South Sudan

from US$5,850

Experience the complex diversity of the world’s youngest country through an immersive 8-day journey into South Sudanese culture.

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All about the South Sudan.

Experience the complex diversity of the world’s youngest country through an immersive 8-day journey into South Sudanese culture. 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 to remote and isolated villages, meeting some of South Sudan’s different tribes. From the Toposa villages, best known for their piercings and scarification, you will progress 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 may also be able to watch the local sport of Boruboru, a version of dodge ball played by South Sudanese women and girls. Alongside experienced guides who know the tribes and their people personally, this trip offers the unique opportunity to see this rarely-visited country.

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 accommodation
  • All transport and transfers, including 4×4’s once outside of Juba.
  • Travel permits
  • English-speaking local guide
  • International guide
  • All meals
  • 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.
  • Visas (US$100- US$150 depending on nationality)
  • Insurance
  • International flights
  • Tips
  1. Day 1 Arrive in Juba

    Arrive in Juba, the capital of South Sudan.
    Transfer you to the hotel for briefing.
    The rest of the day is free to relax or explore.
    Overnight in Juba.

  2. Day 2 Juba - Kapoeta

    Early flight from Juba to Kapoeta
    Upon arrival in Kapoeta it shall be possible to explore the local market.
    Overnight in Kapoeta

  3. Day 3 Kapoeta

    A full day in Kapoeta to visit the Toposa villages. The villages are a maze of barns and huts. The Toposa are known for piercings and scarifications. Women often wear goatskin skirts and men go naked. It is a side of Africa that has almost disappeared; the country’s remoteness, lack of roads, and isolation from the conflict have conserved the culture.
    Overnight camping in tents

  4. Day 4 Kapoeta - Boya

    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. You will have an opportunity to meet some of the village elders before climbing the main rock of the area and watching the sunset.
    Overnight camping in tents

  5. Day 5 Boya – Lutuko Mountains – Torit

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

  6. Day 6 Torit – Juba - Terekeka

    A long days drive mainly by dirt road.
    We will pass Juba and continue to the Mundari tribal region.
    Overnight in 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 six marks in the shape of’ V. We will cross the river, either by canoes or there is a possibility to swim where water is only waist deep, in order to see the different cattle camps that there are in the islands.
    Overnight in 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.
Included in the price:
  • All accommodation
  • All transport and transfers, including 4×4’s once outside of Juba.
  • Travel permits
  • English-speaking local guide
  • International guide
  • All meals
  • 1 domestic flight (Juba – Kapoeta)
  • Visa support (to allow you to get visa on arrival)
Not included in the price:
  • Visas (US$100- US$150 depending on nationality)
  • Insurance
  • International flights
  • Tips

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.

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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Package Confirmed Dates Trip Status Trip Status Price (PP) Excluding Flights Price (PP) Including Flights  
March 6, 2020 - March 13, 2020
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