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Our Ultimate Wild Safari South Sudan tours takes you to top South Sudan tour highlights like; The famous South Sudan tribes with amazing culture customs living like our ancient fathers and not forgetting the expedition to the country’s great diversity of flora and fauna in boma national park, Southern National Park, Shambe National Park, Nimule National Park, Bandigalo National Park, Lantoto National Park. Not many overseas visitors have come to South Sudan, making it still an unexploited destination where you can experience Authentic Africa compared to other African countries.
Although South Sudan is blessed with six national parks there is a challenge of infrastructures that can enable visitors to access these parks and animals’ have a seasonal migration from South Sudan to neighboring countries, so the time of exploring south Sudan tribes is different from that of visiting wildlife. In case you’re interested in an extensive wildlife adventure we recommend you for an extension tour to Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania for a better experience.
PLACES TO VISIT!
SOUTH SUDAN TRIBES South Sudan is blessed with over 64 tribes, speaking the different ethnic language and English, Arabic as their uniting languages in the cites, Here are the main tribes. 1). Dinka(Jieng) (2). Nuer (naath) (3). Acholi (4). Adio(Makaraka (5). Aja (6). Anyuak(Anyuaa) (7). Atuot(Reel) (8). Avukaya (9) Azande (10). Bai (11). Baka (12). Balanda-Boor (13). Balanda-Bviri (14). Banda (15). Bari (16). Binga (17). Bongo (18). Boya (sometimes called Larim, but this is actually a village of the Boya) (19). Didinga (20). Dongotona (21). Falata (Arab Nomads) (22). Feroghe (23). Gollo (24). Imatong (25). Indri (26). Jiye(Jie) (27). Jur (Beli & Modo) (30). Jurchol(luo) (31). Kakwa (32). Kara (33). Keliku (34). Kuku (35). Lango (36). Lokoya (37). Lopit (Tenet is a village of the Lopit) (38). Lotuka(Otuho) (Logir and Ifoto are the villages) (39). Lugbwara (40). Lulubo (41). Maban (42). Madi (42). Mananger (43). Mangayat (44). Moro (45). Moro Kodo (46). Mundari (47). Mundu (48). Murle (49). Ndogo (50). Ngulngule (51). Nyangatom (52). Nyangwara (53). Pari (54). Pojullo (55). Sere (56). Shatt (57). Shilluk(Chollo) (58). Suri(Kachipo) (59). Tid (60). Toposa (61). Uduk (62). Woro (63). Yulu (64). Lokoro. Top South Sudan tribes with an amazing culture that you should not miss out to visit if you are a traveler searching for untouched tribal groups in Africa.
The Mundari Tribe:
The Mundari live to the north of Juba, centered on the small settlement of Terekeka. The Mundari people are farmers, living from herding and agriculture they live in small villages and follow a largely traditional lifestyle. They have a strong cultural believes, where the young men and women are marked with a series of parallel “V-shaped scars on their forehead – this tradition is now officially discouraged by the government and is starting to die out but most over the age of around 25 will sport these markings.
The Mundari are locally famed wrestlers, and on certain days of the week, young men from neighboring villages will gather to compete against each other in traditional shows of strength. These are quite a spectacle as the men daub themselves with mud and etch patterns into their bodies, each trying to throw and hold the other to the ground. Watching the surrounding crowd is just as interesting as they cheer and sing songs for their respective teams. Another chance to see a side of Africa that may not exist for much longer.
The Boya Tribe:
The Boya people live east of the town of Torit, centered on a small and rather ramshackle settlement with the unpoetic name of Camp 15. Living in pretty villages in the shadow of mountains and gigantic boulders, the Boya paint their houses in attractive patterns and adorn them with intricate beadwork. Although scarification is practiced here, interestingly it is more prevalent among the younger women rather than the older ones, and the local explanation is that they are copying a ‘trend’ from the Toposa, one of their near neighbors.
Traditional mourning dress for Boya women involves wearing animal skins around the waist and binding the legs and arms with thin leaves to make a striped pattern – when a husband dies a Boya woman becomes the property and responsibility of his closest male relative. The Boya are also hunters and it is not uncommon to see groups of children practicing their skills with a bow and arrow on the outskirts of villages.
The Toposa Tribe:
The Toposa are the principal ethnic group living around Kapoeta and are perhaps the most interesting in the whole country. Closely related to the Turkana of Kenya and the Karamojong of northern Uganda, they are herders with an economy based largely around livestock. They are also prolific cattle raiders, which has led to conflict with other groups in the past, although with the independence of the country and greater stability this is now less of a problem.
The Toposa live in villages made of mud and sticks, with thatched roofs often adorned with the skulls of cattle. The most striking feature of the Toposa is their practice of scarification. Many of the men and women are decorated with elaborate raised patterns caused by careful incision, covering their upper arms, torsos, backs and in some instances their faces.
Although modernity is starting to erode their customs, many of the older Toposa still adhere to traditional dress – for women, this is usually animal skins worn around the waist, while men often go naked. No self-respecting Toposa male will leave his compound without the obligatory AK47 slung over his shoulder – while this does not pose a problem to visitors we do ask that you follow your tour leader’s advice when in the Toposa villages, as the central authority is weak here.
The Toposa is likely to be as curious about you as you are about them though – tourism is virtually non-existent and the concept is not well understood, so expect yourself to be the focus of attention somewhat. To the south of Kapoeta the Toposa pan and dig for gold by the banks of a river – although the quantities are not large the presence of this resource has created something of a mini gold rush, and it is fascinating to watch the traditional methods used here.
The Dinka Tribe:
The Dinka people are a Nilotic group with no centralized political power but are rather divided themselves into independently interconnected clans. Most of the Dinka community resides in Sudan's Anglo-Egyptian historical province of Bahr el Ghazal. The Dinka traditionally believes in one God known as Nhialic who temporarily possesses individuals and speaks through spirits. Later in the 19th century, Christianity was introduced by the British missionaries, and now it predominates as the religion in South Sudan. The Dinka are the most populous ethnic group in South Sudan accounting for 36% of the population.
The Lotuko Tribe:
The Lotuko are the main ethnic group living around Torit, the capital of Eastern Equatoria State. Although less traditional than some other groups, many of the Lotuko live in villages nestled in the hills and hidden among the rocks, which they moved to in order to escape the predations of the civil war. Many of the houses are perched upon raised terraces made of stones, and the general construction and location of the villages make them difficult to see from afar. In days gone by the Lotuko were led by a ‘rain-maker’ who was the spiritual head of a number of different villages, and it was his job to intercede with the spirits in order to guarantee rain and ensure a profitable harvest.
