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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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 as much time as possible 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 scheduled group tours, our standard 5 day itinerary or get in touch for your own customised itinerary!
Visit South Sudan to experience the incredible tribes. We offer unrivalled access to these 10 different nomadic tribes.
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 & April being the warmest months.
The rainy season falls between May/June 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! Get in touch for a full packing list.
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!
South Sudan Group Tours 2024
Stay with three very different tribes in one epic South Sudan tour!
It’s our most comprehensive tour yet – stay with 6 tribes in 10 days!
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.
- Drive to the village and 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 Camp
- After breakfast, it is time to bid farewell to the Mundari.
- 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 - Juba
- The Dinkas are nicknamed the World’s tallest people, and you’ll quickly understand why.
- Spend the morning with this unique tribe as they care for their animals.
- Drive back to Juba.
- Short city tour taking in the craft market and John Garang Mausoleum.
- Dinner at the Afex riverside camp – South Sudan’s best.
- Overnight in Juba.
Day 5 – Juba - Depart
- Transfer to the airport.
- End of South Sudan tour.
South Sudan Tours - FAQs
Most frequent questions and answers for our tours in South Sudan.
The areas which we visit on this tour are considered safe. We research the security of our destinations highly and safety is a priority, however we also advise you to do your own research as well to ensure you are comfortable with your trip.
We will send you an invitation letter which will allow you to apply for the e-visa easily online. The visa is valid for only 30 days from date of issue.
Currently the best way of flying to Juba is via Addis Ababa, Istanbul, Dubai, Cairo or Nairobi.
USD cash is the most widely accepted. The notes should be new and in perfect mint condition.
Travel insurance is a must. We have teamed up with IATI Travel Insurance because they provide cover for all our destinations. You’ll also automatically receive a 5% discount with them as a Rocky Road Travel customer.
There is Wifi in the Juba hotels. There is no internet outside of Juba including mobile internet so be prepared to go offline!
Yes. The majority of the nights are camping in single tents. All gear is provided including mattress, pillow and bed sheets.
Bring clothing for hot weather and comfortable footwear. Mosquito repellent is also a must. Contact us for a full packing list.