Cultural Visit to Northern Part of Uganda

Dominating the mountains of Mongolia at about 2,749m, is one of the local Uganda tribes of the indigenous Karamojong whose rich culture and history have always been of interest to tourists on Uganda tours.

Indigenous Karimojong people are believed to be in range of a population of 10,000 to 11,000 people known not to have occupied the extreme northeastern part of Uganda predates the origin of other ethnic groups that apparently occupy the country and the area as a whole.

South to Kidepo Valley National Park which is among the well-known safari destinations in the country, indigenous Karamojong have identified a home. Normally mountainous intercept the vast plains of Karamoja, the mountains of Morungole are incredible and they have a complete landscape environment that mesmerizes tourists on Uganda cultural tours. It is shocking that in these amazing landscapes that local tribes it home.

Karamojong People lived a hunter culture on large fauna that populates the region which was later gazetted as Kidepo Valley National Park in the 1960s Pokot cattle keepers also turned into a big threat to these people as they kept the cattle that were vulnerable to raids and joined government interference have prompted these people to extend to raised lands mountains of Morungole where they are explored on visits to Uganda.

They get the name indigenous from the way they were early settlers in the region. They are said to have come from the highlands of Ethiopia in the northeast of Africa. The visit of the indigenous Karamojong in their current home is an incredible experience. The experience includes a whole day hiking through the rugged mountainous terrain scenes. It is a full day in-depth exploration traditions, past and present of the local people. The views of Kidepo flats, the towering South Sudan mountains and hills of Lomej combine to derive a surprising encounter of a lifetime visit to Uganda.

The cultural traditions of the indigenous Karamojong, for example, their habit of using 5-10 hives as bribe wealth other than dairy cattle different from most other tribes in Uganda, the children stay with their grandmas or with one another, polygamy practice and their lives in general are interesting to explore while going through this tribal group.

Obviously, the indigenous Karamojong are beekeepers and farmers having surrendered cattle rearing to avoid the attacks from the other big tribes that came later. They are categorized as endangered due to the reduction in their population and the trail to their present land was set up by the US Department of the forest which makes for a chance to win their heritage and uniqueness.