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Coup in Sudan – Travel Update – 26-10-21

coup in Sudan

For those not following he news there has been a coup in Sudan. In short the military have taken power in the country, which was slowly transitioning to democracy after the previous coup of 2019. To read about the 2019 coup click here. Coup in Sudan – What’s the situation? Following the coup many citizens […]

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Burkina Faso Independent Tours

Introduction Burkina Faso is a lesser-known landlocked country in western Africa. Made up of a Savanna that is grassy in the north and slowly gives way to sparse forests that define the country’s southern areas, this country is a former colony of France that did not gain independence until 1960 under the name of the […]

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Egypt Indepenent Tours

Introduction to Egypt Egypt is one of the most recognizable travel destinations in the world. From the bustling streets of the ancient capital of Cairo to the mighty Nile River and the awe-inspiring towering pyramids and monuments that loom over the desert, it is easy to see why so many have fallen in love with […]

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COVID-19 / Coronavirus Travel Update – Which countries are open for tourism?

Coronavirus travel update. Welcome to the YPT COVID-19 / Coronavirus travel updates page. With this page we aim to give up to date travel advice on which countries are open to tourism during the current pandemic. As you might imagine one of the most frequent questions we are getting asked right now is which countries […]

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Football in South Sudan

South Sudan is still the youngest country in the world, having gained independence from Sudan in 2011 after a protracted struggle. Having been controlled by Egypt and then the British, the Southern Sudanese fought two civil wars gaining greater autonomy and at last independence. It was then riven by civil war, but in February 2020, […]

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Timor Independence Day Overland Tour

East Timor crew

Join us in celebrating Independence Day in one of the newest and least visited countries in the world! Even better, we are doing it in true YPT adventure overland style! For a few years now YPT has been guiding tours to East Timor, a small and young country that truly captivates us. However, we are […]

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The Mundari tribes of South Sudan

A mundari boy standing proud next to his cow

The Mundari Tribe of South Sudan is a fascinating people living in symbiosis with their cattle. Come and see them with Young Pioneer Tours.

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Our Africa Tours in 2020

At Young Pioneer Tours, no region has our offer grown more in the last year than Africa. We have been working on and on to find ways to make the majestic continent more accessible for you, but also did a lot of scouting to unearth those raw jewels of which this continent is full of. […]

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What are the differences between Sudan and South Sudan

south sudan wrestling

Sudan,  which used to be Africa’s biggest country, was split in two after a civil war — from which emerged the world’s youngest country in 2011, South Sudan.  As it used to be the same country, you might think there aren’t many differences between the two, but you couldn’t be more wrong! In this article […]

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How to Get a Visa for South Sudan

As the world’s youngest nation and a developing country crippled after a nasty civil war,  you might be surprised to learn that it is actually possible to visit South Sudan.  It is most likely that you will need a visa to visit the country. While getting a visa to (northern) Sudan isn’t hard, South Sudan has […]

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