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15 Days Best of South Sudan Tour-Mundari cattle Camp,Toposa,Jiye,Larim,Lotuko

 Juba, South Sudan
 01st Feb - 31st Aug

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15- Days  South Sudan Tour

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We invite you to join the 15 Days Best of South Sudan Tour-Mundari cattle Camp, Toposa, Jiye, Larim, Lotuko, An ethnographic route to discover some of Africa's most traditional tribes. South Sudan is Africa's newest country and it has not yet been discovered by tourism.

We will bring adventurous travelers to the virgin territory of Mundari cattle herders, the tallest people on Earth, who still live in the Stone Age on the banks of the mighty White Nile river in full unity with their livestock, and discover four other traditional tribes hidden in the hills of Eastern Equatoria state. What to Expect South Sudan Best season: November - April

Discover the virgin territory of Mundari cattle herders, the tallest people on Earth, who still live in the Stone Age on the banks of mighty White Nile river in full unity with their livestock. They are famous for their numerous cow herds, kept with Kalashnikov guns, and elaborative vernacular architecture.

Explore Toposa and Jiye tribal villages – the most authentic tribes of the "Karamojong cluster", which also includes the Karamojong people of Uganda, the Nyangatom people in southwestern Ethiopia, and the Turkana people of Kenya. Larim tribe populated the Boya Hills area – one of South Sudan's most traditional groups, who still practice nose and lips piercing.

The Mountain Kingdom of Ilieu ruled by a priest-king, and the Lotuko tribe in the mountainous region with Imotong Mountain, the highest mountain in South Sudan. Living in the cattle herders camp following nomads in the swamps of the White Nile river, by small canoes crossing the river and reaching the surrounding islands. The world's newest country! If you have less time you can join this short tour to Mundari cattle camp.

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Tour Overview

Availability

Oct 19 - Mar 21

Duration

15D/14N

Pickup Location

Pickup available from airport and transport by road.

Language

English

Car PickUp

Available

Tour Guide

Included

Included

  • ALL MEALS DURING THE SAFARI, WHILE IN OUR MOBILE CAMP AND BOTTLED WATER, ICE MAKERS.
  • INDIVIDUAL TENT WITH COT BED THAT HAS MATTRESS, SHEETS, PILLOW (BLANKETS OR SLEEPING BAGS ARE NOT NECESSARY)
  • MOBILE ENCLOSED SHOWERS, TOILETS, TOWELS AND BODY & HAIR SHOWER SOAP.
  • ALL PARK FEES.AND PHOTO PERMIT
  • INTRODUCTION LETTER TO GET YOUR VISA.
  • TRANSLATORS FROM THE LOCAL TRIBAL LANGUAGES TO ENGLISH
  • DRIVERS/GUIDES THAT ARE KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT THE WILDLIFE AND TRIBES
  • FULL MOBILE KITCHEN WITH CHEF AND HELPER.
  • GAME VIEWING (MOST GAME VIEWING WILL BE FROM THE 4X4 VEHICLES, HOWEVER THERE MAY BE SOME SHORT DISTANCE WALKING TO REACH PARTICULAR AREAS).
  • GAME VIEWING (MOST GAME VIEWING WILL BE FROM THE 4X4 VEHICLES, HOWEVER THERE MAY BE SOME SHORT DISTANCE WALKING TO REACH PARTICULAR AREAS).
  • 220 AND 110 VOLT POWER TAKES OFFS TO CHARGE CAMERA BATTERIES
  • SHADED DINING AREA WITH CAMP CHAIRS, TABLES AND LANTERNS.
  • RECHARGEABLE LANTERNS
  • 4X4 VEHICLES FROM JUBA AIRPORT TO JUBA AIRPORT. MOST OF THE PARKS IN SOUTH SUDAN HAVE NO ROADS SO WE NAVIGATE BY GPS WHEN SEARCHING FOR WILDLIFE.
  • LAUNDRY AS WEATHER PERMITS.
  • ARMED FOREST RANGERS GUIDES

