The ethnicity of South Sudan is rich and diverse. There is 64 tribes or ethnic groups which are native to South Sudan. Many of these ethnic groups share common culture, very closely-link cultural traits with intelligible languages which forming distinct larger family units of Tribes in South Sudan. In this article, we have put together all the 64 tribes in South Sudan and some of which are very traditional living a life they have lived for centuries. You have to visit them before modernization unfortunately destroyed them
Like other Nilotic tribes, are very cattle-oriented: cattle serves as food, a form of currency and a mark of status. Marriages are arranged by the prospective groom offering cattle to the bride’s family and husbands may take as many wives as they can support. The Mundari engage in perennial cattle raiding wars with the neighboring Dinka during the dry season. In order to secure their cattle, Mundari men at night take their weapons and go to the bush. Mundari practice ritual scarification as a rite of passage into adulthood for young men. The typical Mundari scar pattern consists of two sets of three parallel lines, each on either side of the forehead, extending in a downward slope and unconnected in the middle.
The most prominent tribe in South Sudan is Dinka. The Dinka surrounding the central swamps of the Nile basin primarily in South Sudan. They speak a Nilotic language classified within the Eastern Sudanic branch of the Nilo-Saharan languages and are closely related to the Nuer. Numbering some 4,500,000 in the early 21st century, the Dinka form many independent groups of 1,000 to 30,000 persons.
The Toposa and Jiye belong to what has been called the “Karamojong cluster”, which also includes the Karamojong people of Uganda, the Nyangatom people in south western Ethiopia and the Turkana people of Kenya.The Toposa economy and social life revolves around herding livestock, including cattle, camels, donkeys, goats and sheep. Boys are first given care of goats and sheep, then graduate to looking after cattle when they come of age. Possession of cattle, along with possession of a loaded gun, are the main measures of status and wealth. Cattle are central to Toposa culture. The Toposa have always competed for water and pasturage with their neighbors, and have always engaged in cattle rustling.
Larim speak Murle and are excellent architects. They also pierce their nose and lips and scarify their bodies. Larim keep cattle and grow seasonal crops, such as sorghum, maize and beans. Widowed women wrap vegetable cords around their legs and head. Larim is considered one of South Sudan’s most traditional groups.
Lotuko people are a Nilotic ethnic group that populates the region characterized by ranges and mountain spurs such as the Imotong mountain, the highest mountain in South Sudan.As agro-pastoralists, they keep large herds of cattle, sheep and goats, and supplement this with hoe-farming, hunting, and fishing. Land is owned by no single person, but in trust by the community. In the mountains, after finding a site, the group decides the boundaries of each person’s garden, with certain areas being fallow for a number of years.
The Acholi people (also spelled Acoli) are a Nilotic ethnic group of Luo peoples (also spelled Lwo),This ethinic group can be found in Magwi County in South Sudan and Northern districts of Uganda like Agago, Amuru, Guru , Nwoya Omoro and others. Most of the Acholi are in Uganda side since 2.1 millions of them were registerd as Ugandan while in South Sudan, there are only 45,000 accoding to the 2000 population census in South Sudan
Adio (also called Iddio or Makaraka) are an ethnic group indigenous to Central Africa, closely related to the Azande or NiamNiam, occupying the Bahr-el-Ghazal west of Lado. They came originally from the country of the Kibas, north of the Welle River. They do not extract the incisors.Currently, they form part of the population of the South Sudanese state of Central Equatoria. The Adio speak Kakwa and Mundu but they are not Kakwa.
The Adio number a few hundred and are found in Yei River District along the Yei – Maridi road. They are agrarian and engage in subsistence agriculture producing cassava, telebun, maize, sorghum, beans, and sweet potatoes. The area where Adio live is infested with trypanosomaisis (sleeping sickness) resulting from tse-tse flies.This is responsible for the decline in their numbers. Indeed, the Adio have been marked for extinction by many. The diminishing of the community partly due to the endemic diseases and migration to towns where many of their elite have assimilated into the Bari speaking communities.
