Tour to South Sudan, the most complete tribal expedition - 24 days in Dec 2021
Tour to South Sudan. This itinerary is designed to meet very unique and traditional ethnic groups while visiting the three ecosystems of South Sudan: the Nile River, the Lafit Mountains and the Kapoeta Plains. We will sleep near the villages in comfortable tented camps where a professional cook will serve warm meals. We will travel from one tribal area to the other one with 4x4 vehicles. Our experienced drivers know the terrain as the palm of their hands. The trip will be led by an experienced guide and a team of local guides that will serve as translators to communicate with the tribal people.
Travel to South Sudan
We enter South Sudan, the youngest nation in the world. The country appears to travellers as one of the most impressive destinations on the African continent, both for its untamed nature and abundant wildlife, and for the almost "untouched" culture of the more than 70 ethnic groups in the country. Travelling through this harsh country means an exciting adventure full of challenges.
On this trip to Southern Sudan we will mainly focus on the Eastern Equatoria region, in the southeast of the country where interesting ethnic groups such as the Larim, Toposa or Jie live. We will also travel north from the capital, following the course of the White Nile, in search of the Mundari cattle camps.
Mundari cattle camps
Two hours drive north of Juba is the Mundari territory, a small group of Nilotic origin mainly engaged in grazing and agriculture. They are known for their tribal markings, their love of traditional fighting and their close relationship with their cattle.
The dense atmosphere created at sunrise and sunset in the Mundari cattle camps is visually impressive and makes it a photography paradise. The herds return to the camps to spend the night after a day of grazing. As the fires made of cattle droppings are fanned, the smoke keeps the insects away.
Boya hills and Larim tribe
Considered one of the most traditional ethnic groups in Southern Sudan, the Larim are known to be excellent architects. The Larim people live in the Boya Mountains, hills dotted with beautiful villages of traditional architecture. Like many of the neighbouring ethnic groups, the Larim engage in pastoralism and subsistence farming.
As you walk through the valley and visit the different villages at the foot of the mountains you will see that most of the women are traditionally dressed and the younger ones wear spectacular tribal markings on their skin.
Continuing our journey to South Sudan we will arrive at Kapoeta, the capital of Toposa Land.
The Toposa are an ethnic group of shepherds with a strong warrior tradition often involved in cattle theft and even in these times they remain distant from globalization and western influence. In the Toposa villages we can see how the inhabitants continue to dress traditionally and perform scarifications all over their bodies.
Plains of the Boma National Park
After a full day of driving from Kapoeta, we will arrive at Kuron where we will visit different Toposa towns and from where we will continue to the town of Boma, territory of the Jie people. It will not be difficult during the trip to have encounters with the abundant wildlife of the region.
Tour to South Sudan with a prospective part
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