Some of the travel enthusiasts who will accompany minister Bahinduka, Miss Uganda and the Breathtaking Uganda CEO to Pian Upe posing for a group picture.

The ministry of Tourism in collaboration with Miss Uganda Foundation and Breathtaking Uganda has launched a grand promotional tour of Pian Upe and Lokichar wildlife reserves and Moroto in Karamoja sub-region.

The four-days and three-nights tour will see the team accompanied by other tour lovers experience Uganda’s largest national protected game reserve covering an area of about 2043sqkm north of Mount Elgon.

The tour will see participants immerse into the Karimojong traditions, lifestyle and way of life by eating authentic Karimojong based meals, drink, dressing in their cultural dressings, listening to Karimojong folksongs and tales and participating in their dances.

Also, Pian Upe wildlife reserve and Lokichar will offer some of the rarest opportunities to see game like cheetahs, ostriches, roan antelopes among many other animals plus the unique flora, fauna and breathtaking landscapes patent to these reserves and this region in Uganda.

The m inister of state for Tourism, Martin Mugarra said thanked all Ugandans and in particular young people for heeding the domestic tourism call.

“We are glad that today as we launch this grand tour of Karamoja, we have celebrated young people like Miss Uganda queens, musicians like The Mith and Navio, Breathtaking Uganda and over 40 young enthusiastic travelers joining us for this excursion,” Mugarra said.

Breathtaking Uganda CEO Isaiah Rwanyekiro, said this is one experience that no Ugandan would love to miss.

“The whole experience from the road trip experience, the bonding with Miss Uganda and the honorable minister and the jungle experiences is something to behold. Also, the fact that we want to stay and experience the lives of the Karamojong, one of Uganda’s truly authentic cultures, we are looking forward to the best experience ever curated in the domestic tourism space,” he said.

Beauty with a purpose tour

A part from the tour experience, the travelling contingent will be engaged in a drive that will mobilize support towards school fees, scholastic materials, sanitary pads, panties, soap etc. for the vulnerable girls in the sub region.

Miss Uganda Hannah Karema said the charity mission is something she hold dear as the current holder of Miss Uganda crown. She said this is because The Miss Uganda Foundation is there to uplift girls, and it is also what she passionately wanted to do all my life.

Draft Itinerary

Day One: Thursday 30th November, 2023

Set off from Kampala, meeting and flag off point being Uganda Museum.

Drive with stopovers in Jinja at Whispers of the Nile for a brunch break and official opening and launch of Whispers of the Nile lodge

After brunch around 1pm we will then drive straight to Pian Upe headquarters and check into Karamoja

Overland Camp and Pian Upe UWA bandas in Pian Upe game reserve.

Day Two: Friday 1ST December, 2023

Early morning game drive ending with a breakfast in the wilderness with a surprise leading Ugandan guest chef at Napedet rock cave, one-of-a-kind experience never done in the domestic group travel in Uganda.

Lunch break

Afternoon visit one of the communities near Pian Upe

Evening relax at Karamoja Overland Camp and Pian Upe UWA bandas, watch the beautiful sunset and an evening barbecue of organically farmed goat meat feast with campfire games and storytelling.

Day Three: Saturday 2nd December, 2023

Early morning breakfast

Transfer from Pian Upe through Namalu, Tokola then Nakapiripirit, Lorengwadwat then Moroto town.

Along the way have stop overs for various Kodak moments against the beautiful backdrop scenery of Karamoja.

Check into Seven Ranges Hotel and have lunch

Immediately after lunch head to Moroto museum for the tour and handover ceremony to the contractors for reconstruction and upgrading.

3pm Drive to Lokichar game reserve for a tour of this beautiful property and later in the evening have a sundowner barbecue feast and cocktails here.

7pm drive back to Seven Ranges Hotel for campfire and storytelling and travel testimonies sharing.

If possible and security clears us we also plan to have a two-hour night experience of a typical Karimojong community and later rest everyone goes to rest at leisure.

Day Four: Sunday 3rd December, 2023

Breakfast at Seven Ranges Hotel

After breakfast, transfer back to Kampala through Nakapiripirit, Soroti, Mbale, Iganga, Jinja and Kampala marking the end of our trip.