Aja of South Sudan are different from those of Benin and Togo. They are small ethnic community divided into two sections: The largest section living close to the Banda inhabits the upper parts of Sopo River; The smallest section is found scattered around Raga town.The Aja economy like others, are predominantly agrarian and their activity is essentially subsistence. They keep fowl and goats.
Anyuak Tribe of South Sudan and Ethiopia are heavily reliant on their rivers and have subsistence economies. They cultivate their crops along the sides of rivers, which gives them a reliable and effective supply of food.
The Anuak people hunt the animals that are looking for streams during the dry season. They engage in a lot of fishing when it is not the dry season. Additionally, the Anuaks time the migration of their livestock according to the season (migrate in dry the dry season). Because the Anuak people prioritize agriculture above cattle, they do not have as much livestock as most other civilizations, hence the movement of domesticated animals is not as significant to them as it is to other societies. To address their financial needs, the Anuaks participate in agriculture, gathering, pastoralism, hunting, and fishing.
The Anuak villages have minimal contact with the outside world and are quite close-knit. The Headmen who oversee the villages are readily removed from office if the populace finds them to be unacceptable. The Anuak people have relatively democratic systems of self-government. [Reference needed] Because of their prior interactions with the Ethiopian government and other ethnic groups that live on the same land, the Anuaks have a tendency to distrust strangers.
The Kuku are a Karo people tribe from South Sudan. They live in Kajokeji County, Central Equatoria State’s agricultural lands. The Kuku speak a Bari dialect that is also known as Kuku.
They are primarily a farming people who rely on mixed farming. During the rainy season, they grow a variety of food crops, including sorghum (also known as dura in Sudan), maize, millet, cassava, sweet potatoes, and beans (loputu). During the dry season, they manage a small herd of cattle, goats, and sheep. The Kuku are excellent beekeepers. During the dry season, they also engage in collective hunting with bow and arrow. Their hunting methods also include trapping animals in nets.
The Kuku number about 20,000-30,000 and a few of them are found in West Nile District of Uganda. The Kuku were part of a larger group known as the Bari-. There was a lot of infighting among the larger group, so they decided to split up into areas where each group felt more at ease. The Kuku were the people who made the decision to move south and settle. There are well-known rainmakers in the tribe. Following the first Sudanese civil war in 1972, an agreement was reached among South Sudanese groups, and prominent members of the Kuku joined the leadership of South Sudan.
During the day, men usually go hunting or farming. Women spend the majority of their days farming and doing other household chores. Women arrive home one hour earlier than men to begin preparing the day’s meal. Young boys and girls are free to play and frequently assist with household chores. A father will occasionally take his son to teach him how to hunt and farm. A mother instructs her daughters on how to perform household chores. Adults must work together as a community to help the village survive. Elders maintain tribal/community law and order.
Lango is a Paranilotic language-speaking community that originated in South Sudan. They are agriculturists on the move. The Lango live in Imatong State’s Ikwoto County. This region borders Uganda to the south, and its people share ancestors with the Lango of Uganda. The Lango are a group of between 25,000 and 30,000 people who live on the eastern bank of Equatoria’s Equatoria Dongotono Mountain. Isoke, Agoro, Logire, and Ikotos are their major cities, in addition to the smaller towns that each of the 13 or more clans that make up the Lango people calls home.
In many facets of social organization, the Lango are similar to the Lotuka. The population is divided up into exogamous agnatic clans, some of which have animal ties and transform into such after passing away. Although the Lango have age divisions, they do not observe the Lotuka’s “new fire” rite. The initiates spend five days alone in the wilderness subsisting solely on foraged foods before returning to a feast of goat flesh that has been slain but not skinned, distinguished by their service as senior age-class servants.
