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Timu Forest Walk

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Combine your Kidepo Valley Safari with an experience of Uganda’s most remote living community called the ‘Ik’ in Timu Forest.

Walk through Timu Forest and the panoramic ridges of the East Africa Rift escarpment amidst the traditional villages of the indigenous ik community.


Following to oral history, the northern side of the Timu escarpment was the start of the final residence of the Ik community in Uganda from the hills of Kenya’s Turkana county.

The lush forest is located on the southern side and has served the community for many basic livelihood needs such as food, fuelwood, medicine, meat, honey and water.

The biodiversity in this forest and surroundings is unexplored and undocumented. The fast wilderness has the potential of becoming a heaven for off-the-beaten path nature seekers, cultural tourists, outdoor adventurists and bird watchers.

Accommodation in Timu

Stay at the newly opened Timu Eco-Camp, overlooking the scenic Rift Valley disappearing into the arid lands of Northern Kenya. Visit the Timu Eco-Camps page for more info and bookings.

Trail options

Option 1: Long hike, 27Km

Kidepo – Start hike: 1.5 hrs drive
Kaabong – Start hike: 1 hrs drive
Distance hike: 27Km
Elevation: 1054m
Difficulty: Hard

Option 2: Short hike, 10Km

Kidepo – Start hike: 3.5 hrs drive
Kaabong – Start hike: 1.5 hrs drive
Distance hike: 10Km
Elevation: 905m
Difficulty: Medium

Add experiences

Combine this Timu Forest Walk with on of below activities to make it a full one or two days experience:

Travel distances

New: Kara-Tunga offers accommodation in Timu and Morungole at the new Eco Camps. Visit the Eco Camps page for more information and bookings.

Timu Mt Morungole
Moroto 5 hr 5.5 hr
Kaabong 1 hr 1.5 hr
Kidepo Valley NP 2.5 hrs 3.5 hrs


Including: snacks, water and packed/local lunch (1 day hike)Incl. snacks, water and meals (1,5 day trek & camp). Excluding: Transportation.

Price per person 1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax
Full Day Walk $ 60 $ 50 $ 40 $ 30
Half Day $ 35 $ 30 $ 25 $ 25
3hrs Walk $ 30 $ 25 $ 20 $ 20


– Meals, Drinks, Personal Expenditures and Tips
– Transportation for client and local guide (when depart from Kidepo, the guide will meet you at your lodge at no extra charge)

Equipment required

– Rain clothes
– Shoes for slippery / wet underground
– Long sleeves and trousers (long grass)
– Day Pack to carry your own Meals and Drinks


– Experienced local guide
– Community contribution
– Security personnel
– Porter for community contribution

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