10 Days Epic South Sudan Tribes Expedition Itinerary

We will visit some of the most ancient and culturally preserved tribes in Africa on our 10-day South Sudan Tribes Expedition. Nobody has been to South Sudan, the newest country in Africa, yet. You can look forward to seeing the Mundari and Dinka, two of Africa’s most indigenous peoples. The Mundari are a nomadic cattle herder clan that inhabits isolated areas north of Juba, the capital of South Sudan, along the White Nile River. Living primarily on milk rather than meat, the Mundari subsist on their enormous herds of sacred cattle that graze on rich river terrain. The Mundari enjoy wrestling and singing as pleasures, and they use ash to massage their cows every morning to keep insects and flies at bay.

On this 10-day South Sudan Tribes adventure, you will also have the opportunity to meet the Boya, Lotuku, and Toposa tribes, three more traditional groups residing in the hills of Eastern Equatoria state.

10 Days South Sudan Tribes Itinerary Highlights

  • Day 1: Welcome to South Sudan
  • Days 2: Juba to Terekeka ( Mundari Tribe )
  • Day 3: Mundari Cattle camp Experience
  • Day 4: Transfer to Juba
  • Day 5: Juba to Kapoeta
  • Day 6: Kapoeta to Boya
  • Day 7: Boya to Lotuko Mountains
  • Day 8: Tranfer to the Aiport flight back home
  • Day 9: Transfer to Torit
  • Day 10: Transfer to Juba

10 Days South Sudan Tribes Expedition Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Juba the Capital of South Sudan

Juba is the capital of the youngest nation in Africa, and our crew will be waiting at the airport to greet you. Juba is also one of Africa’s most rapidly expanding cities. Assuming you get there at the right time, you may be able to tour the city that the colonialists used as a trade center in the 1800s.

The Konyokonyo market and the mausoleum of John Garang, a founding father of South Sudan who perished in an airplane crash shortly before the country gained its independence, are among the few sites to visit.

Day 2: Transfer to Mundari Cattle Camp ( Terekeka)


You will have breakfast early on this day of your 10-day South Sudan tribes trip before setting off for Terekeka town, the capital of the Mundari people. After a five-hour trip, we will stop for lunch at a local favorite, Naivasha. After lunch, we will meet with the local authorities to introduce ourselves and continue on to Nyikabor village. in which we will spend the nights under canvas tents immersed in traditional Mundari culture.

Day 3: Full Day Mundari Cattle Camp ( Terekeka)

We will visit a cattle camp to learn about the Mundari culture. Primarily, the Mundari are pastoralists. Their world revolves on the livestock. We will spend the day visiting small Mundari villages where scarification is still practiced to this day, learning about their culture and how they utilize them as dowry and a source of money. Scarification is a sign of prestige for the Mundari.

Accommodation: tents .FB

Day 4: Full Day Mundari Cattle Camp ( Terekeka)

Having breakfast and taking pictures of the cattle first thing in the morning. Saying goodbye to the Mundari people and beginning the long journey back to Juba. Staying the Night at the Royal Palace

Day 5: Juba to Kapoeta with light aircraft

We will be taking a flight to Kapoeta, an East African city on the border with Kenya, on this day of your 10-day South Sudan Tribes expedition. Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday are the days when the flights are planned. Consistently departing at 9 in the morning, the flight to Kapoeta Town takes 1 hour. Let’s meet up at Mango Camp to check in. We will meet the toposa folks at the tribal market. After a day of exploring the toposa village, we’ll spend the night at MANGO CAMP, where we’ll have access to 24-hour electricity, clean showers, and the internet.

Day 6: Kapoeta to Boya

The 10-day South Sudan Tribes expedition will begin with a morning visit to tribal Kapoeta communities before they head out to work the fields. to learn about their routines. To this day, Toposa women still wear leather or cotton traditional clothing, and many of them have scarifications on their faces, chests, and arms rather than their lips. Scarifications are all artistic creations. Toposa town. We are going to drive to Camp 15 after the tour. Then we go to the tribal communities of the Boya people. Similar to the Toposa, the Boya have a distinct language and a unique way of decorating their hair. However, the architectural style is the key differentiator. Beautifully constructed and tastefully furnished, the Boya are master architects.

Accommodation: tents. FB

Day 7 : Boya – Lotuko mountains

Aerial view of a Lotuko tribe village in the mountain, Central Equatoria, Illeu, South Sudan

First meal of the day. Going to the Lotuko Mountains is the next stop after our Boya tribe tour. The historic Lotuko town of Ilieu is a treasure trove for architecture and wildlife enthusiasts; we’ll leave the car at the base of the rocky hills and climb (easy climb) for twenty minutes to get there. Machu Pichu in Peru comes to mind somewhat. A rock wall that has been thoughtfully placed to fit in with the mountainous terrain. We think you should spend at least one night there with the locals because it is a breathtaking location. Afterwards, supper and a performance of traditional dances and music.

Accommodation: tents. BB

Day 8 : Lotuko Mountains to Torit

First meal of the day. Finally, excursions to the hamlet and even higher mountain peaks. After bidding farewell to the lotuko, we will make our way to Torit town.

Accommodation: Hotel. TORIT HOTEL BB

Day 9 : Transfer to Juba

The 10-day South Sudan Tribes tour comes to a close today. We have a long journey back to Juba via breathtaking terrain planned for after the break. A stay at the Royal Palace Hotel

First meal of the day. Visiting the mausoleum of John Garang, the founding father of South Sudan, in the morning (photos are not allowed) and then going shopping at one of the few spots in Juba where you can find artisanal goods. Ride to the departure point. Return journey.

End of the 10 Days South Sudan Tribes Expedition Itinerary

What’s included

  • All transfers
  • Accommodation in hotels and tents.
  • Meals
  • Tour Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • Travel and photography permits
  • 4×4 + Fuel
  • Daily activities on the itinerary
  • Gifts for the tribal chiefs: local tobacco and salt

What’s excluded

  • International flight
  • Meals and drinks that are not specified on the program (recommended to bring energy biscuits, dried fruits)
  • We facilitate the invitation letter required for the visa
  • Tourist visa but we can facilitate in obtaining an invitation letter required for visa

Important to Note

  • 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.
  • It is highly recommended to bring a sole big bag for the trip plus one or two backpacks.
  • Meals code: breakfast + accommodation (BB), half board (HB), full board (FB)