According to my friend, Lomuria Betty Konyen, in Karamoja every ethnic group has a totem, which are largely animals; this signifies how the Karamojong’s life is entrenched in animals, both domestic and wild. For example, according to Lomuria, some of the totems are: Ngi-Matheniko – Giraffe - Ekori (they are Ngikorio).Ngi-Bokora – Turtle –… Continue reading Totems of Karamoja and cultural tourism
Dear Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, it is your responsibility to actively engage in the “safe keeping of historic sites and monuments” of our country. Kidepo Safari Lodge is such a historic site. Kidepo Safari Lodge - Photo Credit: Emmanuel Owaraga II on Instagram or on Facebook First of all, Kidepo Safari Lodge is… Continue reading Preserve Kidepo Safari Lodge as a historic site
Recently, I had the thrill of visiting and touring Kidepo Safari Lodge, now renamed Katurum Lodge Kidepo. It is located on Katurum Rocks of Kidepo Valley National Park and was apparently built in 1971 during the reign of President Idi Amin Dada Oumee. Certainly, without a doubt, Kidepo Safari Lodge is clearly one of President… Continue reading Why is Kidepo Safari Lodge still in ruins?
So, anyway, as part of our domestic tourism experience, we had the pleasure of interacting with a Karimojong 'tourist community', you know, the kind which is maintained static for the benefit of sharing a particular perspective of Karimojong. A member of the community in Lorukul in Karenge was our guide into his community; as well… Continue reading A bit about Karimojong marriage practices