In some villages, it is still possible to find the traditional stone enclosures that served as a meeting point for the men, where problems and issues relating to communal life would be discussed. Around 100,000 in number, the Lotuko have in many ways embraced modernity to a greater extent than other groups, but the attraction of visiting is to wander around their picturesque settlements, different from the villages of the Boya or Toposa and showing a different perspective of life here in South Sudan.
The Nuer Tribe:
The Nuer are the second largest group in South Sudan and are also Nilotic. The Nuer had a white army who derived their name from applying white ash on their bodies to act as an insect repellent. Originally the white army consisted of armed youth and was established to protect the Nuer people's cattle from other Raiders. After South Sudan's independence, the white army resisted to give up their weapons due to lack of confidence in the SPLA’s ability to protect them which led to the SPLA trying to confiscate their cattle and unsuccessfully destroying their economy. The Nuer accounts for 16% of the population of South Sudan.
The Shilluk Tribe:
The Shilluk are responsible for establishing the Shilluk Kingdom which ruled between 1490 and 1865. The Shilluk King was regarded as divine but is now traditional chieftain operating in both Sudan and the South Sudan region of the Upper Nile. The majority of the Shilluk are Christian converts. The Shilluk also controls the White Nile, and Kodok is the meditating city of the Shilluk King and a place where most ceremonies take place. The Shilluk accounts for 3% of the population.
The Didinga Tribe:
The Didinga live in the Didinga hills—in the valleys, on the plateaus and slopes, and on the adjacent plains of the region. Their neighbors include the Boya, Toposa, Dodoth, Dongotono and Lotuka/Lopit. There were tensions in the past but now they are generally on friendly terms and intermarry and speak a similar language to the Boya, Murle and Tenet. Traditionally the Didinga arrived in their present home during the sixteen century, as part of a group migrating either from Lake Turkana or Ethiopia. The East and West banks of the Nile were divided during the British period into Protestant and Catholic influence spheres, which put the Didinga into the Catholic area. Amongst some older people there remains a bit of Catholic influence, but not genuine faith. Culturally the Didinga are pastoralists by inclination and farmers by necessity.
The herding of cattle is very important, and at 2000m elevation, the area has sufficient rainfall to grow two crops per year. They live in homesteads by clans, in round houses with cone-shaped roofs. They also enjoy making music and various crafts. Although there is a paramount chief, which is a hereditary position, decisions are made by the community, and younger people have the right to question the older. They desire education. The didinga have religious believes Like their neighbors, the Didinga accept the existence of a supreme being, and the sphere of spirits interacting with the living. They worship and sacrifice to spirits and gods and place great importance on the worship of dead ancestors. A rainmaker is an important person in the community, who performs certain rituals and is seen to carry great influence.
The Otuho Tribe:
The Otuho is part of Sudan's Nilotic group that are pastoralists situated in the Eastern Equatorial where they settled in the 1800s. The Otuho speak the Otuho language and have strong beliefs based on nature and ancestral worship. The community holds the land in trust for no particular one in authority. However, in recent times the Otuho and their neighboring community have been in conflict with the Murle who are consistent cattle Raiders who also kidnap their children. The Otuho accounts for 2% of the population.
The Imatong Tribe:
This is one of the smallest a group of people mainly located in Imatong state in southeastern South Sudan earlier known as eastern Equatorial before the reorganization. They are settled in the Imatong Mountains, living in the ancient tradition update. The range has an equatorial climate and had dense montane forests that house their shrubs as well as supporting diverse wildlife. They also practice farming to support their economy.
BOMA NATIONAL PARK- SOUTH SUDAN
Boma National Park is the largest reserve in South Sudan and Africa at large. Many documents say Kruger or Ruaha or Virunga are the largest, but no it is Boma national park at 22,800 square kilometers. The Park is suited at 2,280,000 hectares (5,631,600 acres) in size. This vast park has virtually no roads or park ranger outposts. Mostly flat it is crossed by many small streams and swamps but one of the few conservation destinations gifted with wildlife species like: Elephant, Giraffe, Hippopotamus, Nile Crocodile, White-eared Kob, Tiang, Mongalla Gazelle, Lion, Leopard, Caracal, Serval, Cheetah, Wild Dog, Jackal, Hyaena, Nile Buffalo, Zebra, Topi, Ostrich, Grant's Gazelle, Roan, Lesser Kudu, Lelwel Hartebeest, Beisa Oryx, Derby's Eland, Bohor Reedbuck, Warthog, Olive Baboon, Vervet Monkey.
In the dry season, herds of animals migrate from Boma National Park to far great Serengeti national park where over 2,000,000 animals search for grazing. This movement usually takes place every year at different time depending on the rains. It is a slow movement dependant on the grass and the rains. In March/April/May/June the animals are moving from North to South and West to East, from the Sudd flood plains and Bandigalo National Park, back into Boma National Park and Gambela Park in Ethiopia, because the rains will have started.
In November/December/January the animals are moving from South to North and East to West as the dry season is well underway and the animals are searching for grass. In November/December/January the white-eared kob will be calving as they migrate north into the Sudd flood plain and west into Bandigalo National Park. The major migrating species involved are white-eared Kob antelope, Tiang Antelope, and Mongalla Gazelle. Prior to the war with the north, there were huge herds of Zebra, these animals were considerably reduced in number.
A 2008 survey estimated that there were 6,850 Elephants in the park and the surrounding area adjacent to the park. The Elephants and Zebra also migrate with the water and grass. In 1982 it was estimated there were about 6000 Giraffe in the Boma Park area, by 2007 it was estimated there were only 404 Giraffe remaining. The armies used the animal to feed their soldiers during the 25 years of war with Khartoum.
The tribal people living in the area are the Murle, Anyuah, Suri/Kachipo, Jie and Toposa. There will be many opportunities to visit them and view how they have retained their traditional dress, housing, adornment, tools, religious beliefs.
Southern National Park -South Sudan
The Park was started in 1939 and covers an area of 23,000 square km. Three rivers drain the park. Southern national is gifted with different wildlife like gallery forests, rainforests, bushveld, and grasslands. Quantic species, like the catfish, lungfish, tilapia and crocodiles can also be seen in the park's rivers. Animals like colobus monkey, African buffalo, giant elands, kob, Congo lion and Kordofan giraffe.
NIMULE NATIONAL PARK- SOUTH SUDAN.