Age-class matters in conflict, cattle raids, and other social gatherings. It is also related to certain personality traits and manners. No Lango is allowed to flirt with women his age. The death penalty may be used to punish such adultery. Before initiation, women and young people are not permitted to milk cows. Except for a month following a boy’s birth, when the mother brings the kid and rubs oil on the logs on which the men sit as well as the child’s feet and chest, no woman is allowed to enter or sit in the clubhouse (nabali). Then, when he gets older, he joins the clubhouse.
About 30,000 in numbers, the Lokoya, an ethnic group that split off from the Otuho people, live in the region of South Sudan between Jubek State and Eastern Equatoria State. The name by which the people are known is Lokoya. It is a mispronunciation of the moniker “Akokoya,” which the Bari gave them in reference to their livestock rustling activities.
They live in the valleys and hills east of Juba in the Torit district of the east bank of Equatoria. They are included in the ohoryok group of the Lotuka sub-ethnicity. Liria and Ngangala are the two principal towns of the Lokoya. The Lokoya subscribe to a traditional governance system which combines spiritual, political and administrative authority. The monyomiji – ruling age set, wield power over a period of 25 years after which, the younger age-set takes over.
The Lopit are an ethnic group in South Sudan’s Eastern Equatoria State. They are traditionally known as donge (plural) or dongioni (singular). The Lopit population ranges from 160,000 to 200,000 people, who live in the Lopit Mountains, which extend from the east to the north of Torit. The Lopit area is bounded to the north by Pari, to the north and east by Tennet, to the north and east by Bari, to the north-west by Lokoya and Otuho, to the south by Otuho and Dongotono, and to the east by Toposa and Boya. Lopit is made up of 55-57 villages. Imehejek is the county seat of Lopa and is located in the Lopit area. The Lopit area is divided into six administrative areas: Imehejek, Lohutok, and Obunge (south), Arilo (partly north), Longiro, and Bule.
The Lopit are agro-pastoralists who practice traditional agriculture as well as livestock rearing in a hilly environment. These socioeconomic occupations take place on both mountain slopes and plains. Sorghum, bulrush, millet, pumpkin; groundnuts, simsim, and okra are the main crops. They also collect forest products such as honey and shea nuts, from which they extract oil. The Lopit, like other groups in the area, hunt extensively. They trade in a variety of commodities, including cattle, groundnuts, sorghum, honey, chicken, handicrafts, okra, calabashes, hoes, and tobacco.
The Lopit are extremely proud of their cultural identity, which influences the majority of their attitudes and social interactions. Their material culture (particularly that of the southern Lopit) is similar to but distinct from that of the Otuho (especially in central and northern Lopit). They practice several cultural initiations, including naming initiation in childhood, adulthood, camp initiation (i.e. Mangat), and age-set initiation.
The Lotuko or Latuka, also known as the Othuo, are a Nilotic ethnic group from South Sudan’s Eastern Equatoria state. Their population ranges from 500,000 to 700,000. Otuho villages include Oronyo, Oudo, Langairo, Tirangore, Hiyala, Obira, Abalua, illieu, Ifwotu, Imurok, Offi, Oming, Oguruny, illoli, Murahatiha, chalamini, Burung, Haforiere, Hutubak, Oriaju, Olianga, and Hidonge. They communicate in Otuho.
The Lotuka live in villages. There are sixteen known such villages, the most important of which are Iliu, Hiyala, Lobira, and others in terms of population dominance. According to the 1983 population census, the Lotuka number between 69,000 and 75,000 people, who live in sixteen villages and Torit town.
The primary function of a kobu or chief is to make rain, but among the Lotuka, as opposed to other neighboring tribes in the district, where the kobu rarely has any power outside his function, chiefs have always wielded considerable political power. Nobody can be a truly efficient rainmaker unless they are descended from rainmakers on both sides. Chiefs always marry the daughter of a chief or rain-maker as their primary wife. In this regard, women have equal power to men, and the district has three female rainmakers.
