforgettable event. The above organisations are offering transportation packages for you and your bike. Contact us for more information or mention your transport needs when booking your ticket.

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