The park is suited to the border of South Sudan and Uganda. The longest river in the world -Nile River cuts along the eastern border of the park for 48 kilometers. The road that connects from Uganda to Juba passes along the eastern border of the park next to the Nile. The park is suited at 41,000 hectares or 101,270 acres and was originally created to protect the White Rhino. It is the most accessible park.
A journey of 3 hours from South Sudan capital- Juba about 190 kilometers. The park has made his name as a home to a herd of elephant and other animal species like; Uganda Kob, Lelwel Hartebeest, Crocodile, Duiker, Hippo, Waterbuck, Bushbuck, Oribi, Leopard, Serval, Olive Baboon, Vervet monkey, Warthog, perhaps Chimpanzee and birds.
Bandigalo National Park.
Bandigalo (also known as Bandingilo or Badingilo) National Park. Is South Sudan nature protected on around 8000 square kilometers (800,000 hectares or 1,976,000 acres) in size? The park is blessed with different animal species like Giraffe, Nile Buffalo, Hippo, Zebra, Hyenas, Olive Baboon, Wild Dog, Caracal, Eland, lelwel Hartebeest, Cheetah and considerable birdlife all year. If you come into the park with us during the wet or rainy season there are days of rain and days of no rain. Road conditions will be muddy, but there will be a lot of animals to view.
Shambe National Park.
The park is located on the western banks of the longest river in the World-River Nile in the remote area of Adior. It officially started in 1985 and covers an area of 620 square km. Shambe national park is blessed with wildlife species like; giraffes, lions, rhinoceroses, hippos, ostriches, and monkeys. The park has also made his name to be one of the best homes to different bird species.
Lantoto National Park.
The Park is suited on the borders of South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It covers an area of 760 square km, blessed with open glades, forests, and woodlands. The main animals in this park are elephants, baboons, ostriches, and buffaloes.
South Sudan’s sudd wetland is a stunning home for birdlife that you will appreciate while on a boat trip. This is one of the largest wetlands in the world. More than 400 species of bird can be found here, including shoebills, great white pelicans and black-crowned cranes, and once you’ve had your fill of all things feathered, there’s also some excellent fishing.
This is South Sudan’s highest peak lies in the little-explored Imatong Mountains along the country’s southern border with Uganda. Whether you plan to climb the peak (3,187m) or trek through the thickly forested foothills, you can be able to see animal-like; monkeys, bushbuck and bush pigs, as well as occasional elephants, buffaloes, and leopards.
SOUTH SUDAN RIVER NILE RAFTING
White-water rafting on the Nile is a new addition adventure to South Sudan’s tourist options, and you can enjoy a short splash at Nimule or paddle all the way to Juba. The rapids will make you buzz with adrenaline, especially when you realize how many hippopotamuses and crocodiles are sharing the water, and in calmer stretches, there are great possibilities for bird watching and fishing.
THE WAU CATHEDRAL
The domed Catholic cathedral in Wau dates from 1913 and is a symbol of the important role that Christian missionaries have played in developing the country since the late 19th century. It is one of the largest churches in South Sudan and has some attractive stone carving as well as a stained-glass window.
Royal Palace Hotel
The royal palace hotel in Juba, South Sudan, offers warm hospitality, world-class cuisine and wealth of elegance, all delivered with top-class service and attention to detail. The hotel’s location in Konyokonyo area-250 meters from the White Nile River and a mere ten-minute drive from Juba international airport-makes it central to the market and business district.
It’s also ideal as a base for visiting South Sudan’s amazing tribes, beautiful Boma-Jonglei Landscape, witnessing the second largest migration of animals in Africa or enjoying a cruise on the Nile. Royal Palace Hotel offers the ultimate in luxury for leisure and business options. The ultimate Wild Safaris and hotel staff will go out of their way to help you create a memorable experience on your stay; whether you’re organizing a team-building exercise, the launch of the new product or a conference, we have the facility to carry it all off with panache.
Once the business is over, reclaim your sense of self at the well-equipped wellness and fitness center or relax in the sauna, steam rooms and crystalline waters of the outdoor swimming pool. The Royal Palace Hotel offers a selection of 55 standard rooms and 4 suites with spacious separate lounge areas and large workspaces. The elegantly furnished rooms are decorated in welcoming
Juba Landmark Hotel
The hotel is located in Juba, a 3-minute walk from Juba Stadium; Juba Landmark Hotel has accommodations with a restaurant, free private parking, an outdoor swimming pool, and a bar. With free WiFi, this 4-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and room service, Guests can use a garden. At the hotel, every room comes with a closet. All rooms have a desk and a flat-screen TV, and some rooms have a balcony. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a continental breakfast. The hotel is secure and really close to the River Nile.
La Corte Toscana Hotel & Resort Juba
The hotel is located in Juba, a 10-minute walk from Konyo Konyo Market offering all categories of accommodation from budget to luxury. La Corte Toscana Hotel & Resort Juba has accommodations with a restaurant, free private parking, a bar, and a shared lounge. Featuring a garden, the hotel is close to several noted attractions, around a 16-minute walk from Juba Stadium, 1.8 km from Mukungu Palace and 1.8 km from Nile Picnic/rest.
The hotel provides a 24-hour front desk, airport transportation, room service, and free WiFi throughout and rooms come with a closet. Complete with a private bathroom equipped with a shower and free toiletries, the rooms at La Corte Toscana have a flat-screen TV and air conditioning, and some rooms include a seating area. While at La Corte Toscana Hotel & Resort Juba has a terrace you can visit John Garang Memorial a 5.1 km from the hotel, while Juba Game Reserve is 9.7 km from the property.
Riviera Business Hotel Juba
Riviera Business Hotel Juba is Located in Juba, 3.7 km from John Garang Memorial, Riviera Business Hotel Juba has accommodations with a restaurant, free private parking, an outdoor swimming pool, and a bar. With a garden, the property also has barbecue facilities, as well as a terrace. The property provides a 24-hour front desk, airport transportation, room service and free WiFi throughout the property.
At the hotel, rooms have a closet. Complete with a private bathroom equipped with a shower and free toiletries, the rooms at Riviera Business Hotel Juba have a flat-screen TV and air conditioning, and certain rooms contain a seating area. All rooms will provide guests with a fridge. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a continental breakfast. Juba Stadium is 4.5 km from Riviera Business Hotel Juba, while Konyo Konyo Market is 4.8 km from the property.