The Lugbara are an ethnic group primarily found in Uganda’s West Nile region, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and Morobo County Republic of South Sudan. They speak the Lugbara language, a Central Sudanic language related to the Madi, with whom they share many cultural similarities. They are also found in South Sudan, where they go by the names Mundu and others. A leopard is the Lugbara’s cultural symbol. They are well-established subsistence farmers. Cassava has replaced rice as the traditional staple. Millet, sorghum, legumes, pigeon peas, and a variety of root crops are also grown.
Before cassava was introduced to the Lugbara to alleviate famine in the 1960s when cereal [millet and sorghum] failed due to drought, millet and sorghum were their staple foods. Chicken, goats, and cattle are also important at higher elevations. Grown are groundnuts, simsim[sesame], chick peas, and sweet potatoes. Tobacco is an important cash crop, and maize is grown for brewing beer. Avocado, pineapple, and mangoes are new emerging crops. Traditionally, surplus foodstuffs were exchanged locally through gifts between kin and barter with others.
The clan is the highest social organization among the Lugbwara, and it is normally led by the clan leader known as the Opi. Members of the same clan share common ancestors and agnatic lineage. The clan elders wielded power over political and social affairs, as well as the ability to curse and punish disobedient members. The Lugbwara had a clientage system (amadingo) in which the rich looked after the poor and destitute. If such clients wanted to stay in the system, they could be given land and dowry.
According to the 1983 census, the Lulubo are an ethnic group of 30,000 to 40,000 people living in Eastern Equatoria state, South Sudan. Lulubo land, now known as Lomega Payam of Juba County, is located to the south-east of Juba. The people call themselves Olu’bo, but their cousins and neighbors, the Madi, refer to them as Lulubo, which translates to “far people.” (Lulu means “far away,” and ‘ba means “people”).
The Lulubo society, while distinct from their neighbors the Bari and Lotuka, is organized and heavily influenced by these neighboring communities. Some of their social and cultural practices resemble Lotuka’s. The Lulubo engage in hunting, which is both a cultural practice and an economic activity. Despite the fact that the age-set system has become an important factor in the socio-political management of the Lulubo society, unlike the Lotuka, the elders retain their power as the main decision-makers on community concerns.
The Mabaano, also known as ‘Burun,’ ‘Maban,’ or ‘Chai,’ are a Nilotic people who live in the plains between the Nile east of Renk and the Ethiopian Highlands. They number around 100,000 people and are made up of several independent groups. In Southern Blue Nile, the Burun group (Uduk, Jumjum, Ragreg, Ganza, Mopo, and Mayak) is found in the following settlements: Wullu, Buot, Gowali, Wedega, Mayak, Mapo, Karenkaren, Kurmuk, Yabus, Jorot, and Jale; while in Upper Nile, the groups are Mabano, Buldid, and Maiwut. Maban (Buny), Kigale, and Dago are the other major towns. South Sudanese
The Maban land consists of flat plains between the Nile and the Ethiopian Highlands’ foothills. The vegetation ranges from poor to rich savannah, and the area receives sufficient annual rainfall to support agricultural practices. The economy is primarily subsistence-based, with sorghum, maize, sweet potatoes, pumpkins, and simsim being the main crops. The Maban raise pigs and fowls for domestic consumption and trade with their neighbors. Clans are formed in Maban society based on matrilineal lineages. Agrarian societies must have social values related to agricultural production, hunting, and so on. The Maban have two major social events each year:
The first is the feast of sacrifice, confession, and blessing (kornga). Each year in October, the community confesses and asks God for forgiveness for the previous year’s sins and wrongdoings. They also ask for tolerance and good health for both humans and animals. People go to a nearby stream very early in the morning to wash away all the bad things. When they return to the farm, they slaughter animals, drink sorghum beer, and dance (dukka-conkon). People dress up in their best clothes and bead decorations for this ceremony (burngo). The second is the harvest feast (Gatti) which is performed in December. In this ceremony the matured boys and girls are prepared for marriage; animals are slaughtered; food and beer served. The boys and girls appear in their smartest look, wearing necklaces (linyan).
