Life in traditional Pokot village
Life in traditional Pokot village – The Pokot belong to the Kalenjin people of the Highland Nilotes who have settled on and around Mount Elgon thats located in Uganda as well as in Kenya. They have preserved their cultural heritage up to today and practice traditional customs like initiations and marriages. The Pokot also developed a rich collection of folklore to pass on a message.
The use of arts and crafts form part of Pokot culture with decorative bead-work worn by women and to decorate gourds made from calabashes to store and preserve foods.
You will receive a private invitation video link for ‘Life of Uganda’s Nomadic Warriors’ after booking the tour and completing the payment. The tours can be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance and between 8AM and 6PM Nairobi Time (GMT+3).
We use the Facebook’s Messenger Rooms for the live video chat. Therefore you need a smartphone or computer with a stable internet connection to participate. It’s not necessary to have an account with any of the Facebook apps, but it’s possible to use Facebook Messenger app, Instagram app and Whatsapp app as well.
Kara-Tunga aims at creating job opportunities for local youth, enhancing livelihoods of host communities and preserving cultural heritage through responsible community tourism development.
75% of the tour proceeding go directly to the local guides and host communities. 25% is invested in skilling, product development and marketing by the social enterprise. Read the impact report for more info.
Karamoja land is Uganda’s most underdeveloped subregion in terms of socio-economical factors. Though, it is the most culturally rich and untouched of all. Kara-Tunga understands this fragile environment and therefore invests in minimising its impact. View the sustainability page for more info.