James Hotel Juba
James Hotel is located in Juba, a 13-minute walk from Konyo Konyo Market offering all categories of accommodation from budget to luxury, James Hotel Juba provides accommodations with a restaurant, free private parking, a fitness center, and a bar. Featuring a garden, the hotel is close to several noted attractions, around a 10-minute walk from Mukungu Palace, one kilometer from Nile Picnic/rest and a 20-minute walk from Uganda Embassy.
The property has a 24-hour front desk, airport transportation, room service and free WiFi throughout the property. At the hotel, each room is equipped with a closet. Complete with a private bathroom equipped with a shower and free toiletries, guest rooms at James Hotel Juba have a flat-screen TV and air conditioning, and some rooms are equipped with a seating area. The rooms will provide guests with a fridge, while here you can visit Juba Stadium is 2.1 km from the hotel and John Garang Memorial is 3.9 km away.
Pyramid Continental Hotel
The is located in Juba, a 4-minute walk from Juba Stadium, Pyramid Continental Hotel has accommodations in mid-range and luxury with a restaurant, free private parking, an outdoor swimming pool, and a fitness center. Each room at the 5-star hotel has river views, and guests can enjoy access to a bar and to a shared lounge. There are a hot tub, nightclub, and a 24-hour front desk.
The rooms come with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, an electric teapot, a shower, a hairdryer, and a desk. The hotel provides certain accommodations that have a patio and pool view, and rooms contain a private bathroom and a closet. Pyramid Continental Hotel offers a continental or buffet breakfast. The accommodation offers 5-star accommodations with a sauna and terrace. You can play darts at Pyramid Continental Hotel, and car rental is available. Popular points of interest near the hotel include Konyo Konyo Market, Nile Picnic/rest and Mukungu Palace.
Aron International Hotel
Budget and Midrange.
Juba Oscar Hotel
The hotel is located in Juba, a 9-minute walk from Konyo Konyo Market offering accommodation service from budget to semi-luxury, Juba Oscar Hotel has accommodations with a restaurant, free private parking, a bar, and a shared lounge. Featuring a garden, the hotel is close to several noted attractions, around a 10-minute walk from Juba Stadium, 458 m from Mukungu Palace and a 16-minute walk from Nile Picnic/rest.
The property provides a 24-hour front desk, airport transportation, room service, and free WiFi. At the hotel, the rooms include a closet. All rooms have air conditioning, a desk, and a flat-screen TV, and some rooms at Juba Oscar Hotel have a balcony. All rooms will provide guests with a fridge. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a continental breakfast, visit John Garang Memorial is 4.2 km from Juba Oscar Hotel, while Juba Game Reserve is 8 km from the property.
Mango Camp - Kapoeta
STANDARD: 4X4 SAFARI VAN
Our standard mode of transport is by road and we use 4×4 Safari Vans customized for game viewing and photography. Each safari van comes with a professionally trained driver guide and fuel for the whole safari.
Our Safari vans have viewing hatches and each client is entitled to a window seat. Our Vans can take up to eight people. We also have 4×4 Super Customs very comfortable and stable on the road. These carry up to 5 people with their luggage. We also have 4×4 RAV 4 for a group of two people
UPGRADE: 4X4 LUXURY SAFARI LANDCRUISER
We have luxury latest Land cruisers each driven by professionally trained driver guides and fuel. They have pop up roofs for proper game viewing and photography. They come with a small fridge for cooling your drinking water while on safari (which is always included while IN THE VEHICLE).
They have inverters for charging small gadgets such as your smart phones and cameras. They can seat five to a maximum of seven people and each client is guaranteed of a window seat.
This section gives some important information you might need before and during your trip to South Sudan.
South Sudan is a landlocked country in the northeast of Africa. It borders by Sudan the mother, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic. Juba a growing city is the capital city for South Sudan, Africa’s youngest nation (Independent since July 2011). Ultimate Wild Safaris keep a very close eye on the travel advice. We don’t carry tours in the key affected areas of Unity in South Sudan.
We take the safety of our travelers extremely seriously. Should you have any concerns over safety please do not hesitate to contact us and we can address your concerns. Ultimate Wild Safaris have operated in South Sudan for a good period, work very closely with our local team and are fully confident that we can operate tours safely in these parts of South Sudan.
SOUTH SUDAN CLIMATE.
South Sudan’s climate is tropical, with high humidity and significant rainfall. Though there is regional variation due to altitude and terrain, the rainy season affects all parts of the country and occurs from April through until late October or early November. The rainfall is heaviest in the uplands but diminishes in the flat plains of the north. The average daily temperature varies from 23°F to 37°C depending on the month, with March being the warmest month and July the coolest. Owing to South Sudan’s proximity to the equator, the hours of daylight remain almost constant throughout the year: the sun rises around 06.00 and sets again at 18.00.
WHEN TO VISIT SOUTH SUDAN.
If you wish to travel around South Sudan you will need to visit in the dry season at a time to visit south Sudan tribes, which starts at the end of November and lasts until late April. The wet season is slightly shorter in the north, due to its location further from the equator. Outside this period, roads (where are there are some) are frequently impassable, planes are often grounded due to poor visibility, and many villages are under a foot or more of water due to lack of drainage. If you are traveling to South Sudan to see the wildlife migrations, plan your trip for between March and April when the animals are moving from the floodplains of the Sudd wetland to the Boma National Park, or between November and early January when the same migration happens in reverse. The white-eared kob is calving in December and January, and seeing the calves could well be a highlight of your trip.
IMPORTANT ITEMS TO HAVE IN YOUR HAND LUGGAGE
• Passports, money, tickets • Sunglasses
• The medication you use at home (always in your hand luggage, just in case you lose your suitcase!) • Hand Medicine: analgesic, allergy pills, remedy for diarrhea (maybe Imodium), malaria pills, plasters, and disinfectant wipes
• Binoculars (so you get to see the leopard way out there in the tree!) • Camera and memory cards more than you expect to use, including a battery charger and a bag to protect the camera from Africa’s fine, red dust
• Shoulder bag with a sturdy strap and zip. A money belt or good inside pockets that can be zipped up • A few photocopies of all personal documents such as passports, visas, flights, travel insurance, vaccination card, international debit cards, (Master Card, Visa credit cards, etc.) driving license
• Telephone list for the immediate blocking of lost debit card and insurance • Mail addresses of those you wish to send postcards or send messages too.