The Mà’di people live in South Sudan’s Pageri County and Uganda’s Adjumani and Moyo districts. The area stretches from Nimule on the South Sudan-Uganda border to the Nyolo River, where the Ma’di mix with the Acholi, Bari, and Lolubo. It runs from Parajok/Magwi to Uganda across the Nile from east to west. The Madi people live in the Torit district, where the Nile River makes a sharp bend into Uganda. They can be found in Uganda’s west Nile districts of Moyo and Adjumani.
The recently concluded 22-year civil war has reduced the number of Madi in Sudan, and the majority of their villages are now occupied by displaced people from other parts of the South. The Madi’s social and political structure is intertwined with spirituality, which informs their attitudes and traditions. The society is divided into chiefdoms, each of which is led by a hereditary chief known as the Opi. The Opi wielded both political and religious authority.
The rain-makers, land chiefs – vudipi (who wields significant power over the land), and chiefs are thought to retain similar powers after death. There was a hierarchy of spirits that corresponded exactly to the society’s hierarchy of authority. The Madi’s social and political structure is intertwined with spirituality, which shapes their attitudes and traditions. The society is divided into chiefdoms, each of which is led by a hereditary chief known as the Opi. The Opi wielded both political and religious authority. The rain-makers, land chiefs – vudipi (who wields significant power over the land), and chiefs are thought to retain similar powers after death. There was a hierarchy of spirits that corresponded exactly to the society’s hierarchy of authority. The Opi (Chief/King) is Madi’s highest authority; he is followed in rank by the community of elders who are in charge of resolving disputes in the clans/villages.
We have experienced adventurous gorilla trecking, chimpanzee tours, safari accompanied by waterbuffalo, pumba, giraffe, antilops etc encounter that has made our trip supercool I appreciate to have Martin as a… read more local fixer/guide/driver who was familiar in topics, flexible in unusual clients requests and cheerful guy that is soooo needed when travel long hours in a van.Samuel also was cooperative and reliable too
18 days with tent on top of the car with driver. Our driver Alonso helped us and guided us at all times! Good tips for sleeping, where to eat… read more and buy!!! In the safaris he knew all the parks very well and was passionate about birds!!! Agustin and Silvia from Spain we return in love with this country and its nice people!!! Thanks Alonso and Samuel!!! from Laba Africa Expedition!!
We had a 8-day wonderfull travel in Uganda, so well organized by LABA Africa. If you want to discover Uganda, choose this company, and you will have the… read more best experience ever.
We visited Bwindi Forest National Park with gorilla trekking – unforgettable -, beautiful Lake Bunyonyi – with a refreshing swim -, cykling safari between zebras, giraffes, antilopes and birds and finally boat trip to the source of the river Nile in Jinja.
All guides were knowledgeable and took very well care of us, espacially Robert, our excellent driver and guide for the whole tour.
The accomodations were perfect, confortable rooms, helpful staff and good food.
It’s amazing to be able to get so close to the animals, and experence the beautiful landscape and scenery of Uganda.
Thank you so much, Samuel and Robert.
AMAZING journey with Laba Africa all around Uganda for 21 days !! – We’ve had the chance to travel with ALONSO from LABA AFRICA for 21 days all around Uganda. We have met a lot of turists along our trip and I can… read more assure you one thing… LABA AFRICA is THE best company to discover Uganda.
Communication is really easy with Samuel (Laba’s Boss). He will take care of the itinerary, chimps and gorilla’s permits and will advise you perfectly on what to do, what to expect, and will make sure to answer all of your questions before your arrival.
Samuel even bought a Sim card for us to make sure we could get internet data as soon as we arrive in Entebbe Airport.
Our guide was Alonso.
Alonso is our best guide ever… We’ve traveled in a lot of countries, but I can assure you Alonso knows his country better than any other guide. He is very open minded and is able to talk for hours about everything related to his country (way to live, politics, economy, religion, local us and beliefs, etc.).
Alonso is also a true legend all around his country, he knows someone at every places we have been.. he knows perfectly all the natural reserve and taught us many things about the animals during our safaris.
