South Sudan

from $4,950

Experience the complex diversity of the world’s youngest country through an immersive 8-day journey into South Sudanese culture.
Contact us for further details about our trip in March 2021.

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All about the South Sudan.

An 8-day immersion into South Sudanese culture, experiencing the country’s complex diversity first hand. While South Sudan is a beautiful country, the real highlight of this trip is not the scenery but the people. Starting in Juba, you will travel through the country to remote and isolated villages meeting some of the countries different tribes. Starting off in Toposa villages, best known for their piercings and scarification’s, to the foot of the Boya Mountains home of the Larim tribe, before passing through the Lotuko territory on the way to meet the Mundari tribe in their livestock camp. If there is the opportunity you will also be able to watch the local sport of Boruboru, a version of dodge ball played by South Sudanese women and girls. A trip focused upon spending time with people from the world’s newest country. It is a unique opportunity to see this rarely visited country alongside experienced guides who know the tribes and their people personally.

Highlights:

  • Spending time with the Mundari tribe and witness their symbiotic relationship with their cattle.
  • Visiting the remote Toposa, Lotuko and Larim tribes
  • A drink on the banks of the White Nile

Start point – Juba
End point – Juba
Maximum number of people: 8

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • All transport and transfers.
  • 4X4 vehicles when out of Juba
  • All accommodation (as listed)
  • Travel permits
  • English speaking local guide
  • International guide
  • All meals outside of Juba
  • 1 domestic flight (Juba – Kapoeta)
  • Visa support (to allow you to get visa on arrival)
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • International flight
  • Insurance
  • Visa (US$100- US$150 depending on nationality)
  • Tips
  • Meals in Juba
  • Other drinks
  1. Day 1 Arrival in Juba

    Arrive in Juba, the capital of South Sudan.
    Transfer you to the hotel for briefing.
    Depending on arrival times there will be the opportunity to see some of Juba with the guides.
    Overnight in Juba

  2. Day 2 Juba - Kapoeta - Toposa Villages

    Early flight from Juba to Kapoeta. Registration with authorities.
    Drive to nearby Toposa villages. The villages are a maze of barns and huts. The Toposa are known for piercings and scarifications. It is a side of Africa that has almost disappeared but has been conserved in this remote country, isolated by the conflict and the lack of roads.
    Overnight camping in tents at the village.

  3. Day 3 Toposa Villages - Kapoeta

    A morning at the Toposa villages with opportunities to photograph their distinctive pointed huts and storage huts placed on stilts.
    Return to Kapoeta.
    Upon arrival in Kapoeta, it shall be possible to explore the local market. Overnight in Kapoeta at a basic camp.

  4. Day 4 Kapoeta - Boya Mountains

    Depart the Toposa area and head to the Boya Mountains.
    The Larim tribe, also known as the Boya tribe, live in villages at the foot of the hills. The Larim are magnificent architects and their houses are well built and attractively decorated. There shall be an opportunity to meet some of the village elders before climbing the main rock of the area in order to watch the sunset.
    Overnight camping in tents.

  5. Day 5 Boya - Lotuko Mountains - Torit

    Breakfast before departing from Larim land.
    We will continue to Lotuko territory, a Christianized tribe clinging to the feudal system. The Lotuko tribe is divided into 4 kingdoms, with each one occupying a mountain. We will visit the kingdom of Ilieu. Walls are made of rocks, strategically positioned to adapt to the mountain geography.
    Later we shall proceed to Torit.
    Overnight in Torit at a basic hotel.

  6. Day 6 Torit - Juba - Terekeka

    A long days drive returning to Juba then onto the Mundari tribal region. The majority will be on rough dirt roads but there will be a short section of South Sudan’s only paved highway.
    Overnight camping in Mundari cattle camp.

  7. Day 7 Mundari Livestock Camp

    Breakfast and full day with the Mundari.
    The Mundari Livestock Camp is a Nilotic town dedicated to the raising of cattle. Both men and women mark their forehead with 6 marks in the shape of ’V’. The Mundari are constantly active with daily tasks and rituals almost all involving their cattle. From milking and polishing horns to collecting dung and urine. It is a hypnotic experience simply watching these activities. Overnight camping in Mundari cattle camp.

  8. Day 8 Mundari - Juba - End

    Morning with Mundari (dependent upon flight time).
    Transfer to the airport.
    End of trip.

Accommodation

We do not and cannot offer a uniform accommodation standard on our itineraries. When we make are choices of where to stay, we consider comfort, location, design, character, historical interest, and whether the money we spend will go into the pockets of the local community.

The accommodation will be based on 2 people sharing.

An optional single supplement is available for an additional US$300.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
  • All transport and transfers.
  • 4X4 vehicles when out of Juba
  • All accommodation (as listed)
  • Travel permits
  • English speaking local guide
  • International guide
  • All meals outside of Juba
  • 1 domestic flight (Juba – Kapoeta)
  • Visa support (to allow you to get visa on arrival)
  • International flight
  • Insurance
  • Visa (US$100- US$150 depending on nationality)
  • Tips
  • Meals in Juba
  • Other drinks

We do not directly arrange international flights to South Sudan. However, we can suggest routes and operators.

You will require a South Sudan visa for this trip. We will provide visa support and advice on how best to obtain this visa.

We provide all meals outside of Juba.

When we choose our vehicles and drivers we take into consideration the road conditions, the length of journey and the competence of the man behind the wheel. Your comfort, enjoyment and safety of the journey is the first priority.

On this trip, you will be accompanied by an experienced local English speaking guide as well as an international guide from Untamed Borders.

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March 5, 2021 - March 12, 2021
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