10 Days Mundari Lotuko Mountains South Sudan
Our 10 Days Mundari Lotuko Mountains South Sudan is an Ethnographic route to discover some of Africa’s most traditional tribes. South Sudan is Africa’s newest country and it has not yet been discovered by tourists.
Itinerary of 10 Days Mundari Lotuko Mountains South Sudan
Day 1: EUROPE – JUBA
Arrive in Juba, the capital of South Sudan. The guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. Depending on the time of arrival we have an option of exploring the Konyo market, the biggest one in Juba. Introduction to South Sudan’s ethnic diversity. We can take a drink at the nearby Da Vinci hotel to have a panoramic vision of the Juba bridge over the Nile.
Accommodation: Royal Palace Hotel
Day 2: JUBA – TEREKEKA
After breakfast, we shall depart to terekeka town the capital of the Mundari people. it’s a five-hour drive and we shall have our lunch break in a special local restaurant (Naivasha restaurant) we shall proceed and introduce ourselves to the local authority before later driving to Nyikabor village. where we shall the nights having an authentic Mundari cultural experience overnight camping in Camping tents
We will reach a cattle camp to admire the Mundari tradition. The Mundari are predominantly cattle keepers.
The cattle are their everything. It’s a sign of prestige, they use them as dowry and source of income, we shall spend the day trying to learn and understand more about the Mundari culture we shall Visit small Mundari villages where facial and body scarification are still practiced to this day. Evening dinner in Mayong.
Accommodation: tents .FB
DAY 4: TEREKEKA – JUBA
Breakfast and an early morning visit to the cattle for pictures. Farewell to the Mundari tribe and long drive back to Juba while in juba. Overnight In Royal Palace Hotel
DAY 5: TO JUBA – KAPOETA (FLIGHTS )
On this day we shall take our flight to kapoeta which is the Far East and is on the border with Kenya. The flights are scheduled for Tuesday Wednesday Thursday and Saturday. The flight always leaves at 9 am and takes 1hr to arrive kapoeta town. we shall check-in at mango camp.
We shall visit the tribal market to introduce us to the toposa people. In the evening we shall visit a toposa village overnight in MANGO CAMP at mango camp there power 24hr and proper shower and internet
DAY 6: KAPOETA TO BOYA
After Breakfast. We shall Visit tribal Kapoeta villages in the morning before they go to the fields. to experience their daily life. The Toposa continue to dress in their traditional clothes (leather or cotton) and pierce their lips and scarify their arms, chests, and faces. Every scarification is a work of art. Toposa village.
After the visit, we shall drive to Camp 15. From there we visit Boya tribal villages. The Boya are similar to the Toposa but speak a different language and decorate their hair in a particular manner. But what makes the main difference is their architecture style. The Boya are magnificent architects and their houses are well built and nicely decorated.
Accommodation: tents. FB
Breakfast. After the visit to the Boya tribe, we drive to Lotuko Mountains. We will leave the car at the foot of the rocky hills and climb (easy climb) for 20 minutes to Ilieu village, a traditional Lotuko village that is a jewel for nature and architecture lovers.
It reminds in some way to Machu Pichu in Peru. Wall made of rocks, nicely positioned to adapt to the mountain geography. It is a stunning place and we believe it is worth spending one night with the community. Dinner and traditional music and dances in the evening.
Accommodation: tents. BB
DAY 8: LOTUKO MOUNTAINS TORIT
Breakfast. Last visits around the village and even to higher points of the mountain. We shall say farewell to the lotuko and then we transfer to Torit town
Accommodation: Hotel. TORIT HOTEL BB
DAY 9: TORIT – JUBA
After breakfast, we shall embark on a long drive back to juba through amazing land landscapes.
Overnight at Royal Palace Hotel
DAY 10: JUBA TO Airport
Breakfast. Morning visit to John Garang’s –founding Father of South Sudan- mausoleum (no pictures allowed) and some shopping at one of the few artisan places in Juba. Transfer to the airport. Flight back home.
- The order of visits and excursions can be modified according to local conditions (i.e. state of roads, market days…)
- If some visits and/or tours could not be done due to external conditions, they will be replaced when possible.
- There are long distances between cities and towns, and often roads or tracks are in bad condition.
- Clients will bring their own sleeping bag for camping days
- It is highly recommended to bring a sole big bag for the trip plus one or two backpacks.
- Meals code: breakfast + accommodation (BB), half board (HB), full board (FB)
OPTIONAL DONATIONS FOR THE LOCAL POPULATION:
- Antimalarial drugs.
- Antiseptic spirit.
- Cotton wool
- Eye drops
- Traditional tobacco that can be bought in Juba
- All transfers
- Accommodation in hotels and tents.
- Tour Guide
- Entrance Fees
- Travel and photography permits
- 4×4 + Fuel
- Daily excursions and visits
- Gifts for the tribal chiefs: local tobacco and salt
Price Excludes International flight, Meals, and drinks that are not specified on the program (recommended to bring energy biscuits, dried fruits), We facilitate the invitation letter required for the visa, Tourist visa but we can facilitate in obtaining an invitation letter required for visa
- Entrance Fees