Why visit South Sudan?
Our South Sudan holidays and tours take you just about as far off the beaten track as it is possible to go, visiting tribal groups that haven't changed their lifestyles much in centuries. For those of you who have seen everything, the chances are that you've not been to South Sudan.
The world's newest nation has only officially existed since 2011 and tourism here is a word that is met with rather blank stares. South Sudan's 'wild east' is home to the Mundari, Dinka, Jiye, Lutoko, Boya, and Toposa one of the most traditional ethnic groups in all of Africa, and travelling this far feels rather like getting to the end of the earth.
Although virtually devoid of traditional 'sights' the country's highlights are its myriad peoples, from the wrestling Cattle keeper of Mundari to the Boya in their picturesque villages, most of whom will rarely have encountered outsiders before. Our South Sudan holidays are exploration at another level from anything you may have experienced before.
There are few places left in Africa that compare to South Sudan, a wild and untamed world that is home to some of the continent’s most traditional ethnic groups, living in the same way as their ancient forefathers.
Based on our own personal experience of the world’s newest country, this South Sudan tour takes you deep into the tribal heart of a truly fascinating part of the continent.
From the boom South Sudan capital City of Juba we head east to the land of the Toposa people, an intensely traditional group related to both the Turkana of Kenya and the Surma of Ethiopia, who decorate their faces and bodies with elaborate scarifications that almost defy belief.
You will spend time exploring their villages and meeting tribal elders before returning westwards, visiting other ethnic groups such as the Boya and Lotuko along the way, learning about the challenges of life here, and seeing a side of Africa that few people will ever be privileged enough to witness.
Finally, we travel to the homelands of the Mundari people, known for their distinctive tribal scarring and the regular wrestling contests that take place between their villages – we should be able to witness one of these incredible spectacles!
This is not always an easy journey – infrastructure is often lacking and visitors virtually unknown – but without a doubt is one of the most exciting you are likely to make.