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Visit to Uganda’s mysterious Ik-tribe

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Combine your Kidepo Valley Safari with an expedition to Uganda’s most remote living community called the ‘Ik’ on Mount Morungole. Listed price excludes transportation.

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

Indicated prices per person. 1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax
1 Day hike, Mt Morungole $ 125 $ 75 $ 60 $ 50
2 Day Hike & Camp, Mt Morungole $ 225 $ 175 $ 160 $ 150
4hrs Timu Walk $ 55 $ 50 $ 45 $ 40
(2 customer reviews)

Visit Uganda’s Ik-tribe on your visit to Kidepo Valley National Park.

 

About the two options

There are two options to experience  the Ik tribe, former hunters gatherers, who today live on the extreme northeastern corner of the country. They are known for their love for the environment and their culture.

Counting only 10,000 people, the people still speak their ancestral language and practice their traditional culture and traditions. Travellers need to travel a distance to visit the IK, as reward you receive rare insight into a unique tribe in Africa.

You will find stunningly beautiful Scenery the higher your climb takes you, simply breathtaking scenes in the valleys below you and into the Eastern Rift Valley of Kenya and over to Southern Sudan.

Place of departure

Both experiences can start from either Kaabong or Kidepo Valley National Park, but the travel distance to the experiences differ as stated below. We therefore advice to start from one place, thereafter have the Ik experience and end in the next destination. This avoids you to travel the same road twice.

Sample itinerary

7-8:30AM – Drive from Kaabong to Mt Morungole
8:30AM – 1:30PM – 5hrs Hike Mt Morungole
2-5PM – Drive from Mt Morungole to Kidepo Valley

Travel distances
Timu Mt Morungole
Kaabong 1.5 hr 1.5 hr
Kidepo Valley NP 2.5 hrs 3.5 hrs

 

Trail options Hiking Mount Morungole

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

 

Duration options of Hiking Mount Morungole

1 Day Hike

Day 1, 7AM: Departure to starting point of the hike
Day 1, 5PM: Return at the gate of Kidepo Valley NP

2 Day Hike & Camping

Extend your experience with a night camping with the community on on the mountain.

Day 1, 7AM: Departure to starting point of the hike
Day 1, 5PM: Return at the gate of Kidepo Valley NP
Day 1, 5PM: Set up camp site and dinner
Day 2, 8AM: Wake-up and breakfast
Day 2: 10AM: Departure to your next destination

 

Prices

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

Indicated prices per person. 1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax
1 Day hike, Mt Morungole $ 125 $ 75 $ 60 $ 50
2 Day Hike & Camp, Mt Morungole $ 225 $ 175 $ 160 $ 150
4hrs Timu Walk $ 55 $ 50 $ 45 $ 40

Excludes

– 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

Includes

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

  1. Femke & Florian (The Netherlands)

    (Read original review on Facebook) We were very lucky that Kara-Tunga was brought to our attention right before we took off for a visit to Kidepo NP, otherwise we would probably have missed out on such an awe-inspiring experience in the North-Eastern and Eastern parts of Uganda.

    Certainly feel that team Kara-Tunga showed us some of the most delicate, hidden treasures in Uganda. All that in a creative, pure, respectful, fun and authentic way.

    Altogether, our Kara-Tunga Karamajong experience is probably one of the most memorable experiences during our 3-year stay in Uganda. Fame worth spreading!

  2. Kees Rotteveel (The Netherlands)

    Together with a friend I visited the Ik tribe in June 2017, and it turned out to be the most remote and culturally interesting region in Uganda I ever visited! Don’t expect hotels and well catered camp sites. With the help of Kara-Tunga we stayed in people homes or camped in their gardens, with magnificent views across Turkana! I can highly recommend this hidden gem to everybody who likes a bit of adventure.

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