The Stories Behind Unexplored South Sudan Tribes
South Sudan is a newly established independent country, with six national parks but with a number of challenges especially of infrastructure causing problems to visitors that try access these parks. 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.
The country has a spectacular great River Nile flowing gently through it, on which various water sports can be enjoyed, a vast wetland that is inhabited by numerous birds plus many more attractions. The list below highlights some of the best tourist attractions in the country.
Juba is South Sudan’s capital city and so far the fastest developing in the whole world. There are quite a number of investment opportunities, numerous natural resources, the amazing hotels, night clubs, restaurants, plus many more tourist attractions. There are a number of administrative offices in this city plus it being a booming trading center in Africa. There are a number of public transport services like buses to take you around the city. The people are so hospitable and very welcoming. Juba is certainly a city you should never miss while in Sudan.
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Best South Sudan Tours
Top South Sudan tribes with amazing cultural features and untouched tribal groups
The Dinka Tribe Tour
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 Didinga Tribe Tour
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 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.
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 Mundari Tribe Tour
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 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.