• Notebook and pens • A good book or something to keep you entertained on the flight/
What Can be included in Quotation:
Airport transfers: We include arrival and departure transfers regardless of whether you book flights yourself, or we book them for you. If you’re booking them yourself, then please let us know the details so that we can arrange the transfers. Please note though that if you arrive earlier than Day 1 of the tour, and leave after the final day, we may need to make an additional charge for an airport transfer.
Accommodation as listed in the dossier. The nature of the destinations that we operate may sometimes mean that we need to change hotels, but we’ll always endeavor to keep the same standards. Please be aware that as we operate in many countries where tourism is in its infancy, hotel standards may not be the same as you’re used to elsewhere.
You will be accompanied by an English speaking guide. In case of any special guide, you will need to pay extra charges for the service.
As listed within the itinerary/dossier (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner). These will vary from trip to trip – in some areas it makes sense to include all meals while in others there is a good choice of restaurants and we feel people might like to ‘do their own thing’ now and again.
Please note that when meals are included, sometimes these will be in hotels, as often these are the most appropriate option, and will sometimes be set menus. Local restaurants are often lacking in variety, as well as the capacity to cater for groups. Only bottled water can be included and other drinks like beers are not included and are at your own expense.
Entrance fees are listed for those sites that we mention within the itinerary. If there are any other sites that you’d like to see, these would be at your own expense.
You’re not allowed to take photos without permission; we do arrange such documents and as well added on a quotation.
What cannot be included?
Visa We don’t arrange visas for our travelers, but if an invitation letter is necessary then we will arrange this for you. If you need any advice with visas then just give us a call, or write to us we can assist. Most travelers will require a visa to enter South Sudan, which is hampered by the fact that as a new country there are very few embassies. However, they can be obtained in both London and Washington. You will usually need a visa invitation or proof of a hotel reservation, which we can provide.
Visa regulations can change however and so we recommend that you contact your nearest embassy, or us, for the most up to date information.
If there is any arrival or departure taxes to pay that are not included within the cost of your ticket, you’ll need to pay this yourself.
Many of our travelers arrive from different destinations and so we don’t include international flights at the cost of our tours. If, however, you would like us to book flights for you, then just give write to us and we’ll be happy to discuss your options.
We don’t offer travel insurance but it is advisable to have it while coming for this tour and if you’re to have one we recommend that you obtain your insurance as soon as you book your trip. If you need any assistance with this, then let us know – although we can’t arrange it ourselves we can point you in the direction of a reputable provider that can assist.
Health and vaccinations
We are not medically qualified and so we recommend that you speak to your doctor or nearest health professional for advice concerning recommended vaccinations. “A Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is required for entry to South Sudan and you must bring this with you.”
The local currency in South Sudan is the South Sudanese pound, which you will not be able to obtain at home. You will need to bring US dollars for exchange purposes. You should bring clean and unmarked-notes that have been issued after 2009, otherwise, it is almost impossible to exchange them. The only real place to change money is Juba, and your guide can assist with this. Credit cards are virtually useless in South Sudan and so you should bring cash.
Culture – Language and religion
South Sudan is home to an astonishing number of different ethnic groups, all of which hold their own belief systems and speak their own languages. However, English is widely spoken in towns as a second language and is the language of government. South Sudan has a sizeable Christian population – the result of colonial interference and efforts from missionaries – but there are also Muslim minorities in the larger towns.
Eating and drinking
Juba is a fast-growing city with a multi-national population, and this is reflected in the cuisine – you can find Kenyan, Ethiopian, Italian, Indian and Chinese food here. Step outside of Juba though and it’s a different story. Typical food for the majority of South Sudanese consists of rice and meat, perhaps with beans, and there is very little variation. Sometimes you’ll also find spaghetti, and the fact that there are many Kenyans here means that ugali, a pounded starchy mass, is often on the menu. Vegetarians will find that their diet rather limited here and should be prepared for this. Outside of Juba, there are no international style restaurants and if you are not eating in the hotel it is likely to be a wooden shack with some simple tables, and a TV in the corner.
A typical meal in Juba will cost $10-15, and in a smaller town around $4-5. You should advise us when you book if you have any special dietary requirements. We will try to accommodate you as much as possible, but we cannot always guarantee this.
Luggage and packing
The first rule of packing is not to bring too much. There will be plenty of occasions where you’ll need to carry your luggage yourself and so you should be able to do this without help. Most people are surprised at how little they actually need to bring, and it’s normally possible to get laundry done along the way. It doesn’t matter whether you bring a suitcase, rucksack or holdall, but please don’t bring more than 20kg of luggage as this may be difficult to accommodate in the vehicles we use. You’ll also need a day pack.
There are no special dress rules for South Sudan, and it is almost always hot. You’ll be walking around villages when in South Sudan, and probably rocky surfaces, so do consider this when selecting shoes or boots. You will need to bring a light sleeping bag for this trip. Fitness. You don’t need to be especially fit to join our trips in South Sudan, but there will be stairs to climb, hills to walk and sites to explore, so you’ll enjoy it more if you have a reasonable level of fitness.
In South Sudan, like many of the destinations we offer, environmental thinking is not at the forefront of everyday life and you will see a lot of litter in places. However, we ask that you don’t contribute to this and to please take all litter back to the hotel where it can be disposed of properly, including cigarette butts. Especially in the larger cities, you may come across beggars. There’s no hard and fast answer on this and everyone has a different view – some feel that giving simply encourages begging while others see it as helping someone in need. Some guidebooks will tell you that you should only give if you see a local person also giving, to determine whether the beggar is genuine.
The issue is particularly difficult when it comes to children, but we’d ask that you don’t give to children as in poor communities this can often act as a discouragement to going to school. If you feel that you’d like to contribute, and then speak with your guide who will be able to make appropriate suggestions. Most people like to take photos, and it’s sometimes easy to forget that the photogenic person in front of you may not want their picture taken.
Always ask if it’s okay, and respect their wishes if they say no. You’ll often find that in remote villages or among more traditional communities the older generation, and women, in particular, are not comfortable with having their picture taken. On the subject of photography, it’s often forbidden to take photos of ‘sensitive’ areas such as military buildings or border posts, and doing so can land you in trouble with the authorities. If you’re not sure, ask your guide.
If you’re happy with the services of your guide and driver then we would recommend leaving a tip for them at the end of your trip. The amount is entirely up to you, but a reasonable amount for a group to tip would be between $150-200 – however, it is not obligatory and if you do not wish to tip then this is up to you.
When traveling to some of the destinations we offer you need to bear in mind that things won’t always work here as we’re used to them working at home. Traveling in underdeveloped and untouristed destinations requires both patience and a sense of humor. There may be problems with infrastructure, attitudes may be different, and maintenance may not be as high a standard as we would always like, but this is very much part and parcel of traveling in such a place.
