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Soroti rock

Moru Apesur – Soroti rock

Locally referred to as Moru Apesur, Soroti rock rises above the flatland surfaces surrounding it.  Soroti rock is an ideal place for doing an aerial view of the surrounding areas a far and near  Soroti town.

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Location of Soroti rock.

The tall granite rock tower is found in the heart of Soroti town. It offers an incredible view.  For the travellers addicted to great captivative beautiful views, remember to carry your camera because you will surely need it. Once you reach Soroti town.


Over the years, Soroti Rock has gained popularity as a tourist attraction. Visitors can hike to the top of the rock to enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. The rock’s unique geological features and the cultural significance attached to it make it an interesting destination for travellers interested in both natural and cultural heritage.

Activities or what to do at the Soroti rock.


This is the main activity that can be done here. Though hectically challenging, when you get on top you will congratulate yourself for having not given up. The spectacular views of surroundings on top are refreshing.

Hiking to the top of Soroti rock is not for the faint hearted fellows.  It’s a battle to win and victory is declared when one is at its peak. After the hectic hard climbing with morale to get to the peak, sloping down after all the pictures taking, video recording extra is simplifies as there are stairs put up to follow to the bottom of the Moru Apesur.

For a customized safari to Soroti town and have an opportunity to hike the famous Moru Apesur or Soroti rock, contact the Jewel safaris team today.

Soroti Rock is a great place for hiking and exploring. You can hike to the top of the rock to enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. The hike allows you to appreciate the unique geological features of the rock and the vast Teso Plains.


The stunning scenery around Soroti Rock provides excellent opportunities for photography. Capture the impressive rock formations, the flat plains, and the local flora and fauna.

Cultural Experiences:

Engage with the local Teso community and learn about their culture and traditions. You may have the opportunity to participate in or observe traditional dance performances, rituals, and ceremonies that are sometimes held at Soroti Rock.

Bird Watching:

The Teso region is known for its birdlife, and Soroti Rock can be a good spot for bird watching. Bring your binoculars and look out for various bird species that inhabit the area.


Soroti Rock offers a picturesque setting for picnics. You can bring your own food and enjoy a meal surrounded by the natural beauty of the area.


Some visitors choose to camp near Soroti Rock, allowing them to experience the serene surroundings and starry nights. Make sure to check in advance if camping is allowed and if there are any designated camping areas.

Community Interaction:

Interact with the local Teso community to learn about their way of life, traditions, and daily activities. Engaging with the local people can provide valuable cultural insights.

Guided Tours:

Consider taking a guided tour of Soroti Rock, especially if you want to learn more about the geological and cultural significance of the site. Local guides can provide informative narratives about the rock and its history.


Soroti Rock is also a peaceful place to relax and unwind. You can simply sit and enjoy the natural beauty and tranquillity of the surroundings.

Moru Apesur more activities

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Stone quarrying at the foothills of the rock.

This is done with care and caution as it defamates the rock and the activity is associated with injuries. But still for the daring travellers that want to try doing this activity at Moru Apesur are physically fit. Book your safaris today.

Soroti town tour.

Commonly known as the capital city of Teso, this is the oldest as well as the biggest city and district in Teso sub-region. Soroti city or town is also the gate way to Karamoja sub-region through Amuria, Kapelebyong and Kabong to entire Karamoja region.

It is also the gate way to Northern Uganda. This thus gives you an opportunity to mingle with several people of different tribes like the Karimojong, Kumam, Itesots and extra. During this town tour, you can do some shopping and taste the local cuisine prepared by local restaurants here.

Other Attractions

  • Awoja swamp that is less than 5 kilometers away from Soroti town.
  • Lake Kyoga that is also short distance from the Soroti town.
  • Nyero rock paintings that are about 3 hours of road drive from Soroti. These are located in Nyero in Kumi municipality.
  • When you are done touring Soroti, you can decide to connect to Murchison falls national park via Gulu or proceed to Kidepo valley national park via Amuria district Kabong.

Soroti tour to the Moru Apesur can be a break off journey to Kidepo valley national park or a stopover to  Murchison falls national park from Sipi falls, Mount Elgon national park and Nyero rock painting.


Soroti Rock is relatively accessible, located not far from the town of Soroti and easily reachable by road.

Overall, Soroti Rock offers a well-rounded tourist experience that combines natural beauty, cultural richness, and outdoor activities.

Whether you’re interested in adventure, cultural exploration, or simply enjoying the tranquillity of the surroundings, Soroti Rock has something to offer to travellers seeking a unique and memorable destination in Uganda.

See our safari itineraries

1. 3 Days Hiking Mount Elgon tour in Uganda

2. 5 Days Uganda Safaris – Kidepo National Park

3. 16 Days Uganda Safari

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