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 tourists.
3 Hours Before Flight Time
DAY 1 EUROPE – JUBA
Arrive in Juba, the capital of South Sudan. The guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. Depending on time of arrival we have an option of exploring Konyo Konyo market, the biggest one in Juba. Introduction to South Sudan’s ethnic diversity. We can take a drink at the nearby Da Vinci hotel to have a panoramic vision of Juba bridge over the Nile. Accommodation: Royal Palace Hotel
DAY 2JUBA – TEREKEKA
After breakfast we shall depart to terekeka town the capital of the Mundari people. it’s a five hour drive and we shall have our lunch break in a special local restaurant (naivasha restaurant) we shall proceed and introduce our selves to the local authority before later driving to Nyikabor village .where we shall the nights having an authentic Mundari cultural experience overnight camping in Camping tents
DAY 3 MUNDARI CATTLE CAMP
We will reach a cattle camp to admire the Mundari traditional. The Mundari are predominantly cattle keepers. The cattle is their everything. It’s a sign of prestige, they use them as dowry and source of income, we shall spend the day trying to learn and
understand more about the Mundari culture we shall Visit small Mundari villages where facial and body scarification are still practiced to this day. Evening dinner in Mayong.
Accommodation: tents .FB
DAY 4TEREKEKA – JUBA
Breakfast and early morning visit to the cattle for pictures. Farewell to the Mundari tribe and long drive back to Juba while in juba. Overnight In Royal Palace Hotel
DAY 5 TO JUBA – KAPOETA (FLIGHTS )
On this day we shall take our flight to kapoeta which is Far East and is in the border with Kenya. The flights are scheduled for Tuesday Wednesday Thursday and Saturday. The flight always leaves at 9am and takes 1hr to arrive kapoeta town. we shall check in at mango camp . We shall visit the tribal market to introduce us to the toposa people. In the evening we shall visit a toposa village overnight in MANGO CAMP at mango camp there power 24hr and proper shower and internet
DAY 6 KAPOETA TO BOYA
After Breakfast. We shall Visit tribal Kapoeta villages in the morning before they go to the fields. to experience their daily life. The Toposa continue to dress in their traditional clothes (leather or cotton) and pierce their lips and scarify their arms, chests, and faces. Each and every scarification is a work of art. Toposa village. After the visit we shall drive to Camp15. From there we visit Boya tribal villages. The Boya are similar to the Toposa but speak a different language and decorate their hair in a particular manner. But what makes the main difference is their architecture style. The Boya are magnificent architects and their houses are well built and nicely decorated. Accommodation: tents. FB
DAY 7 BOYA – LOTUKO MOUNTAINS (4H)
Breakfast. After the visit to the Boya tribe we drive to Lotuko Mountains. We will leave the car at the foot of the rocky hills and climb (easy climb) for 20 minutes to Ilieu village, a traditional Lotuko village that is a jewel for nature and architecture lovers. In reminds in some way to Machu Pichu in Peru. Wall made of rocks, nicely positioned to adopt to the mountain geography. It is a stunning place and we believe it is worth spending one night with the community. Dinner and traditional music and dances in the evening. Accommodation: tents. BB
DAY 8 LOTUKO MOUNTAINS TORIT
Breakfast. Last visits around the village and even to higher points of the mountain. We shall say fair well to the lotuko and then we transfer to Torit town Accommodation: Hotel. TORIT HOTEL BB
DAY 9 TORIT – JUBA
After break we shall embark on a long drive back to juba through amazing land
scapes. Overnight at Royal Palace Hotel
DAY 10 JUBA TO EUROPE
Breakfast. Morning visit to John Garang’s –founding Father of South Sudan- mausoleum (no pictures allowed) and some shopping at one of the few artisan places in Juba. Transfer to the airport. Flight back home.
-The order of visits and excursions can be modified according to local conditions
(i.e. state of roads, market days…).
-If some visits and / or tours could not be done due to external conditions, they
will be replaced when possible.
-There are long distances between cities and towns, and often roads or tracks
are in bad conditions.
-Clients will bring their own sleeping bag for camping days
-It is highly recommended to bring a sole big bag for the trip plus one or two back
-Meals code: breakfast + accommodation (BB), half board (HB), full board (FB)
OPTIONAL DONATIONS FOR LOCAL POPULATION:
Anti – malaria drugs.
Anti septic spirit.
Traditional tobacco that can be bought in Juba