He is an excellent driver.
If your are planning to come in Uganda and do self driving… Please don’t.. The roads are terrible and I wouldn’t advise anyone that is not used to it to drive on these roads by himself.
The car that Laba Africa provided us was amazing. Big SUV with 4 wheel drive with an open roof and a tent on the roof (amazingly comfortable).
The car is very comfortable and safe. Laba Africa even provided us sleeping bags (for the roof tent), cooler, camping chairs, cooking gaz and all the ustensiles we needed to cook ourself.
Alonso and the company has always been attentive to our wishes, needs and desires and is really customer focused.
During our trip, we’ve met a lot of locals, and it has been an amazing human adventure. Uganda is not only a destination to see animals and wildlife, it’s also a beautiful country that has so many to offer (waterfalls, landscape, tea fields, lakes, mountains, volcana, natural reserve, culture, traditions, people, local dance, music, crafts, hikings, cycling, rafting, boats trip, etc.)
Here are the main places we’ve visited : Kidepo National Park, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Murchinson Falls National Park, Queen Elisabeth National Park, Bwindi Forest, Bigodi Village, Kibale, Lake Mburo National Park, Sipi Falls, Jinja, Kampala.
Among our best memories, we will remember for ever our homestaying with a lovely local family within the Bigodi community, our night safari in Queen Elizabeth NP with the Lions turning around the car, and the quiet Jinja city on the Nile.
We really wanted to spend some time with locals and share a night with them. Laba Africa never organise Homestaying before. We’ve asked Alonso if it was possible. Of course, he made it possible because Alonso would make anything possible for you. So i wanted to thank him again because he made this trip amazing for us and now we keep this experience as our best memory from this trip.
Our trip was supposed to end on the 31st of December as our flight was very early in the morning on the 1st of January.
Alonso drove us to Samuel’s house. Samuel and Morgan (Sam’s GF) cooked for us for lunch and have spend the 31st of December with us. They’ve made a city tour for us, drove us to the craft market in order to buy some gifts for our family before our departure.
And the cherry on the cake… They took us with them in a party to show us “how we celebrate new year Eve in Uganda”. It was on the best rooftop of Kampala, to watch the midnight fireworks.
Honestly, do you know some company that can offer you such experience?
Don’t make a mistake and hire Laba Africa for your journey in Uganda, and please, stay at least 2 weeks if you want to discover most of the things this country has to offer.
Thank you again Samuel, Morgan and Alonso.
I will not forget you guys and I wish you the best for the future, you deserve it!!
Hope to see you again.
we keep in touch
We experienced a very well organized 9-day trip with a driver& guide (Robert) filled with amazing experiences like game drives, chimpz and gorilla tracking and boat safaris. The communication… read more with Laba Africa was very smooth and they tailored the trip according our wishes. The guide was very flexible and came up with ideas and options while on the road. We really appreciated him being with us. The Laba Africa guide had a vast knowledge about flora and fauna and was happy to answer all our questions. The accomodations chosen and booked by Laba Africa were absolutely stunning with very helpful staff.
Laba Africa planned a (4 days, 3 nights) trip to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest with a stop in Lake Mburu (Uganda’s smallest national park). We had a great and friendly guide… read more in Alonso, who was very organized and patient. Making a stop in Lake Mburu breaks up the long drive to Bwindi, and is a great opportunity to get very close to giraffes and many other animals in the park. The gorilla trek itself was amazing and surreal getting very close to a gorilla family. All the lodges booked by Laba Africa, were in beautiful and serene locations with nice rooms, friendly staff and good food! After my third trip with Laba Africa, I would recommend them to anyone any day!
Great 3day trip go Murchison national park and falls! Also passed by rhino sanctuary on our way there. Really liked our driver and guide (Robert) who drove is there safely… read more and found tons of animals for us to see in the park.
Robert was a great guide. We went on Safari at Murchison and to the rhino sanctuary. The bGreat food and company. 10/10
On the way to the safari we went to the rhino sanctuary which was a cool experience. We slept at Fort Murchison which was a really good place to stay… read more in. The next day we went on the safari trip and a boat trip which was amazing. We saw so much animals.
