Moving further north-eastwards, one encounters the Karamojong people whose passion for cattle is very intense. The Karamojong live in “manyattas”, a collection of huts in an enclosure. In this North-Eastern region of Uganda (Africa), recent paleontological excavations have revealed very early evidence of mankind.
The visitor will also come across the Kidepo Valley National Park, a semi-desert savannah with a wide range of rare African animal species. It is one of the many national parks in Uganda and the perfect African safari destination.
Another high altitude mountain, the Moroto, is also found in North Eastern Uganda. Mt. Moroto is a favorite destination for mountain climbers in Africa.
The Karamojong African safari is a rare tourist journey in Africa where one is often alone to ponder and wonder at Mother Nature in her most native form.
The people of the North are Nilotics who migrated from Sudan and southern Egypt. Legend talks about their ancient African warlike traditions which were greatly exploited by General Gordon, Emin Pasha and Sir Samuel Baker in their effort to colonize sub-Saharan Africa for the Egyptian Khedavies who ruled between 1820 to 1880.
There are a number of forts that were left by the colonialists along the Nile regions of northern Uganda. Major towns in this region comprise Lira, Nebbi, Gulu, Arua, Adjumani, and Koboko which are set amongst the Lango, Alur, Madi, and Kakwa groups. From there groups, Ugandan has had 3 heads of state.
Northern Ugandan is a very religious area with Christianity dominating religions here followed by Islam.(Uganda, The Pearl of Africa)