Soccer, Culture, and Conservation at River Lokichar Wildlife Conservancy

Soccer, Culture, and Conservation at River Lokichar Wildlife Conservancy

Kickoff in Nature's Embrace

Team Lokichar and Team Alexis

In the heart of the breathtaking Lopeei Sub county, nestled in the serene landscapes of Napak district, Northeastern Uganda, lies the captivating River Lokichar Wildlife Conservancy. A recent event brought together locals and visitors alike, weaving a colorful tapestry of culture, sports, and conservation.

Colors of Unity on the Field

On a sun-kissed afternoon, the conservancy echoed with laughter and cheers as Team Lokichar and Team Alexis took to the field, not only to showcase their soccer prowess but also to celebrate the rich cultural heritage of the Karamoja sub region. The green-clad warriors of Team Lokichar faced off against the formidable Team Alexis, resplendent in their fiery red jerseys.

Visionary Moves: Mr. Peter Lokwang

Peter Lokwang Founder RLWC

Among the players, a notable figure graced the field – none other than Mr. Peter Lokwang, the visionary founder of the conservancy. Wearing the revered jersey number 9, he led from the front, showcasing not only his love for the game but also his commitment to the conservancy’s mission. Playing as a forward, Mr. Lokwang’s skillful moves mirrored the conservancy’s dedication to preserving the region’s natural beauty and cultural legacy.

Cultural Symphony Beyond Soccer

The soccer match was just one piece of a larger celebration that unfolded at River Lokichar. The event aimed to promote the cultural diversity and tourism potential of the region. Spectators were treated to a vibrant display of cultural entertainment, with traditional music and dance performances that echoed through the hills. The air was filled with the tantalizing aroma of local foods, offering a taste of the authentic flavors that define the Karamoja sub region.

Global Harmony on Display

Team Lokichar

What made this event truly unique was the presence of foreign nationals from the West and the Middle East among Team Lokichar. This harmonious blend of local and international participants underscored the conservancy’s commitment to fostering unity and understanding across borders. It was a testament to the belief that appreciation for nature and culture knows no boundaries.

Soccer in the Wild

The River Lokichar Wildlife Conservancy, with its undulating landscapes and diverse wildlife, served as the perfect backdrop for this celebration. As the soccer match unfolded against the backdrop of the conservancy’s natural beauty, it became evident that every kick of the ball echoed the commitment to preserving this precious ecosystem.

Invitation to Experience

Now, as you read about this harmonious blend of sports, culture, and conservation, we invite you to experience it for yourself. A trip to the River Lokichar Wildlife Conservancy promises not only breathtaking landscapes but also a deep dive into the cultural tapestry of the Karamoja sub region.

Booking Your Journey

To embark on this unforgettable journey, visit, where you can find more information about the conservancy and the various activities it offers. For inquiries and bookings, you can email the conservancy at or contact the numbers displayed on the website.

Come, be a part of the harmony between nature, culture, and conservation at River Lokichar – where every step you take contributes to preserving the legacy of this remarkable region.

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Hiking Mt. Moroto: A Nature-Lover’s Dream

Hiking Mt. Moroto: A Nature-Lover’s Dream

Nestled in the heart of Moroto, Uganda, River Lokichar Wildlife Conservancy offers its guests the opportunity to experience one of nature’s most spectacular wonders – the majestic Mt. Moroto.

At 3,083 meters above sea level, Mt. Moroto is the highest mountain in the Karamoja region and offers hikers the chance to experience a diverse range of landscapes, from lush green valleys to rocky peaks.

The hike itself is relatively challenging, with steep inclines and rocky terrain. However, the effort is well worth it for the breathtaking views that await at the summit. From the top, hikers can see for miles in all directions, taking in the rolling hills and valleys of the Karamoja region.

But it’s not just the views that make Mt. Moroto worth visiting. The mountain is also home to a wide variety of unique flora and fauna. Keep an eye out for the colorful Karamoja Apalis, a small but striking bird found only in the region. And if you’re lucky, you may even spot a buffalo or two grazing in the foothills.

We understand the importance of experiencing the natural beauty of the area. That’s why we offer our guests the chance to hike Mt. Moroto with experienced guides who know the mountain inside and out. Our guides will ensure that you are safe, well-informed and most importantly, able to fully enjoy the experience.

So come and experience the beauty and majesty of Mt. Moroto for yourself at River Lokichar Wildlife Conservancy. With our help, you’ll be able to safely and comfortably make the hike of a lifetime.

Vibrant Cultural Celebrations and Encounters at River Lokichar Wildlife Conservancy in July

Vibrant Cultural Celebrations and Encounters at River Lokichar Wildlife Conservancy in July


July 2023 was a month of excitement and cultural enrichment at the River Lokichar Wildlife Conservancy. Founder Peter Lokwang and his team hosted several notable events, welcoming esteemed guests, government officials, and cultural troupes. From the Queens of Karamoja photoshoot to peace talks bridging communities, the conservancy witnessed a vibrant array of activities that showcased the region’s rich heritage and natural beauty.

1. The Queens of Karamoja Photoshoot and Afterparty

Early in July, the conservancy came alive with the enchanting Queens of Karamoja photoshoot. Dressed in traditional attire, the queens exuded the pride and grace of their Karimojong heritage. Following the photoshoot, an afterparty filled with music, dance, and celebration created an unforgettable atmosphere.

2. UWA Staff Retreat and Cultural Preparations

River Lokichar played host to the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) staff from Mt Elgon, Pian Upe, and Bokora. The retreat offered a space for important discussions, including cultural preparations. The conservancy aims to embrace cultural diversity and showcase the Karimojong way of life during their upcoming events.

3. Minister of State for Tourism’s Special Visit

A significant highlight of the month was the forthcoming visit of the Minister of State for Tourism. The state visit signifies the conservancy’s growing recognition and importance in promoting ecotourism in the region.

4. River Nangolol Apolon Campsites and Forest Camping Tours

Nature enthusiasts were treated to a unique experience at the River Nangolol Apolon campsites. Surrounded by lush forests, visitors enjoyed a serene camping experience while exploring the conservancy’s natural wonders.

5. River Lokichar Cultural and Ecotourism Troupe

The River Lokichar Cultural and Ecotourism Troupe took center stage during the week, entertaining Turkana visitors and dignitaries. The troupe’s captivating performances showcased the cultural vibrancy of the region, leaving guests enthralled.

6. Building Bridges of Peace

River Lokichar played a vital role in promoting peace and unity between the Jie and Bokora communities. After peace talks, a bull roasting ceremony symbolized the harmonious coexistence fostered by the conservancy.

7. Joint Kraal Concept

The River Lokichar Village and Kraal Concept were further enriched when a joint kraal of approximately 28,000 cows gathered at the conservancy. This shared grazing ground demonstrated the importance of community cooperation for sustainable development.

8. Elders Meeting and Future Plans

In a significant step towards community involvement, the conservancy hosted The Elders Meeting organized by KCE. Attendees discussed the need for increased resources and support for greater development in the area. A follow-up meeting was scheduled for August 5th, 2023.


The events at River Lokichar Wildlife Conservancy in July 2023 showcased a celebration of culture, nature, and harmony. Through diverse activities and meaningful engagements, the conservancy solidified its position as a bastion of cultural preservation and ecotourism in the region. With the support of the local community, esteemed guests, and government agencies, River Lokichar continues to be a beacon of hope for sustainable development and cultural exchange.

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