Karamoja.org is about telling  the   incredible story of the  people and helping locally  owned business's like the Karamoja Safari Lodge and  Kara-Tunga grow, by giving tour operators a strategic partner and a highly skilled ground handler  in the region to help them open up and grow  this  incredible  new  tourism market.


8 years ago when we and the Bicycles for Humanity  team     brought 4,000 bicycles to Karamoja,  as the  cattle wars were ending, we knew    that this was  one of the truly incredible places on earth.  What struck us  most was the incredible beauty of the region and  it's people and how important it was to help   protect their culture and heritage. 


At that time, there  were no roads in the region, no electricity and  few  business's operating, but  you could feel change happening.  We and the people of the region knew that from  this point forward, Karamoja would , Lead Africa Forward  .  This was a big dream and an even bigger goal, but today,  we are well on our way to helping make  this happen.


Karamoja.org is about helping market, promote  and share the wisdom of the  region, while empowering  the people  to develop the skills, solutions and services to lead, not only in Africa but  in a global economy.  High value efficient models win and scale and  with the internet reaching all corners of the planet, mobile technology coming down in price and increasing in power, we  knew that  the opportunity was there to protect the culture, empower the people and   build new and exciting  business's, while   empowering the people to lead.


  The 4000 bicycles became many successful and growing Bicycle Empowerment Centres. We followed  that with the rollout of the iEmpowerment, free education for all,  program across the region, allowing all access to better education  and opportunity.  Next Kara-Tunga a cultural tour and arts company was  started,  employing all local people and this is growing like crazy.  With incredible parks like Kidepo  Valley National Park in the region. With the roads to the region improving,   Paul Sherwen Classic Safari's, was formed  with the simple goal of  bringing the world to this   incredible region and having the local people   show  the world the place  they love and  want to protect.  Now  tourists, can easily   drive to Murchison  Park in 5 hours, spend a few days, then 6 hours to Kidepo Valley, followed by  3 days in Karamoja  to   enjoy the incredible beauty and culture , then back to Kampala.   As a tour operator, we  believe this is an incredible  opportunity to grow your business and intriduce your clients to  a new  and exciting part of Africa.


 Where everyone  saw failure and marginalized people, we saw  incredible opportunity and talent, with  a work ethic and a skill set unmatched in Uganda or Africa.  We are now helping   build a tourism training  school and soon, we will be building and supporting world class internet technologies, all from Karamoja.  As a tour operator or tour packager, a new market like this, a solid  highly skilled ground handling team and world class  events and facilities and  you have the recipe  for success and a new opportunity for your clients.


Our goal is simple, to show the world what is possible and to  empower the people of Karamoja, to Lead Africa Forward.  Grassroots models do work and  at Karamoja.org, we are incorporating  all we have learned deploying  a new model of Grassroots Development that engages all who  call Karamoja home and all who care about the region and it's people.  


Best of all, it will inspire your clients  to  not only see an incredible part of Africa  and to interact with  the local people, but they will learn new skills and models of development if they are interested, they can take to other parts of the world.