Day 1 - Juba
Arrive in Juba, the capital of South Sudan. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore this lively city or simply relax after your flight. Overnight Rainbow Hotel or similar.
Day 2 - Mundari Villages
Drive north to the small settlement of Mayong, a centre of the Mundari people. From here we drive into the countryside to meet the Mundari, a traditional ethnic group known for their facial scarring and traditional rituals. We hope to be able to see one of the regular wrestling ceremonies that take place between the different villages. Overnight camping. (BLD)
Day 3 - Torit
A long day's drive as we return to Juba then head east through East Equatoria State, to the town of Torit. The road can be difficult at times, and we may pass evidence of the civil war in the form of tanks, half hidden in the bush. Overnight Hotel Torit Vision or similar. (BL)
Days 4-5 - Toposa Villages
Using Kapoeta as a base we explore the villages of the Toposa people, one of the country's most traditional ethnic groups. We stop in villages and head to the nearby river where local people mine for gold, digging deep holes in the river banks to extract small grains of the precious metal. The Toposa are a fascinating group, related to the Turkana in Kenya, who live well outside of mainstream society and follow lifestyles that have barely changed for centuries, if not millennia. We return to Kapoeta each night. Overnight Mango Camp. (BD)
Day 6 - Boya Villages - Lotuko Village
Return west in the direction of Juba. At the roadside settlement of Camp 15 we veer off into the bush to explore the villages of the Boya people, located amongst rocky hills. After spending time here we continue to the territory of the Lotuko people, camping near one of their villages, with the possibility to see traditional dances in the evening. Overnight camping. (BLD)
Day 7 - Lotuko Village - Torit
The Lotuko are the main ethnic group of the area and while many live in Torit, there are numerous picturesque villages hidden away in the surrounding rocky hills. We visit one of their villages to learn about their lifestyles and gain an insight into the customs of these people and then head to Torit for the night. Overnight Hotel Torit Vision or similar. (BLD)
Day 8 - Juba
Drive back towards the west. We stop off in villages to see how they make a living in this remote and almost untouched part of Africa, then return to Juba for our final night. Overnight Rainbow Hotel or similar. (BL)
Day 9 - Juba
Transfer to the airport for your flight home. (B)
Airport transfers - We include arrival and departure transfers regardless of whether you book flights yourself, or we book them for you. If you're booking them yourself, then please let us know the details so that we can arrange the transfers. Please note though that if you arrive earlier than Day 1 of the tour, and leave after the final day, we may need to make an additional charge for an airport transfer.
Accommodation - Accommodation as listed in the dossier. The nature of the destinations that we operate may sometimes mean that we need to change hotels, but we'll always endeavour to keep the same standards. Please be aware that as we operate in many countries where tourism is in its infancy, hotel standards may not be the same as you're used to elsewhere.
Guides - In most cases you will be accompanied by one guide from start to finish. However there may be occasions when this is not practical, for example if your trip covers a number of different countries. In these cases it often makes more sense to include different guides for each place, to take advantage of their specific knowledge of the destination.
Meals - As listed within the itinerary / dossier (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner). These will vary from trip to trip - in some areas it makes sense to include all meals while in others there is a good choice of restaurants and we feel people might like to 'do their own thing' now and again.
Entrance fees - Entrance fees are listed for those sites that we mention within the itinerary. If there are any other sites that you'd like to see, these would be at your own expense.
- Airport taxes
- International flights
- Travel Insurance