Excluded

  • AIRFARE TO JUBA (SEE OUR PAGE ON THIS SUBJECT IN THIS WEB SITE -"FLYING TO SOUTH SUDAN")
  • SOUTH SUDAN VISA (SEE OUR PAGE ON THIS SUBJECT IN THIS WEB SITE - "VISAS, ENTRY PERMITS...")
  • ENTRY LETTER TO BOARD THE AIRCRAFT TO JUBA (SEE OUR PAGE ON THIS SUBJECT IN THIS WEB SITE) (THE ENTRY LETTER IS NOT NECESSARY IF YOU HAVE A VISA)
  • ANY HEALTH EXPENSES FOR ILLNESS OR ACCIDENT INCLUDING MALARIA PREVENTION, YELLOW FEVER INOCULATION, HOSPITALIZATION, DOCTOR CONSULTATIONS, EMERGENCY EVACUATION COSTS.
  • CHECK WITH YOUR HEALTH INSURANCE IF YOU ARE COVERED WHILE TRAVELING, IF NOT WE RECOMMEND YOU OBTAIN HEALTH INSURANCE WHILE YOU ARE IN SOUTHERN SUDAN.
  • ANY COSTS FOR DELAYS CAUSED BY AIRLINES, WEATHER, MUD, POLITICAL OCCURRENCES, LOST LUGGAGE. (SUCH AS EXTRA CHARGES FOR: HOTELS, MEALS, TAXIS, AIRLINE FEES TO CHANGE TICKETS)
  • ANY COSTS FOR RESCHEDULING SUCH AS IF YOU’RE ARRIVING IN JUBA EARLY OR DEPARTING LATER OF THE SCHEDULED DATES.
  • HARD LIQUOR
  • TIPS
  • USE OF SAT PHONE IN CAMP $4 USD PER MINUTE

Itenary

Day 1
  • 08:00 AM

    DAY 1. ARRIVAL IN JUBA
    Arrive by air in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, the youngest country on Earth. Ultimate Wild Safaris guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the Royal Palace hotel. Arrange travel permits (stamp in the passport). The rest of the day is free to relax or explore.

    Dinner and overnight in the hotel Royal Palace.
    Meals: lunch (if needed), dinner
    Accommodation: Hotel Royal Palace in Juba

Day 2
  • 08:00 AM

    DAY 2. DOMESTIC FLIGHT TO KAPOETA FROM JUBA
    In the morning, after breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your domestic flight to Kapoeta (2 hours flight), to the eastern part of the country. Kapoeta is an ideal base to explore Toposa tribal territory.

    The Toposa are Turkana speaking cattle-rearing people that have resisted western influence to this date. Toposa have traditionally lived by herding cattle, sheep, and goats, and in the past were involved in the ivory trade.

    They have a tradition of constant warfare, usually cattle raids, against their neighbors. Depending on arrival time, we can visit the first Toposa tribal village.

    Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
    Accommodation: Mango camp

Day 3
  • 10:00 AM

    DAY 3, 4 AND 5. KAPOETA. TOPOSA AND JIYE TRIBES
    Three full days to explore Toposa and Jiye tribal villages. The Toposa and Jye belong to what has been called the "Karamojong cluster", which also includes the Karamojong people of Uganda, the Nyangatom people in southwestern Ethiopia and the Turkana people of Kenya.

    The Toposa economy and social life revolve around herding livestock, including cattle, camels, donkeys, goats, and sheep. Boys are first given care of goats and sheep, then graduate to looking after cattle when they come of age. Possession of cattle, along with possession of a loaded gun, are the main measures of status and wealth. Cattle are central to Toposa culture.

    The Toposa have always competed for water and pasturage with their neighbors, and have always engaged in cattle rustling. The Toposa also pan for gold and other precious minerals in the stream beds.

    Both Toposa and Jiye tribes continue to dress in their traditional clothes (leather-beaded skirts) and pierce their lips and scarify their arms, chests, and faces. Each scarification is a work of art. Visit different communities and enjoy the intense welcome dances.

    Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
    Accommodation: tents and Mango camp.

Day 6
  • 08:00 AM

    DAY 6. KAPOETA – BOYA HILLS. LARIM TRIBE
    After breakfast drive (2 hours) to Boya Hills to meet the Larim (Boya) tribal minority. Larim speak Murle and are excellent architects. They also pierce their nose and lips and scarify their bodies.

    Larim keep cattle and grow seasonal crops, such as sorghum, maize and beans. Widowed women wrap vegetable cords around their legs and head. Larim is considered one of South Sudan's most traditional groups.

    Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
    Accommodation: tents

Day 7
  • 08:00 AM

    DAY 7. BOYA HILLS – ILIEU KINGDOM. LOTUKO TRIBE
    After breakfast drive (4 hours) to the mountain kingdom of Ilieu ruled by a priest-king. Interesting 14th Century stone walls. Explore the village and meet the Lotuko people.

    Lotuko people are a Nilotic ethnic group that populates the region characterized by ranges and mountain spurs such as the Imotong mountain, the highest mountain in South Sudan.As agro-pastoralists, they keep large herds of cattle, sheep and goats, and supplement this with hoe-farming, hunting, and fishing.

    The land is owned by no single person, but in trust by the community. In the mountains, after finding a site, the group decides the boundaries of each person's garden, with certain areas being fallow for a number of years.

    Lotuko's religion is based on nature and ancestor worship that is deeply rooted in their ethnic identity.

    Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
    Accommodation: tents

Day 8
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 8. ILIEU KINGDOM – TORIT
    Breakfast. After last visits around the village, farewell from the mountain kingdom and drive (2 hours) to the town of Torit. En route we can see the local life. Check-in at Torit Hotel. Dinner in Northern Sudanese restaurant on the main colonial street.

    Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
    Accommodation: Torit hotel

Day 9
  • 08:00 AM

    DAY 9. TORIT – JUBA
    After breakfast long drive (8 hours) to Juba. En route stops in town, such as Liria. Reach Juba and check-in in the hotel. Dinner in Da Vinci restaurant with nice views over Nile River and old metal bridge (the only place in Juba to take pictures of the Nile).

    Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
    Accommodation: hotel Royal Palace.

Day 10
  • 08:00 AM

    DAY 10. JUBA – TERAKEKA
    Breakfast and drive by 4x4 vehicles to the South Sudanese bush. 4 hours drive to Mundari tribal territory. Reaching Terakeka, regional capital, walk around the market to meet the first Mundari tribal people. After having checked with the local authorities drive to a cattle camp to spend the night.

    Full day to see aspects of the Mundari daily lifestyle. Mundari are a small ethnic group related to the Nilotic peoples. Mundari, together with neighboring Dinka people, are sometimes noted for their height. With the Tutsi of Rwanda, they are believed to be the tallest people in Africa.

    The traditional Mundari tribal lands are located roughly 75 kilometers north of Juba, the capital of South Sudan, and are centered on the town of Terekeka in the state of Central Equatoria. The land, like much of South Sudan, is predominantly flat and marked by occasional isolated large hills. The low-lying land contains many rivers and lakes and provides a very fertile basis in support of cattle grazing.

    Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
    Accommodation: tents

Day 11
  • 08:00 AM

    DAY 11,12 AND 13. EXPLORE TERAKEKA AND MUNDARI TRIBE CATTLE CAMPS.
    Three full days we stay with Mundari tribe. We will set the camp on one side of White Nile river and by small canoes cross the river to other side and to the islands. We will also follow the nomads with their cattle.

    Visit the camp and small Mundari villages where facial and body scarification are still practiced to this day. Mundari villages are also interesting because of vernacular architecture: huts, black and white totems, and granaries beautifully built.

    The Mundari, like other nilotic tribes, are very cattle-oriented: cattle serves as food, a form of currency and a mark of status. Marriages are arranged by the prospective groom offering cattle to the bride's family and husbands may take as many wives as they can support.

    The Mundari engage in perennial cattle raiding wars with the neighboring Dinka during the dry season. In order to secure their cattle, Mundari men at night take their weapons and go to the bush.

    Mundari have kept alive animistic religion while the neighboring Dinka have lost most this traditional ways due to war and conversion to Christianity.

    In common with other nilotic tribes in Sudan, the Mundari practice ritual scarification as a rite of passage into adulthood for young men. The typical Mundari scar pattern consists of two sets of three parallel lines, each on either side of the forehead, extending in a downward slope and unconnected in the middle.

    Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
    Accommodation: Tents

Day 14
  • 08:00 A.M

    DAY 14. TERAKEKA – JUBA.
    Breakfast and farewell from Mundari land. Last pictures of the landscape: forested savannah and the mighty White Nile river. Drive to Terakeka and further to Juba. The rest of the day you will relax at the hotel or have juba city tour.

Day 15
  • 08:00 A.M

    DAY 15.Departure.
    At the arranged time transfer to the airport, ultimate wild safaris driver guide will transfer you for scheduled departure time for your flight back home, hence calling it end of South Sudan tour.

    Meals: breakfast, lunch
    Accommodation: day use hotel

    Please note:
    The order of visits and excursions can be modified according to local conditions (i.e. state of roads, market days etc.).

    If some visits and/or tours could not be done due to external conditions, they will be replaced when possible.
    We can as well tailor make your tour to best suit your interests, share with us your travel date, budget and time.

  • Mario

    29th May, 2020

    Successful Adventure with Ultimate wild safaris, photo tour to mundari cattle camp, Toposa, emolo and juba city tour, Planning to come back soon for another adventure .

    5.0
  • Karen

    29th May, 2020

    We had a very successful photography tour to south sudan in january 2020 with my friends, and Musa was an amazing guide, everything were well arranged , i recommend ultimate wild safaris!

    5.0
  • Karen

    29th May, 2020

    We had a very successful photography tour to south sudan in january 2020 with my friends, and Musa was an amazing guide, everything were well arranged , i recommend ultimate wild safaris!

    5.0
  • sabstian

    25th May, 2020

    we had a successful 15 days south sudan tour with ultimate wild safaris, everything were well organised ,thanks team for pulling out a successful trip, cheers

    5.0