Not for the faint-hearted, this year YPT brings its most valued returning customers to nowhere else than the world’s youngest nation: South Sudan. Independent since 2011, after years of war against the government of Sudan, our newest country is one of the most ethnically diverse in the world. But its tourism industry is at a barely nascent state, and you can’t pioneer more then that!
If any travellers do make it to South Sudan they usually only stay in Juba for one or two days and then leave, having “been to” South Sudan. But we offer more then that and bring you a genuine South Sudanese experience by getting out of the very strictly controlled Juba and visiting not one but three ethnic communities of South Sudan. This trip will give you more than a glimpse of the country but also offer you much more freedom than you would have with a simple trip to Juba, where photos are strictly not allowed. We can expect incredible encounters with warm locals and to see things very few have seen.
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.
YPT’s South Sudan tour follows directly from our tour of Sudan and both can be combine in our Whole of the Sudans Combo tour, with a Darfur prequel extension in the making!
Only 12 spots are available on this tour according for logistical and infrastructural reasons. Make sure not to be left out! Book now!
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
-Transportation to complete the itinerary
-YPT Tour leader and local English-speaking guide
-Accommodation on a twin-share basis
-Entry Permit (for visa on arrival) and all required permits for travel