Warrior Nomad trail
The 500Km trail traverses the entire length of Uganda’s Karamoja sub-region including a brand-new stage into the wilds of West Pokot.
The trail takes you in 6 unique stages from the southern lower savannah plains of Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve to 2000m above sea-level on the countries most northeastern corner of the Eastern Rift escarpment. After a total ascend of 5000m, the final stage slopes down through the cattle paths of Morungole Mountain range into Uganda’s most applauded Kidepo Valley National Park.
Ride for Girl Child
End the poverty cycle by educating a girl
The organisation aims at raising funds for 20 vulnerable girls from host communities along the trail to offer them life changing vocational training at Matany Girls’ Vocational School (MAGVS).
MAGVS is the only community based vocational school for girls in Karamoja that offers quality and relevant skills training programs to vulnerable girls and out of school youth.
The Tour of Karamoja is a challenge for the body, mind and equipment and therefore the organisation finds it highly important to know about your fitness level, health condition and riding experience before full registration.
After the pre-registration, the organisation will review your application and share feedback through email within 24hrs. Successful applications will receive the final registration form and payment details. The deadline for registration and payment is: 1 April 2022.
Eat & Sleep
Every night is spent at a different location, supporting and promoting local tourism initiatives along the trail. Only the last 2 nights are spent at the same location in Kidepo Valley National Park. All meals are prepared by a dedicated team that will travel with the peloton throughout the event.
The budget package only includes camping fees for all nights of the event. The budget package excludes any camping equipment. For those seeking extra comfort, there are accommodation upgrades available for 5 nights of the event.
Get a taste of Uganda’s ultimate Wilderness bike event.
History of the tour
The Tour of Karamoja started in 2017 and 2018 as a 2-day event, set south in and north from 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.
The first multi-stage event took place in 2020 and the next edition in 2021 was the first cross-border edition, with 2 stages cycling through Kenya’s untamed West Pokot. The upcoming 2022 Easter event details will be announced soon.
A Tribute to
Event co-founders, the late Paul Sherwen and Pat Montani
Paul was a highly respected commentator and broadcaster who started out as a road race cyclist in the late 1970’s. Pat was successful technology entrepreneur and founder of the Global Bicycles for Humanity Movement.
Paul’s legacy extends well beyond the world of pro cycling. Paul grew up in Uganda, he was educated in Kenya and devoted his life away from the races to empower the people and protect wildlife of East Africa. Their joint passion for grassroots development, bicycles and entrepreneurship brought them to Karamoja in 2011.