Our guide, Robert, really gave us the best experience one could get.
Really recommend going with Laba!
I certainly got way way more than I imagined on this trip. I seen it on YouTube but not many indulge how fantastic the service this company has provided. My… read more guide Patrick was 10 out of 10. Friendly, informative and never refused an activity I wanted to see or do absolute gentleman. Then little did I know I was going to be provided with bony a top top quality chef. I was expecting package meals but no the food was excellent that I actually gained weight on this trip. I travelled the world but must say this company really exceeded my expectations.
Sam put together a perfect itinerary for our mother-daughter trip. Alonso took us around Kampala and showed us the main sights (Buganda kingdom, the mosque and bustling downtown Kampala), and… read more Robert took us to Murchison Falls National Park, then to Jinja and our final destination Entebbe (4 days). We had such a wonderful time and loved every minute of it: the roadside life, the food, the nature, the magestic animals, the friendly people – everything. They say that once you have experienced Africa, you will always feel a tug to return. Be prepared Laba!
My mom and me went on a two nights trip to Murchison Falls for safari and it was amazing! Sam organized a great trip for us and the communication was… read more very smooth the whole way. Our guide Robert was so nice and we saw so many animals each day. Sam also organized a city tour in Kampala for us and we also went to Jinja on a boat trip to see the source of the Nile, the local markets, and ate Ugandan food. Every part of our holiday was amazing and I would recommend Laba to anyone travelling to Uganda (and elsewhere)!!
I went on a two day Safari in Lake Mburo with Laba Africa Expeditions and it was an amazing trip. Everything was organized very well and our guide Samuel was… read more wonderful and came with suggestions during the trip and listened to our wishes as well. I would recommend this to everybody who wants a fun, safe and amazing safari. Even the rangers at Lake Mburo was great. I had not expected a safari to be such a incredible experience but it really was!
Samuel is the real fixer in Uganda! Within a week he got me the Gorilas permit to Bwindi. He also advised me in anything else I needed.
Adam, my… read more driver who took me from Kigali (Rwanda) to Bwindi, crossing Uganda’s border, became a friend. Is the best guide to move you around! Truly recommend both of them. Laba africa is the best!
We rented a car with roof tent for three weeks and I can highly recommend Laba Africa.
Great advise for trip preparation and replied instantly to all our (many) question… read more by whatsapp. Also arranged for gorilla trekking which was very pratical.
Car turned out to be great, no mechanical problems. Our rooftent was never used before it was brand-new.
Uganda is a beautiful country with very friendly population. We had a great time.
We went three friends on a safari to Murchison Falls (2 nights) and we had the best time. Everything was timed and organized to the last detail by Sam –… read more the best guide and the best company. We saw so many animals and it was an incredible experience for all of us. Sam was very knowledgable about the animals and the nature in general, which added to the whole experience. We stayed in a great lodge just outside the park. There was great food and a nice pool! We would definitely recommend this trip to anyone!
Christopher and I have been filming in Uganda for the past week, and the excellent results we got wouldn’t of been possible without Laba Africa. Top professionals who made our… read more work trip go super smooth. We would highly recommend them to other media professionals.
We rented a car from Laba Africa. They are very service minded and nice people. The car was kept in good condition. Recommended
We hired a land cruiser with a tent on the roof. The car and tent were great and pick up and drop off were very smooth- they met us at… read more our hostel each time.
We had a wonderful time with Laba Africa. From the beginning till the end of the trip we felt welcomed and very comfortable.
The accomodations we‘re well chosen and they… read more even prepared a surprise for our honeymoon :).
Samuel and our driver Alonso know a lot about the country and their way of presenting it to us was very pleasant.
