South Sudan Tours

Travel To South Sudan

The world's youngest nation.

Independent since 2011, after years of war against the government of Sudan, our newest country is one of the most ethnically diverse in the world.

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Itineraries

Our South Sudan tours will showcase all that this country can offer.

We have several different options to choose from. Each one fully customizable according to your preferences. You could just visit the capital city of Juba but traveling in South Sudan is all about spending times with some of the many tribes. We organise visits to 10 of these tribes – each one semi-nomadic and unique in their own right. Camp with them, eat with them, immerse yourself and learn their way of life.

See below for our standard 6 day itinerary or hit the button to discover all of our options from our 4 day trip all the way to our 24 day super South Sudan tour.

Visit South Sudan to experience the incredible tribes. We offer unrivalled access to these 10 different nomadic tribes.

  • Mundari
  • Dinka
  • Acholi
  • Lokoya
  • Lotuko
  • Didinga
  • Boya
  • Toposa
  • Jiye
  • Murle

South Sudan has a tropical climate, characterized by a rainy season followed by a drier season. The temperature on average can range from 20 - 35C with March - May being the warmest months.

The rainy season falls between April/May and October.

The easiest way of getting the South Sudan visa is by applying for the e-visa online here

 

You will need a yellow fever vaccination cert as well as an invitation letter (we will provide you with this). The cost of the e-visa is approximately $100 depending on your nationality.

Bring clothes for wet, hot and cool weather conditions. Comfortable footwear. Yellow fever cert. Insect repellant. Head lamp. Optional gifts for the tribal leaders. An open mind! South Sudan has close to zero tourism infrastructure and things can go differently than planned. Please be flexible - a sense of humor goes a long way here!

Sample 6 Day Itinerary

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Day 1 – Juba - Mundari Villages
  • Arrival in Juba at your convenience. Our local partners will greet you as you leave the plane and guide you through the immigration procedure. 
  • Upon arrival, head out for the compulsory visit to the state government authorities. They do not get visitors often and the visit is more out of their curiosity than anything else.
  • Local lunch
  • Drive to the nomadic Mundari tribe cattle camp.
  • Golden hour is the perfect time to get your cameras out and take photos of the cattle herders, in their ghostly make up as they arrive  back at the camp from grazing.
  • Spend the evening with the Mundari and learn the way of life here.
  • Dinner and overnight camping in the Mundari Village camp.
Day 2 – Mundari Villages
  • Wake up early to catch the sunrise over the plains of South Sudan. Perfect for photography.
  • Watch how the Mundari interact with their cattle. For Mundari, cows are more important than anything else, they provide food and milk but are also the most common currency and status symbol.
  • Visit Nyikabor village which is another Mundari village.
  • Have lunch in Nyikabor village made up of traditional South Sudanese fare.
  • Spend the afternoon mingling with the Mundari as they show you around their village. Very few people have spent time here with this tribe.
  • Dinner in Nyikabor village
  • Overnight camping.
Day 3 – Mundari Villages - Juba - Dinka Village
  • After breakfast, it is time to bid farewell to the Mundari.
  • Drive to Juba in time for lunch.
  • Drive a further 4 hours to the Dinka cattle camp at Aru Junction on the banks of the Nile.
  • Evening mingle with the Dinka and sunset photos.
  • Dinner at the camp.
  • Overnight camping in the Dinka cattle camp.
Day 4 – Dinka Camp
  • The Dinkas are nicknamed the World’s tallest people, and you’ll quickly understand why.
  • Spend the full day with this unique tribe as they care for their animals.
  • Local feast and overnight in the Dinka cattle camp.

Day 5 – Dinka Camps - Juba

  • After breakfast, drive back to Juba.
  • Check into the Royal Palace Hotel for much needed downtime.
  • Explore some of the capital city on your own time.
  • Dinner at the Afex riverside camp – South Sudan’s best.
  • Overnight in Juba.

Day 6 – Juba

  • Tour Juba city, starting with South Sudan’s biggest market: the Konyo Konyo. It is an incredible place where the immense ethnic diversity of South Sudan can be seen.
  • Our next stop in our Juba city tour is the Presidential Palace, the residence of South Sudan’s colorful leader.
  • We then head to John Garang Mausoleum. John Garang is famous for leading the revolution but also promoting the concept of Sudan-ism, where all Sudanese should go beyond the divisions & embrace all cultures of South Sudan.
  • Our next stop is Jubek Tomb, for which the city is named after. 
  • Lunch
  • All Saints Cathedral
  • We finish our city tour with a stop at the craft market- perfect for hand made souvenirs.
  • End of South Sudan tour.
What else?
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  • Accommodation

    All nights in Hotel or campsite.

  • Guides

    Local & western guide.

  • Transport

    Airport pickup / drop off and all transport to complete the itinerary (Including the domestic flight)

  • Visa Support

    We will supply you with an entry permit so you can receive the visa on arrival.

  • Food

    All meals outside Juba.

  • Camera Permit

    Permit for one camera.

  • International Fights

    Flights to and from Juba.

  • Donations

    Donations to cattle tribes for animal medicine. Amount not set.

  • Some Meals

    Drinks and meals in Juba.

  • Tips

    Tips are expected for your local guides and driver.

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