In addition, roads throughout the parts of Africa that we visit are often poorly maintained (if at all!) and distances between key sites of interest can belong. Traveling in Africa can be tiring, hot and dusty at times, and inevitably it can be frustrating. While there are some issues that we are able to solve, others are intrinsic to the countries that we travel through, and you should be aware that many of the countries that we operate in cannot be compared to others on the continent that have better infrastructure – for example the popular tourist destinations of east and southern Africa.
Although traveling in these countries can at times be an ‘unpolished’ experience, this is all part of the adventure. We aim to resolve any issues as quickly as possible and putting up with a pothole (or ten) is undeniably worth it for the amazing sights and cultural experiences you will encounter along the way. South Sudan is one of the more challenging destinations that we offer, and we do not recommend this trip unless you are accustomed to traveling in Africa.
There is almost no tourist industry to speak of and therefore people are very unaccustomed to western visitors, and what they may expect in terms of service. The local authorities are likely to be rather confused by your presence and so often your tour leader will need to explain your presence to them – in addition to this they may all interpret rules and regulations differently and so what is permissible in one place may not be in another.
OVERVIEW These Terms and Conditions apply to any tours booked with Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd. These Terms & Conditions govern the contractual relationship between Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd and yourself. Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully as by booking any tour with Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd you acknowledge that you have read and understood these Terms and Conditions and you accept and agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. If you have confirmed a booking on any tours with more than one client named and booked
on such a booking, you shall be deemed to have accepted these Terms and Conditions on behalf of all clients named in the booking (including minors and those with a disability) and therefore all clients in that group indicate their acceptance and agreement to these Terms and Conditions. The client who confirmed the booking is considered to be the selected contact person for all other clients named in that booking.
1). DEPOSITS & FINAL PAYMENT
Upon booking a tour with Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd, a 30% deposit is required to secure the tour and begin the necessary booking processes and ground preparations. An invoice will be sent to the client together with the payment instructions. Final balance payment of the tour booked is required no later than 21 days before the tour starts. Bookings made within 21 days of the tour start date should be paid in full. All payments made to Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd should be free of bank charges and credit card transaction surcharges. Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd is not responsible for any charges levied or charged by third parties and/or financial institutions and payable by the client as a result of credit card or other payment transactions in connection with the purchase of a tour and will not refund or return any fees charged by such third parties in connection with payments made by clients to Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd.
2). BOOKING AGREEMENT
A booking is confirmed and these Terms and Conditions shall apply when Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd has received the applicable deposit from the client and the client has received written confirmation from Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd of such booking. The client confirming the booking must be 18 years of age and above and agrees to provide full, complete and accurate information as requested by Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd to confirm the booking.
Any client confirming a booking on any tours with more than one client named and booked on such booking represents and warrants to Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd that:
a). They have all requisite consents and authority to make such a booking on behalf of all other clients named on the booking and have communicated all necessary information to the other clients in order for them to give free and fully informed authorization to do so. b). The information that they have provided regarding all clients is complete and accurate, and they have obtained all necessary consents and permissions to share such information with Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd for the purposes of completing the booking.
3). CANCELLATION POLICY
A client may cancel their booking by notifying Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd. The applicable cancellation fees shall be determined with reference to the date on which the request to cancel is received by Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd and are expressed hereinafter as a percentage of the total price paid for the canceled tour. (i) Cancellation received 35 days or more before the tour starts: No Cancellation Fees will be charged
(ii) Cancellation received 11 - 34 days before the tour starts: 30% Cancellation Fee will be charged. (iii) Cancellation received 3 – 10 days before the tour starts: 50% Cancellation Fee will be charged
(iv) Cancellation received within 48hrs before the tours start: 100% Cancellation Fee will be charged (v) Tailor-made tours may be subject to alternative cancellation terms, which will be communicated to applicable clients at the time of booking.
4). TRAVEL INSURANCE
Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd does not provide travel insurance, therefore, the client must obtain travel insurance from their home country with the minimum recommended medical, evacuation, and repatriation coverage covering all applicable dates of any travel with Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd and this insurance must cover personal injury and emergency medical expenses. It is strongly recommended that clients also extend their coverage to include cancellation and all other expenses that might arise as a result of loss, damage, injury, delay or inconvenience occurring to the client. The cost of the tour does not include any insurance coverage for the client, and that the client is required to obtain separate coverage at an additional cost to the tour price.
When obtaining travel insurance, the client must ensure the insurer is aware of the type of travel to be undertaken so that the insurer may properly cover travel on the applicable tour.
5). MEDICAL CONDITIONS
All clients are obligated to truthfully provide requested relevant medical information to Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd upon booking their tour. Clients are responsible for assessing their own suitability and capability to participate in a tour with us. All clients should consult their physician regarding their fitness for taking part in the booked tour. Ultimate Safaris Ltd recommends all clients to seek their physician’s advice regarding necessary or advisable vaccinations, medical precautions, or other medical concerns regarding the entirety of the client’s travel with Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd. Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd does not provide medical advice. Adventure tours provided by Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd involve visiting remote or less developed regions of Africa, where medical facilities may not meet the standards of those found in a client’s home country.
The condition of medical facilities in these areas varies and Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd makes no representations and gives no warranties in relation to the standard of such facilities or medical treatment in those regions.
6). SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd will strive to accommodate the special requests of clients, including (without limitation) dietary and accommodation requests, but such requests do not form part of these Terms and Conditions or the contract between the client and Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd is not liable for any failure to accommodate or fulfill such requests.
7). PRICES, SURCHARGES AND TAXES
Due to the nature of the tourism industry in Africa the prices of the resources on which it depends, the published price of any tour product is subject to change at any time, before or after booking confirmation, up to 30 days before the departure of such a tour. Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd reserves the right to impose surcharges on any tour products, but only for reasons arising from increases in accommodation costs, transportation costs, fuel costs, dues, taxes or fees chargeable for services such as third party supplier costs, currency and exchange fluctuations, park fees, increases in taxes, or government action which impacts the price of the applicable tours, but only where the increase in question is substantial enough to warrant the right to impose these surcharges. Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd shall provide notice to the affected client as soon as reasonably possible upon learning of the necessity to impose a surcharge in accordance with this section.Upon receiving notification from Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd. the affected client(s) may elect to either: (i) cancel the applicable tour booking without incurring any penalty; or
(ii) accept the change in price. The client must notify Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd. of their election within 14 days of receipt of notice of the increase, or they shall have been deemed to have accepted the price change and have accepted liability for payment of the increase. From time to time Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd may offer reduced pricing on selected tours. The reduced pricing applies strictly to new bookings. Bookings that have already been confirmed (which for these purposes shall mean bookings in respect of which payment of at least a deposit has been received by Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd) are not entitled to the reduced pricing.
