South Sudan Tour - 6 tribes
What's it all about?
Our November South Sudan tour will get you out of the controlled capital city of Juba and visiting not one but six ethnic communities of South Sudan! We can expect incredible encounters with warm local tribes and to see things very few foreigners have seen.
Our trip takes us via domestic flight east to the Taposa, Boya, Lotuku and Lopit tribes before making our way to the incredible Mundari tribes, herders who literally live in the wild in symbiosis with their cattle. They are unmistakable by the fact that they cover their whole body in chalk-like makeup. We will finish with the spectacular setting of the riverside Dinka camp. We chose these six tribes as they are not only the most fascinating to visit, but they are also quite different to each other.
This South Sudan tour will follow other tours to Socotra and Yemen. Feel free to get in touch for more info on how to combo these destinations!
Juba – Kapoeta – Boya – Torit – Lopit – Mundari Cattle Camp – Dinka Cattle Camp – Juba.
November 13 – 22nd, 2024
We will supply you with an invitation letter to allow you to apply for the online e-visa. The visa usually takes one day to be issued.
South Sudan Tour – November 2024
November 13 - Juba Arrival
- Today is an arrival day so you can book any flight arriving this day. Airport pickup and transfer to our hotel included.
- Meet your fellow travellers this evening and have dinner in the hotel by the pool.
- Overnight in the Imperial Plaza Hotel, Juba.
November 14 - Flight to Kapoeta - Toposa
- Get our visa registration done this morning – $65 extra.
- Transfer back to the nearby Juba airport for our domestic flight to Kapoeta in the South East of the country.
- Onwards drive to the Toposa villages.
- Explore the village and get to know the way of life here amongst the tribe.
- Dinner at our camp.
- Overnight camping.
November 15 - Taposa - Boya
- Spend the morning again here with the Taposa before heading to the Boya villages in the afternoon.
- Set up camp in the village and have a walkabout, meeting and interacting with the locals here for the evening.
- Dinner and overnight in our camp.
November 16 - Boya - Torit - Lotuko Tribe
- Spend the morning again with the Boya.
- Drive to the Lotuko tribal territory.
- We will spend the day exploring with the hilly Lotuko/Otuho tribe and learn more about their culture.
- Help out your host in the daily activities around the village.
- Dinner and overnight in the village camp.
November 17 - Lopit Villages
- After breakfast we take an early drive to the Lopit tribal villages.
- Spend the afternoon miingling with the Lopit people.
- Dinner and overnight at our camp
November 18 - Juba
- After breakfast we hit the road for the long drive back to Juba.
- Stopping for lunch along the way.
- Arrive in Juba and relax by the AFEX River Camp on the Nile.
- Overnight in the Imperial Plaza Hotel. Juba.
November 19 - Mundari Cattle Camp
- Morning drive to the nomadic Mundari tribe.
- Get introduced to the Mundari people at the camp.
- The evening is a spectacular time to take sunset photos of the cattle herders as they return from grazing.
- Dinner at our camp in the middle of the Mundari cattle camp
- Overnight camping.
November 20 - Mundari - Dinka Cattle Camp
- We’ll get an opportunity to see how the Mundari people wake up with their cattle. For Mundari, cows are more important than anything, they provide food and milk but are also the most common currency and status symbol amongst members of the tribe.
- See off the animals for grazing.
- Drive to the Dinka cattle camp.
- We will spend the day exploring with the Dinka at their spectacular camp.
- If we’re lucky we’ll also witness the tribes performing a dance or wrestling with other local tribes.
- Dinner and overnight at the Dinka cattle camp.
November 21 - Dinka / Juba
- Wake up early for sunrise as the cattle exit the camp to graze.
- After breakfast we’ll make our way back to Juba. Arrive in the late afternoon.
- We then head to John Garang Mausoleum. John Garang is famous for leading the revolution but also promoting the concept of Sudanism.
- Our next stop is Jubek Tomb, the tomb of the man after whom Juba was named.
- We finish our city tour with a stop by the craft market.
- Dinner and drinks by the Nile at the AFEX camp.
- Overnight at the Imperial Plaza Hotel.
November 22 - Depart
- Transfer to the airport
- End of tour.
South Sudan has close to zero tourism infrastructure and things can and will go differently to what is planned above. We will do our utmost to complete the itinerary in this order but flexibility is required at all times.
You’ll be in the vastly experienced hands of our English speaking local guides & fixer as well as your Rocky Road Travel guide. We visit the country regularly, so we know the best spots and have perfected this South Sudan Tour accordingly. Given the unpredictable nature of travelling in South Sudan, the itinerary may change slightly, but we will always go above and beyond with added extras to the itinerary. We are also in constant communication with our local partners on the ground who advise the safest routes to take.
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