Join YPT for a combo adventure clearly out of the ordinary! We offer you to scratch two massive accomplishments off your goal list. First, visit the world’s only inhabitable strip of unclaimed land: Bir Tawil. This will be an epic road trip through the sands of the Egyptian/Sudanese border. Then, as if it wasn’t enough, we’ll fly to the world’s youngest country, South Sudan, for a full tribal excursion. Hanging out with Mundari herders, mingling with Dinkas and chilling with the Lotuko people!
Bir Tawil has been claimed by many internet-based micronations, but very few of them have actually been there and no one has ever stayed to establish a presence. There, we will be beyond the laws of any nation.
To get there, we will start from Sudan so this trip can also be done as a extension of our Sudan trip. A trip to Sudan wouldn’t be complete without a visit of the Meroe so we will first head there and visit its multiple ancient necropolises.
Then, with our own transportation and food, we will head north, towards the Sudan-Egypt border — crossing not via road but directly through the depths of the deserts, with only the tyre tracks of other vehicles to mark our path.
We will then get to Bir Tawil and explore this land for a full day, setting foot where no one rules.
It will then be time for us to head back to civilization, towards Khartoum airport to catch our flight toward Sudan’s southern breakaway brother: South Sudan.
Our trip starts with a full tour of the strange boom-town capital that is Juba. We will take in its limited sites but also witness the full melting-pot of cultures that is South Sudan.
Our trip then takes us to the incredible Mundari tribes, herders who literally live in the wild in symbiosis with their cattle. They are unmistakable by the fact that they cover their whole body in chalk-like makeup, making them look like ghosts. After visiting the Mundari, we will encounter the Lotuko and Boya people. The Boya people are known for their beautiful scarification and piercings.
We finish our trip with a visit of the Dinka, which are a majority in South Sudan. The Dinka’s contribution to the struggle for independence was enormous, and here too we will spend a day mingling with them and truly seeing what their life is like.
The flight between Sudan and South Sudan is not included in the price of the tour in order to allow maximum flexibility. If you would like us to book it for you, mention it while booking to know our prices!
Due to the infrastructural limitations of South Sudan, we can only have 12 people on that part of the trip. The good news is that if you book this combo, you have the priority!
Please note that bookings for this tour will close 90 days before the tour in order for us to have time to get the necessary permits.
50% of the tour fee should be paid up to 90 days before the tour and the remainder paid no less than 30 days before the tour
Such a trailblazing tour in first, a far-way land where no one lives and then the world’s youngest country where tourism is basically inexistent comes with its lot of unexpected changes and cannot realistically be done with the highest standards of comforts. This is a trip for the most hardened travellers. A great degree of open-mindedness and flexibility is required to partake in this trip, which is why we offer it first to you, our most valued pioneers!
Friday 1st November – Khartoum
Saturday 2nd November – Meroe
Sunday 3rd November – Abu Hamad
Monday 4th November – Bir Tawil
Tuesday 5th November – Bir Tawil
Wednesday 6th November – Abu Hamad
Thursday 7th November – Khartoum
Friday 8th November – Khartoum/Juba
*For safety reasons, we chose not to make the South Sudan part of this itinerary public. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for the detailed itinerary*
Want to extend your YPT adventure? Join one of our great tour extensions
• Accommodation in twin share basis in Khartoum
• Camping equipment outside of Khartoum
• Breakfasts in Khartoum
• All meals outside of Khartoum
• Letter of Invitation and visa support for Sudan
• All transport by 4WD
• Entrance Fees
• English Speaking local guide and YPT Western Guide
• Photo permit and tour permit
• Transportation to complete the itinerary
• Guide fees
• Accommodation on a twin-share basis (hotels & camping)
• Entry Permit (for visa on arrival) and all required permits for travel
• International transportation
• Visa fees
• Meals in Khartoum
• Travel insurance
• Tips for local guides and drivers
• Personal spendings
• Visa fees (100 USD)
• Single supplement ($240)
• Travel insurance (compulsory)
• Personal spendings
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