If you watch the uncut summary of the Tour of Karamoja, you will learn that Paul, loved the bush and he loved having the finest services to make your trip enjoyable. Paul designed and implemented the new 7 tent Safari Camp, see karamojasafari.com , with Theo Vos in 6 weeks. It's simply first class, the way Paul did everything. Great accommodations, hot showers, excellent food and terrain that is second to none, the perfect place for your next cycling adventure. Right across the street, we have a new backpack hostel, ideal for those visiting on a lower budget and for large groups to come and ride our incredible trail network.
When Paul and I brought the bike program to Karamoja, one of our first partners was Florence Naduk. Florence grew up in Karamoja went to Tororo Girls School, in Pauls town and then to University in the Netherlands. Florence was the first women from Karamoja to go to university. Florence married in the Netherlands, had 3 children, was a teacher there and then came back to Karamoja at the request of the First Lady, who was trying to kick start Karamoja. If was also the First Lady that had asked Paul to bring the bikes to the region.
Florence's son, Theo Vos, who grew up in the Netherlands came home in his mid 20's to understand his mothers culture. Theo was blown away, he stayed and started a small guest house, activity business Kara-tunga , see kara-tunga.com
Paul and I liked Theo, he had a great mind for how to use the internet to grow tourism and we joined Theo and together built the Karamoja Safari Camp a tented camp, lodge in Karamoja that is world class. Paul designed, managed all suppliers and brought the program in on budget in less than 6 weeks. Pauls last days were spent, teaching the staff how to do their jobs better, plus tightening down the bolts on the new shower faucets.
Paul loved the details of safari, of camping in the bush, of being prepared and most important the ultimate safety and maximum pleasure of the guests. Like all things in life, Paul taught all the staff well and with the leadership and guidance of theo, the Karamoja Safari Camp is a world class venue and we invite all to come and stay with us in Karamoja.
Theo recognized that people will come for culture and the unique experience of life in Karamoja. Trips to cattle crawls , hikes to the top of Mt Moroto or nightie al local village, have all been a hit with tourists. We all knew that if we could develop the mountain bike trails, map the Nomadic Warrior Trails that criss crossed the region, and developed the trails for all levels, that the world would come and discover the beauty of Karamoja. Please visit karamojasafari.com to find out more about this incredible lodge that Paul built.
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