Karamoja Women Birders
In 2020, the directors of Bird Uganda Safaris came to realise their dream of empowering Karamoja women with employable skills in mainstream tourism. This happened with support from the United Nations Developmental Program (UNDP) under the Youth4Business Entrepreneurship and the Innovation Challenge Program. Over 50 karamajong women spent a couple of weeks being trained in guiding skills with focus on birding.
The main objective was to train young aspiring female tourist guides in Karamoja region so as to contribute towards the much needed human resources and promote business development in the tourism industry of North Eastern Uganda.
For continuity and the sustainability of the project, Bird Uganda Safaris collaborates with Kara-Tunga Adventures in continuous engagement with the trained women guide to enable them acquire experience.
More support is still needed to ensure that more women and youth are skilled in various services of the tourism and hospitality sectors.
The initiative’s main objective was to train young aspiring female tourist guides in Karamoja region so as to contribute towards the much needed human resources and promote business development in the tourism industry of North Eastern Uganda.
Find Women Tourist Guide
The karamoja women birders are part the wider East African tourist community found on the East African Tourist Portal
Eastern Uganda Birding and Wildlife Expedition
Highlights of the Tour
- Birding in Pian Upe
- Game drive and Birding in Matheniko
- Game drive and Birding in the Narus Valley
- Game drive and Birding in the Kidepo Valley National Park
The Tour Karamoja
Have a look at the incredible video courtesy of our one of our partners Kara – Tunga Tours to see what the 2022 version of the Tour of Karamojos looks like and how the 2021 version went.