8). GUARANTEED DEPARTURES & CANCELLATION OF A TOUR BY ULTIMATE WILD SAFARIS LTD
Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd guarantees all scheduled group tour departures that have been booked by a client shall depart as scheduled (subject to reasonable itinerary changes). Brochures and other printed materials displaying tour information and departure dates are subject to change, and such dates are excluded from this guarantee. A departure shall become guaranteed once at least one client has a confirmed booking. This guarantee is not applicable in Force Majeure situations.
If a tour is canceled by Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd before the agreed date of departure for reasons not arising from Force Majeure or the fault or negligence of or within the reasonable control of the client, the client shall have the choice of: (i). accepting from Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd a substitute tour product of equivalent or superior value, where such substitute is reasonably available; or
(ii). accepting from Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd a substitute tour of lower value if no tour of equivalent or superior value is reasonably available, and to recover from Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd the difference in price between the price of the tour originally purchased and that of the substitute tour; or (iii). accepting from Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd a full refund of all monies paid for the canceled tour.
Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd is not responsible for any incidental expenses or consequential losses that the client may have incurred as a result of the canceled booking such as visas, vaccinations, non-refundable flights or rail, nonrefundable car parking or other fees, loss of earnings, or loss of enjoyment, etc. Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd reserves the right to issue a full refund in lieu of the choices above, in its sole discretion. Where after departure a significant element of the tours as described cannot be provided, Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd will make suitable alternative arrangements for the continuation of the tours.
If it is not possible to provide a suitable alternative or the client reasonably rejects any suitable alternatives, Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd will provide the client with a refund of unused tour products or tour product portions.
9). CANCELLATION OF A TOUR BY THE CLIENT
If the client is prevented through reasons completely beyond such client’s control from proceeding with a tour as booked the client may, if possible, transfer his/her tour booking to a person who satisfies all the conditions applicable to the tour, provided that the client gives notice to Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd of the client’s intention to transfer no less than 14 days before the date when the tour departure is due to take place. Where such a transfer is made, the transferring client and the transferee client shall be jointly and severally liable to Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd for payment of the price of the tour (or, if part of the price has been paid, for payment of the balance) and for any additional costs arising from such transfer. For private tours, Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd can also reserve the tour for a client should they decide to postpone the tour to a later date.
The client however will be responsible for paying cancellation fees as per the cancellation policy and also for any unforeseen extra costs which arise until the client does the tour at a later date (i.e. – accommodation costs, transportation costs, fuel costs, dues, taxes or fees chargeable for services such as third party supplier costs, currency and exchange fluctuations, park fees, increases in taxes, or government action which impacts the price of the applicable tours).
10). CANCELLATIONS AND CHANGES
The client acknowledges by booking a tour with Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd that the nature of adventure travel, especially in Africa, requires considerable flexibility and acknowledges that they will permit reasonable alterations to the tour and/or itinerary by Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd. The client acknowledges their understanding that the route, schedules, timings, accommodations, itineraries, amenities and mode of transport may be subject to change without prior notice due to circumstances or events, which may include sickness or mechanical breakdown, incidents in the location where the tour will be operated, flight cancellations, strikes, events emanating from political disputes, entry or border difficulties, extreme weather and other unpredictable or unforeseeable circumstances which are beyond the reasonable control of Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd and that Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd is not liable to any client for such changes or amendments.
Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd shall not be liable to pay any discounts or refunds for missed or unused services which were missed or unused by the client due to no fault of Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd, its suppliers, or representatives, which shall include any termination of the client’s participation in the tour due to the client’s own fault, negligence or breach of these Terms and Conditions. Although Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd will strive to ensure that the tour you have booked goes as planned, we do not guarantee that we will abide by the agreed tour itinerary and we, therefore, reserve the right to amend the tour itinerary where doing so may be necessary or advantageous. We will strive to notify you of any changes prior to the tour departure. However, Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd is not obligated to do so, nor shall not be liable to pay any refunds that may be claimed to result from such changes.
Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd is not in control of the management of the accommodation providers we use on our tours. Therefore, in some circumstances, we may be notified by our accommodation providers that our reserved accommodation is no longer available, due to reasons that are beyond our control and not the fault or negligence of Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd. In such circumstances, we will provide alternative accommodation of at least the same standard or higher standard. Where it may be absolutely necessary to amend the tour itinerary during the tour, the tour guide will arrange the best available alternative. The decision to do so will rest on the tour guide and his/her decision is final. This is mainly applicable but not limited to mountain climbing products where the guide believes the client is not able to continue with the climb due to illness, injury, extreme weather, or other factors beyond the guide’s control.
The client acknowledges that the nature of our tour products is adventurous and may involve a significant amount of risk to clients’ health and/or safety. There are dangers inherent to adventure travel generally and the client acknowledges they have considered such risks to health and safety and are willing to assume it to the full extent legally possible, by confirming their booking of this tour.
The client hereby assumes all such risk and does hereby release Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd from all claims and causes of action arising from any losses, damages or injuries or death resulting from these risks inherent in travel, including adventure travel specifically, visiting wild and remote areas, and participating in adventurous activities such as those included in the tour itineraries.
Standards of hygiene, accommodation, and transport in some areas where the tours take place are often lower than comparable standards than what the client may reasonably expect in their home country or region. The client acknowledges that the degree and nature of personal risk involved depends on the nature of the tour booked or the location(s) in which such a tour is to operate, and that there may be a significant degree of personal risk involved in travel on the tour, particularly if such a tour involves physical activities, travel to remote locations, high altitude activities or other high-risk activities, or travel areas of Africa with under-developed infrastructure.
The client acknowledges they have considered the potential risks, dangers and challenges in light of their own personal capabilities and needs, and expressly assumes the risks attendant to travel under such conditions. The client acknowledges and agrees that Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd will provide, to the best of its ability, information or guidance to the client with respect to local customs, weather conditions, specific safety concerns, physical challenges or laws in effect in any locations where tours are operated, but will not be liable if the client does not act according to the information provided.
