The Karamoja Bus takes you on a safari through Uganda’s untouched northeast from Mt Elgon through Karamoja’s the savannah planes to Kidepo Valley.
Why this safari works….
While places like Bwindi or Murchison Falls might be pretty well known, Karamoja and the far northeast are way off the beaten track. The tiniest fraction of tourists visiting Uganda ever make it deep into the Karamoja frontier lands, so you have an utterly wild, unspoilt and authentic adventure through some incredible scenery and amidst some fascinating local communities. We’ve tried to give you some idea of the itinerary below, but to be honest, adventures in this part of the world are unpredictable- this is one for the romantics and the seriously intrepid!
Day 1. Drive from Kampala to Pian Upe
Day 2. Visit one of Karamoja’s most preserved clans living in Kenya’s Turkanaland as well in Karamojaland: The Pokot
Day 3. Mountain Biking and Cultural Experience with the people of Mt Moroto: Tepeth
Day 4. Visit East Africa’s largest village, home to the Jié clan. And stay a night between the impressive granite rocks in Kaabong’s Dodoth clan.
Day 5. One day hike to learn about Uganda’s smallest hill tribe living on the borderlands of Kidepo Valley National Park: The Ik
Day 6. A day of wildlife viewing in Uganda’s most scenic national park Kidepo Valley.
Day 7. Drive from Kidepo Valley to Kampala
Departure dates 2019
When to go… This special trip is currently running only on a handful of set departures in 2019-2020. They’re as follows:
12th – 18th April
26th April – 2nd May
10th May – 16th May
27th May – 2nd June
14th June – 20th June
28th June – 4th July
12th July – 18th July
26th July – 1st August
9th August – 15th August
Sept – Sept
Oct – Oct (culminating with the Karamoja Cultural Event!)
Nov – Nov
Private trip or group safari
However, if you can pull together an intrepid band of friends or would like to travel alone or with your partner. We’re happy to arrange a special departure just for you.
Kara-Tunga Tours can offer this 6 night trip for $995 per person.