“When traveling with someone, take large doses of patience and tolerance with your morning coffee”.
This is something of a record for us. That is posting on slowdonkey 3 days in a row.
Some detail here hopefully of some assistance to those thinking of using the eastern route. I urge you not to have any hesitation in using this interesting route. It gave us great satisfaction to have completed it. It is really not as daring as it has been reputed to be!
KVNP – Kapedo – Kaabong – (near) Kotido – (near) Moroto – Longwedwat – Nakapiripirit – Chepsikunya – Sipi – Moses Camp at Sipi Falls.
Distance and time taken.
430km only about 95km on tar, 10hrs.
Route breakdown, details and road conditions.
Although many will enter the park from Kenya when journeying from north to south, I will post the directions in detail as they may then want to travel onto Murchison FNP.
ROUTE. Paraa MFNP – Wankwar Gate MFNP – Purongo village – Anaka – Gulu – turn sharply right (east) a few km before Kitgum – Kitgum Matidi village – Namakoro village – follow signposts through various small villages to Katurum Gate KVNP – Apoka.
Total distance and time taken.
366km, 10hr 30min. 300km on dirt.
Route details and breakdown.
“Serendipity was my tour guide, assisted by caprice”.
So we spent 2 nights in all on the north bank in this pleasant enough campsite and had it all to ourselves. We set up camp as close to the Nile as possible in a fairly large, level, cleared area with a campfire area but minimal shade. Further up the hill was an open-walled thatch shelter that we used in the heat of the day. If other campers arrived they would have had to camp behind us and I estimate this site could comfortably accommodate about 3 groups.