The client must at all times strictly comply with all applicable laws and regulations of the country and regions visited on the applicable tour. Should the client fail to comply with the above or commit any illegal act when on the tour or, if in the opinion of the Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd (acting reasonably), the client’s behavior is causing or is likely to cause danger, distress or material annoyance to others, Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd may terminate that client’s travel arrangements on any tour immediately without any liability on Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd part and the client will not be entitled to any refund for unused or missed services or costs incurred resulting from the termination of the travel arrangements, including, without limitation, return travel, accommodations, meals, and/or incidentals.
Clients agree that they are responsible for any costs incurred by Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd, as a result of damage, destruction, theft, or excess cleaning fees caused or occasioned by the client while on tour. Clients agree to immediately report any pre-existing damage of this kind to staff of the accommodation, transportation service, or facility (as appropriate) and/or an Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd representative as soon as possible upon discovery by the client.
Client agrees to take all prudent measures in relation to their own safety while on any Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd tour, including, but not limited to, the proper use of safety devices such as seatbelts, harnesses, and helmets, and obeying all posted signs and warnings in relation to client health and safety. Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd, nor its Third Party Suppliers shall not be liable for any failure on the client’s part to comply safety instructions or recommendations of Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd or its Third Party Suppliers.
Client agrees to bring any complaints regarding a tour to Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd as soon as possible in order to provide Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd with the opportunity to address such complaint properly. Client agrees to inform the head guide or other designated Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd representative at the earliest opportunity. Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd assumes no liability for complaints that are not properly brought to the attention of Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd with sufficient notice for Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd to resolve or attempt to resolve any client complaints. Any complaint made after the completion of a tour must be received in writing by Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd within 30 days of the end of the tour in question.
13). THIRD PARTY SUPPLIERS
Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd makes arrangements with accommodation providers, activity providers, airlines, coach companies, transfer operators, shore excursion operators, tour and local guides, and other independent parties (“Third Party Suppliers”) to provide you with the travel services and other services you purchase or which form the component parts of your product Tour. Third Party Suppliers may also engage the services of local operators and/or sub-contractors for the provision of travel services that form part of the tour(s). Although Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd takes all reasonable care in selecting Third Party Suppliers, Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd is unable to control Third Party Suppliers and do not supervise Third Party Suppliers and therefore cannot be responsible for their acts or omissions.
The travel services and other services provided are subject to the conditions imposed by these suppliers and their liability is limited by their tariffs, conditions of carriage, tickets, and vouchers and international conventions and agreements that govern the provision of their services. These may limit or exclude the liability of the supplier. Client acknowledges that Third Party Suppliers operate in compliance with the applicable laws of that particular country visited and Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd does not warrant that any Third Party Supplier is in compliance with the laws of the client’s country of residence, or any other jurisdiction. To the fullest extent permissible by law, Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd is not liable and will not assume responsibility for any claims, losses, damages, costs or expenses arising out of inconvenience, loss of enjoyment, upset, disappointment, distress or frustration, whether physical or mental, resulting from the act or omission of any party other than Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd and its employees. For clarity, neither Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd nor any carrier is liable for the acts or omissions, whether negligent or otherwise, of Third Party Suppliers or any independent contractors.
Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd is not responsible for any damages, expenses, losses, or claims which are attributable to the fault of any client, the unforeseeable or unavoidable act or omission of a third party unconnected with the provision of any services that form any part of the tours, or a force majeure event. Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd shall have no liability for loss, theft of or damage to baggage or personal effects of Clients while participating in a tour. Clients should not leave personal belongings unattended in any public areas, on board any mode of transportation, or elsewhere, and are responsible at all times for their own effects and belongings. Ultimate Safaris Ltd cannot accept responsibility for and in no event shall be liable for loss or damage of valuables or other articles left in or on facilities used by Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd such as hotels, homestays, vessels, expedition vehicles, or any other mode of transportation.
In the event that any loss, death, injury or illness is caused by the negligent acts and/or omissions of Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd or of the third-party suppliers of any services which form part of the Contract Then Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd limits its liability, where applicable by all applicable International Conventions.
15. FORCE MAJEURE
Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd shall not be liable in any way to the client for death, bodily injury, illness, damage, delay or other loss or detriment to person or property, or financial costs both direct and indirect incurred, or for Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd failure to commence, perform and/ or complete any duty owed to the client if such death, delay, bodily injury (including emotional distress or injury), illness, damage or other loss or detriment to person or property is caused by Act of God, war or warlike operations, mechanical breakdowns, terrorist activities or threat thereof, civil commotions, labor difficulties, interference by authorities, political disturbance, howsoever and where so ever any of the same may arise or be caused, riot, insurrection and government restraint, fire, extreme weather or any other cause whatsoever beyond the reasonable control of Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd; or an event which Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd or the supplier of services, even with all due care, could not foresee.
16). IMAGES AND MARKETING
The client agrees that while participating in any Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd tour, images, photos or videos may be taken by other clients and/or Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd representatives or Guides that may contain or feature the client in part or in whole. The client acknowledges that they consent to any such images, photos and videos being taken and grants a perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide, irrevocable license to Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd, its affiliates and assigns, to reproduce for any purpose whatsoever (including marketing and promotions), in any medium whatsoever, whether currently known or hereinafter devised, without any further obligation to the client or compensation payable to the client.
Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd reserves the right to update and/or alter these Terms and Conditions at any time and shall post the amended Terms and Conditions on the Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd Website. Any such amendment shall take effect 10 days following their posting to the Website. The latest Terms, as amended, may be accessed any time on the Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd website, or will be sent to clients upon their written request to Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd. Clients shall be deemed to have accepted any amendments to these Terms and Conditions on the date that is 10 days after their posting on the Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd website. Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd recommends that all clients refer to the Terms and Conditions prior to their travel to familiarize themselves with the most up-to-date version of the Terms and Conditions.
FIVE REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT SOUTH SUDAN!
Attend a wrestling match, perhaps the most sport in the country, wrestling competitions are the major event in town of Bor in South Sudan.
Explore sudd wetland and Nimule National park; get a canoe to explore the habitants of the world’s largest wetland, bird species like the rarer shoebill and as well explore Nimule national park flora and fauna.
Witness the world’s largest animal migration; forget Serengeti and Masai mara’s wildebeest migration- for the world’s largest mammal migration head to boma national park.
Hike Imatong Mountain, still in its infancy, like south Sudan itself, there is a burgeoning hiking scene in the forests of the mountain, whose peaks offer spectacular views over the plains into Uganda.
Expedition to south Sudan tribes, Observe an unchanged way of life at cattle camps, the majority of Mundari and Dinka tribe remain nomadic farmers, so their cattle camp offer a fascinating view into a traditional way of life and show the importance of cattle to the tribes.