In 2013, thousands were streaming across Karuma bridge across the River Nile heading to Pakwach to find an ideal spot to watch the total solar eclipse. Along this route, you can retrace the steps of famous British explorer, army officer and big game hunter Sir Samuel Baker.
The Acholi, Langi, Alur, Madi and the indomitable Karamojong can not wait to greet you and give a taste of the best sim-sim paste in the world which is a delicacy served with millet dough and sha. History tells us that Acholi people originate from South Sudan before developing into a special hierarchical system ruled over by a chief.
However, the folklore surrounding their origins is more colourful and fascinating to hear and there is no shortage of storytellers. Northern Uganda is now one of the most popular destinations for those in search of something new and exciting. The different dances and entertainment are some of the exciting experiences one shouldn’t miss. It is here where you can also gauge the thunderous power of the river. Lying between the two great Rift Valleys, this region of Uganda is a huge plain covered in vast expanses of the savannah and low woodlands.
This the terrain for big herds like elephants and African buffaloes, in their midst you will encounter the elegant giraffe safe in its storied heights but ready to provide a friendly warning at any sign of a predator.
Best of all you can leisurely view the Big Five and more in both Kidepo Valley and Murchison Falls National Parks. There are camps and lodges to suit your every need and leave you with memories to last a lifetime.