Kalenjin Wilderness Hike
2 Days Kalenjin Wilderness Hike Uganda
Walk into the wilderness of the Kapchorwa lower belts. Learn about the Kalenjin culture while you beat the challenging animal trails. Enjoy the spectacular and surprising beauty of Sirinda viewpoint and Cheptoi waterfalls. Are you in for some real adventure?
ABOUT THE KALENJIN
The Kalenjin are an ethnic group residing mainly in what was formerly the Rift Valley Province in Kenya. The Kalenjin is composed of various Southern Nilotic tribes indigenous to East Africa. One of the tribes lives on the Ugandan side of Mount Elgon and is called the ‘Sabiny’. The Kalenjin were once pastoralists. Because our hike has many animal trails, we named it after the Kalenjin. The Kalenjin are known worldwide because of producing long-distance running champions.
GRANARIES AND SIZZLE ROPES
Along the animal trails you will find granaries where people store their maize. This is beneficial to the food security. The grass thatched houses are designed after the ancient, cave lifestyle. Natives in the Kalenjin wilderness used to make sizzle ropes during their leisure time. These ropes help to look after the animals: cows, goats and/or sheep.
- This tour leaves at 9am in the morning – from the Home of Friends parking lot – and brings you back at around 3pm. If you choose a full day trip you will return at 6pm
- We will spend at least 6 hours of hiking, so comfortable and firm walking shoes are highly recommended
- Optional activities: goat or banana roasting, bow & arrow hunting experience (can be ticked in the sign up form below)
- This activity is led by a trained and experienced guide who knows Kapchorwa and its surroundings very well