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Building going on

At this moment of writing (July 2016) we are daily busy in Kotido to improve your stay in Karamoja Arts.

We are building a community Hall,  and increasing on the huts.

Kindly accept our apologies for any inconvenience . You are still most welcome to stay with us. And the trips are organised as usual . We will keep you updated.

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Living like the Karimojong

When you have heard about the Karimojong, and you have heard what a wild people they are… and mainly walking naked… then you are definitely wrong.

Though Kotido is somewhat far North in Uganda, it is most worthwhile to visit. Many outside people have discovered the place, and all reactions are very positively. Mainly though, opposite to what they had learned before, about the Karimojong.

So please be informed: the Karimojong are a very nice people… able to do things we are not able to do anymore. Discover their abilities and start to respect this ‘old’ tribe of Uganda (Karimojong means: the old ones, who stayed behind; during migrations of the tribes).


This picture shows a visitor who is sleeping in the Karamoja Arts Manyatta. Their houses are solely built with natural material. That is called: ‘Keeping the environment clean!’

Sliding Rock event

One simple, though great event in Kotido is de sliding rock. A rock in the savannah laSlidingsrockndscape that has weathered a slide inside. We often go there for picknicks and plays. And for the tourists we organise a take-away there, at sunset. On the top you have the view to the Labwor hills (South-West), to the South the mountain Toror, to the North the mountain range of Kaabong. The farmers farm groundnuts nearby, and with the Karimojong Guide you will find out more on culture and natural vegetation in that area. Kalikruk is the local name of the rock… in the area of Losilang. Welcome to get into the Karimojong experience!

Progress of building : some pictures.

While starting this website, we hope we can make a link between the beauty of Karamoja and the rest of this world. Karimojong are rightfully proud on their culture. But poverty and insecurity has interfered in their promotion of what they have. We hope this website can help in this.