The mountains of Karamoja are an exciting alternative to the more strenuous climbs in East Africa with many of the same attractions, a milder climate, lower elevation and requires no special equipment or technical experience.
Our expeditions are a mix of rich encounters with the Uganda’s highland people, breathtaking views and unique sights along the trails and unique campsites where you can enjoy the sunset, the stars and sunrise over the planes of Karamoja.
Hiking & Trekking
Mount Napak is Karamoja’s third highest mountain and known for it’s steepness and lush vegetation that makes it the toughest mountain to climb. Due it’s unique location within the Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve, you’re up for breathtaking panoramic views of the Karamoja planes and distance mountain ranges.
The steepness of the mountain makes it unfavourable for people to live on. Therefore the Karamojong and Iteso people live at the foot of the mountain. The mountain provides them food by hunting for small wild animals and having their gardens at the fertile foothills.
The night before the hike we set camp at the foot of the mountain (2hr drive from Soroti town). The hike is guided by experienced local guides and porters are available on request. Food, snacks, camping gear and water is included.
Photo credits: Thomas White