Experience a lifestyle that has been passed on for many generations by visiting a traditional manyatta homestead. This is a participatory excursion and not a sightseeing tour, which will see you being introduced to the beating heart of the community. The community that you will visit will be continuing with their daily life during your visit, which has remained relatively unchanged from that of their ancestors. On arrival you will be sure to receive a warm welcome and be invited to join in with the local daily domestic activities. This unforgettable experience will have you learning to prepare local meals, the songs and dance of traditional folklore, skills to craft traditional Karamojong beads, experience the ancient traditions of foreseers, listen to elders who will impart traditional stories and play traditional Karamojong games! By visiting this manyatta, you are supporting the community to preserve their unique and vibrant culture. Estimated excursion time: 2 - 3 hrs
This evening you will gain a taste of the typical Karamojong pastoral life by spending time with former Karamojong warrior nomads and now passionate cattle herders. You will be camping for the night with all equipment provided in a local kraal, a traditional enclosure used by herders to protect their livestock overnight. In the late afternoon as the heat of the day is passing, you will join a group of herders from the Karamojong tribe and bring the cattle into the kraal for the night. Here you will have time to socialise with the herders, learn to identify the local greens, experience local traditions such as spearing a cow for blood to drink, eating roast with a communal meal, then listen to traditional stories and even get your own Karimojong name! All set around the crackling campfire and under a breathtaking starry sky. Estimated excursion time: 10 hrs (overnight)
*Any group member can decide at any time not camp in the kraal and return to town for the night to sleep, this is included in your safari price as standard.