The gorilla trekking in bwindi forest was definitely the highlight of our trip. Only after 30 minutes of walking we met the gorilla family and the rangers made sure that all of us could take nice pictures of the animals without disrespecting their personal space. We can really recommend the Bakiga Lodge for the Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi. The staff was really friendly and the food was great. The view from the top is breathtaking and the lodges are lovely decorated.
All in all a trip we‘ll never forget.
The gorilla trekking with Laba Africa was absolutely gorgeous. We were lucky to find the family after just 20 minutes of walking through forest. The rangers were always helping us… read more to get great pictures and they knew much about the animals.
Our driver Alonso was also very kind and gave us many valuable information on the pearl of Africa.
We really enjoyed every single moment that trip and can recommend it to everyone else.
An amazing experience! We saw so many animals, so many incredible landscapes. We also have the chance to discover the local cultures.
The guides were very nice… read more and we learned a lot!
Every lodge we slept in, was perfectly chosen. Uganda is worth a visit! Go there!
Did a great weekend tour visiting the Mundari tribe near Juba, South Sudan. Everything went well, I really enjoyed the trip.
Traveling with Laba Africa was a great experience!
We saw amazing landscapes and animals in different national parks and spent the nights in beautiful lodges. The guides were extemely… read more nice and fun to be around.
Especially the planning of our trip was amazing. We had some special requests because I wanted to visit some friends in between our Safari tours. That was no problem and got nicely included in our plan for the trip. Whatever we requested was made possible!
I can only recommend traveling with Laba Africa. We will definitely return!
My family and I just came back from a three-week-customized roudtrip of Uganda with Laba Africa. It was a tremendous experience!
Starting with chimp tracking in Kibale, we saw lions… read more the same day in Queen Elizabeth NP. Then on to Ishasha, Lake Mburo NP and jinja, where we had a short break. Then we went to a small village near Soroti to visit friends of our daughter. From there we went on to Karamoja, Kibale NP, Murchison Falls NP before we came back to Entebbe.
It didn’t matter what special requests we made, Laba Africa made them possible, sometimes even more!
But the most important thing is this: The planning of this trip startet in autumn 2019 and it was mostly paid for in January 2020. It should have taken place in March 2020, but then the pandemic destroyed our plans. Through all the insecurities for that 18 months peroid until we finally could make the trip, Laba Africa held contact, took care that our chimp tracking permits did not to expire und charged nothing additional – except for some new requests we had.
So Laba Africa is absolutely the best and most reliable partner for visiting Uganda or any of the other countries they are offering tours to! We will return to Uganda and to Laba Africa for sure!
The best part was definitely chimpanzee tracking, that was an incredible experience! Next amazing part of our trip was community walk, where locals showed us their traditional beer, gin, coffee… read more and basket making. It was great to have time to talk to them :) Game drives through savanas was so amazing, our guide Alonso did everything to try to find the best parts of the park and to find every animal there is to see, but you can never be sure, you’ll be lucky enough to see them all. We also saw Murchison falls, that was so nice, although the boat ride to see them from the river was kind of boring, too long for too little of experience. But overall amazing trip!
We really enjoyed out trip through Uganda with Laba Africa. The tourguides took good care of us and they showed us so many fascinating things! Furthermore, it was very… read more easy to change or add additional things to our already existing program.
I can really recommend a trip with Laba Africa to everyone! :)
Thank you very much to Samuel and his team! We really enjoyed our time in Uganda and with you.
Amazing experience!! Very serious and friendly team!! I really advise this company to travel in Uganda!!!
My friend and I did a 10 days Safari through Uganda which was one of the best things we‘ve ever done! Laba Africa organized an amazing tour and we really… read more enjoyed all of it. They took very good care of us. We also got to know local communities such as the Batwa tribe. Thanks to Samuel for this unforgettable adventure.
The trip was simply amazing! Had an experienced guide(Alonso) who showed is not only ugandian nature, but also explained many things about culture of this country. I would aspecially recommend… read more visiting community near Kibale NP.
Naprosto skvělý výlet. Zkušený průvodce, skvěle vybrané cíle i ubytování! Mohu jen doporučit.
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