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South Sudan's Wildlife and Culture

Embark on an extraordinary 12 Days South Sudan Tour to the heart of South Sudan, a land of enchanting landscapes, vibrant cultures, and untamed wilderness. Brace yourself for an immersive journey that will take you through bustling cities, remote tribal villages, and breathtaking natural wonders.

Delve into the depths of Juba, the dynamic capital, where ancient traditions meet modern aspirations. Witness the majesty of Boma National Park’s wildlife as you embark on thrilling safari drives. Immerse yourself in the daily rituals of the Mundari and Dinka tribes, learning about their rich cultural heritage and time-honored customs.

Traverse the rugged terrain of the Lotuko Mountains, and be captivated by the serene beauty that unfolds before your eyes. Drift along the White Nile River on a tranquil boat cruise, surrounded by nature’s splendor. Explore the wild wonders of Nimule National Park and conquer the heights of Mount Lolim. Prepare for an unforgettable expedition through South Sudan, where every moment unveils a new chapter in a story waiting to be told.

12 Days South Sudan Tour Safari Highlights

  • Day 1: Arrival in Juba
  • Day 2: Juba City Tour
  • Day 3: Bahr el Jebel Boat Cruise on the White Nile
  • Day 4: Boma National Park
  • Day 5: Mundari Cattle Camp
  • Day 6: Dinka Tribe Experience
  • Day 7: Boya Tribe Encounter
  • Day 8: Lotuko Mountains
  • Day 9: Nimule National Park
  • Day 10: Hike Mount Lolim
  • Day 11: Leisure Day in Juba
  • Day 12: Departure from Juba

Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Juba

Welcome to South Sudan! Day 1 marks the beginning of your incredible 12 day journey through this captivating country. As you arrive at Juba International Airport, be prepared to be swept away by the warm hospitality and vibrant atmosphere that awaits you. After a smooth transfer to your hotel, take some time to relax and acclimate yourself to the city’s rhythm.

In the afternoon, pay homage to the nation’s founding father at the John Garang Memorial, a powerful tribute to a pivotal figure in South Sudan’s history. As the sun sets, venture into the bustling local markets, where colorful displays of traditional crafts, textiles, and spices ignite your senses. Indulge in the flavors of South Sudanese cuisine, savoring dishes that blend local ingredients and culinary traditions. Let the vibrant ambiance and tantalizing aromas envelop you, signaling the start of an unforgettable adventure in South Sudan.

Day 2: Juba City Tour

Get ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of Juba, the bustling capital city of South Sudan, on Day 2 of your captivating 12-day itinerary. With a knowledgeable guide leading the way, embark on a comprehensive city tour that unveils the rich history and cultural heritage of this dynamic metropolis. Begin your exploration at the bustling Konyo Konyo Market, a vibrant hub where local vendors showcase an array of goods, from fresh produce to traditional crafts.

Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere as you interact with friendly locals and discover unique treasures to take home as souvenirs. Continue your journey to the Juba National Museum, where captivating exhibits bring to life the country’s past and present, showcasing archaeological artifacts and cultural treasures.

Delve deeper into South Sudan’s history at the South Sudan National Archives, a repository of documents and records that shed light on the nation’s journey. Day 2 in Juba promises to be a captivating blend of history and culture, setting the stage for an unforgettable South Sudanese experience.

Day 3: Bahr el Jebel Boat Cruise on the White Nile

Prepare for an enchanting day as you embark on a captivating Bahr el Jebel boat cruise along the pristine waters of the White Nile River on Day 3 of your remarkable 12-day South Sudan tour. Step aboard a comfortable vessel and let the gentle current guide you through a landscape of awe-inspiring beauty. As you sail along the meandering river, be captivated by the breathtaking views that unfold before your eyes.

Lush greenery, towering palm trees, and cascading waterfalls paint a picture of tranquility and serenity. Keep your eyes peeled for the local riverine wildlife that call this area home – watch as graceful birds take flight, pods of playful hippos bask in the sun, and gentle crocodiles glide through the water. Your journey will take you to small islands that dot the river, where you can disembark and immerse yourself in the peaceful surroundings.

Feel the soft breeze on your skin, listen to the soothing sounds of nature, and take a moment to appreciate the unspoiled beauty that surrounds you. Whether you choose to simply relax and absorb the tranquility or venture into the island’s interior for a leisurely stroll, this experience promises to be a true escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Day 4: Boma National Park

Embark on a thrilling adventure into the wild heart of South Sudan on Day 4 of your captivating itinerary as you journey to Boma National Park. Nestled in the eastern part of the country, this pristine wilderness beckons with its untamed beauty and diverse wildlife. Traverse rugged terrain as you embark on an exhilarating safari drive through the park’s vast expanse, where every turn holds the promise of incredible encounters. Keep your eyes peeled for majestic elephants gracefully roaming the savannah, elegant giraffes gracefully bending their necks to reach foliage, and graceful antelopes darting through the grasslands.

The park’s abundance of wildlife will leave you in awe, offering a rare glimpse into the natural wonders of South Sudan. Amidst this breathtaking landscape, take a moment to pause and savor a delightful picnic lunch. Let the tranquil surroundings and captivating views enhance your culinary experience, creating memories that blend the flavors of the land with the beauty of the wilderness.

Day 5: Mundari Cattle Camp

On Day 5 of your captivating 12 day South Sudan tour, prepare to immerse yourself in the fascinating world of the Mundari people as you visit a traditional Mundari cattle camp. This unique cultural experience offers a glimpse into the age-old practices of cattle herding and the profound connection between the Mundari and their livestock.

As you step into their camp, be greeted by warm smiles and a sense of community that permeates the air. Engage with the Mundari people, renowned for their intricate body scarification and elaborate traditional attire, and listen to their captivating stories as they share their customs and traditions passed down through generations. Observe the rhythmic dances that echo the heartbeat of their culture, witnessing the grace and energy that infuse their movements. Learn about the sacred bond between the Mundari and their cattle, understanding how these animals play an integral role in their daily lives and cultural identity.

This immersive encounter provides an intimate understanding of the Mundari way of life, offering a profound appreciation for their resilience and deep-rooted traditions. Day 5’s visit to the Mundari cattle camp is an opportunity to forge connections, celebrate diversity, and embrace the rich cultural heritage that South Sudan has to offer.

Day 6: Dinka Tribe Experience

Day 6 of your immersive South Sudan tour takes you on a captivating journey into the heart of the Dinka tribe, a pastoral community rich in traditions and cultural heritage. The Dinka, the tallest tribe in the world, are the largest ethnic group in South Sudan, making up about 18% of the population, and are known for their tall stature, with the average Dinka man being over 6 feet tall.

Travel to a Dinka village and prepare to be enveloped by the warmth and hospitality of this remarkable tribe. Immerse yourself in their daily way of life as you gain a deeper understanding of their cattle herding practices, which hold immense significance within Dinka society. Witness firsthand the symbiotic relationship between the Dinka people and their cherished livestock, learning about the vital role these animals play in their livelihoods and cultural identity.

Engage in traditional activities that connect you with their heritage, such as milking cows and crafting handmade items. Embrace the rhythmic pulse of their songs and dances, and let the vibrant colors of their traditional attire leave a lasting impression. This immersive experience offers a rare opportunity to forge meaningful connections and appreciate the resilience and pride of the Dinka tribe. Day 6’s Dinka tribe experience promises to be a transformative encounter, leaving you with a profound appreciation for the interplay between tradition, community, and the natural world in South Sudan.

Day 7: Boya Tribe Encounter

Embark on a remarkable journey to a traditional Boya tribe settlement on Day 7 of your captivating South Sudan Tour. The Boya tribe of South Sudan in Boya hills are a tall, muscular people who are known for their elaborate hairstyles and intricate scarification patterns. Venture deep into the heart of Boya territory, where ancient customs and a strong sense of community thrive. As you arrive, be welcomed with open arms by the Boya people, known for their warm hospitality and rich cultural heritage. Engage in meaningful conversations and gain profound insights into their way of life, traditions, and values.

Discover the intricate knowledge and farming techniques that have sustained the Boya for generations, and learn about the profound significance of agriculture in their culture. Witness firsthand the harmony between humans and nature as they cultivate their land with care and precision. Immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of their traditions, marveling at their unique craftsmanship and artistry.

Day 8: Lotuko Mountains

Day 8 of your captivating 12 day South Sudan itinerary takes you to the breathtaking Lotuko Mountains, an enchanting region nestled in eastern South Sudan. As you journey through the picturesque landscape, be prepared to be awestruck by the natural beauty that surrounds you. Lace up your hiking boots and embark on a memorable trek through the rugged terrain, immersing yourself in the splendor of the Lotuko Mountains.

Marvel at the panoramic vistas that unfold at every turn, as rolling hills, cascading waterfalls, and vibrant flora paint a captivating canvas. Along the way, encounter the Lotuko people, a community deeply connected to this magnificent land. Engage with them and gain insights into their cultural heritage, as they share stories and traditions that have been woven into the fabric of their existence. Witness the resilience and ingenuity of the Lotuko people as they navigate the challenges of living in harmony with nature.

This immersive experience offers an opportunity to appreciate the profound bond between the land and its people, leaving you with a deep sense of admiration for the Lotuko’s rich cultural legacy. Day 8’s exploration of the Lotuko Mountains promises to be a transformative journey, where the beauty of nature intertwines with the vibrant tapestry of South Sudan’s cultural heritage.

Day 9: Nimule National Park

Day 9 of your captivating 12 day South Sudan itinerary invites you to explore the wonders of Nimule National Park, situated along the border with Uganda. Prepare for an unforgettable wildlife adventure as you venture into this biodiverse haven. Begin your exploration with an exhilarating safari drive, where you’ll have the opportunity to encounter magnificent elephants, mighty buffalos, and an array of bird species soaring through the skies. Keep your camera ready to capture the awe-inspiring moments that nature graciously presents.

As you traverse the park’s rugged landscapes, immerse yourself in the serenity of the surroundings and marvel at the interconnectedness of the diverse ecosystems. To further deepen your connection with nature, embark on a guided nature walk, led by experienced local guides who will unveil the secrets of the park’s flora and fauna.

Listen to the harmonious melodies of birdsong, breathe in the fresh air, and appreciate the intricate balance of life within this remarkable ecosystem. Day 9 at Nimule National Park promises to be a day of thrilling wildlife encounters and a profound appreciation for the splendor of South Sudan’s natural treasures.

Day 10: Hike Mount Lolim

Day 10 of your exhilarating 12 day South Sudan tour beckons you to conquer the majestic Mount Lolim, one of the highest peaks in the country. Prepare for an adventure filled with excitement, challenge, and breathtaking views. As you travel to the base of Mount Lolim, anticipation fills the air, fueling your determination to reach its summit. Lace up your hiking boots, adjust your backpack, and embark on a challenging ascent that will put your physical endurance to the test. Step by step, you’ll navigate rugged trails, overcome obstacles, and persevere through the steep inclines. With every stride, you’ll be rewarded with stunning panoramic views that stretch as far as the eye can see.

Reach the summit and feel an overwhelming sense of accomplishment and awe as you take in the awe-inspiring vistas that surround you. From this vantage point, witness the grandeur of South Sudan’s natural landscapes, where rolling hills, lush green valleys, and distant horizons blend harmoniously. Let the exhilaration of conquering Mount Lolim fill your heart, as you celebrate the triumph of your ascent. Day 10’s hike up Mount Lolim promises an unforgettable adventure that pushes your limits, rewards your efforts, and leaves you with a lasting sense of achievement in the midst of South Sudan’s captivating beauty.

Day 11: Leisure Day in Juba

Day 11 of your captivating 12 day South Sudan itinerary invites you to unwind and savor the vibrant atmosphere of Juba, the capital city. After your exhilarating adventures, take a well-deserved leisure day to relax and explore the city at your own pace. Stroll through the bustling streets, soaking in the vibrant energy that fills the air. Immerse yourself in the local culture as you visit shops and markets, browsing for unique souvenirs and mementos to commemorate your journey.

Discover the Juba Peace Village, a symbol of hope and resilience, where you can learn about the nation’s journey towards peace and reconciliation. Pay a visit to the Jubek Tomb, the final resting place of General Joseph Lagu, the first president of the High Executive Council of the Southern Sudan Autonomous Region.

As the day unfolds, treat yourself to the delectable flavors of South Sudanese cuisine, indulging in traditional dishes that showcase the diverse culinary tapestry of the region. Savor the tantalizing spices, fresh ingredients, and unique flavors that will transport your taste buds on a delightful journey. Day 11 in Juba offers the perfect opportunity to reflect on your incredible experiences, collect souvenirs, and indulge in the vibrant charm of the city, creating lasting memories before concluding your South Sudan adventure.

Day 12: Departure from Juba

Day 12 marks the conclusion of your captivating 12 day South Sudan tour. Before bidding farewell to this remarkable country, take a moment to reflect on your journey and soak in the final experiences. Begin your day by visiting the iconic Freedom Square, a symbol of the nation’s struggle for independence and the enduring spirit of its people. Let the significance of this historic site resonate with you as you contemplate the journey South Sudan has undertaken. Afterward, it’s time to make your way to Juba International Airport for your departure flight.

As you transfer to the airport, take one last glimpse of the vibrant landscapes, the warm smiles, and the captivating culture that have left an indelible mark on your heart. Bid farewell to South Sudan, carrying with you the unforgettable memories of your journey, the lessons learned, and the connections made. Reflect on the diverse experiences, the awe-inspiring landscapes, and the incredible people who have enriched your time in this beautiful nation. As you embark on your onward journey, carry the spirit of South Sudan within you, and may it inspire you to embrace adventure, celebrate diversity, and cherish the profound moments that travel brings. Thank you for choosing Laba Africa Expeditions.

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