South Sudan in Pictures: Mundari Tribe
South Sudan is famous for being the world’s youngest country, but the real joy of this beautiful land is its people. There are estimated to be around 60 different tribes living a traditional way of life in South Sudan, with an array of traditions, languages and dialects.
Meet the Mundari, a cattle herding tribe living remotely along the White Nile river, north of South Sudan’s capital Juba. Their vast herds of sacred cattle graze on fertile river land, with the Mundari living mainly off the milk, not the meat. Wrestling and playing music are popular Mundari pastimes, and each morning they massage their cows with ash, a technique used to keep flies and insects away.
With South Sudan’s weather patterns changing and modernisation sweeping through the country, these photos share a special but fast disappearing way of life: