South Sudan is not only the newest country but also one of the untapped African safari destinations. Tours in South Sudan showcase both the country’s unique cultural experiences and wildlife safaris in its finest protected areas. South Sudan is an exceptional East African destination with diversity of faunal and floral species with its landscape featuring vast grasslands, forests and wetlands.

South Sudan’s faunal and floral species survive within only the 6 National Parks. These include Bandingilo National Park, Lantoto National Park, Boma National Park, Nimule National Park, Shambe National Park and Southern National Park.

South Sudan (Republic of South Sudan) is a landlocked state located in Eastern-Central Africa. Bordering this newest African country are states such as Uganda – The Pearl of Africa, Kenya, the D.R. Congo, Central African Republic, Ethiopia, and Sudan to the North. Juba is the capital city, also a vibrant business hub.

Cultural / Tribal Safaris


Tribal safaris in South Sudan usher holidaymakers into the country’s distinct traditions and cultures. Embark on a cultural tour with the local expert, and get a chance to interact with South Sudan’s diverse tribes including the Ottuho tribe, Toposa, Mundari, Dinka tribe, Larim, Didinga tribe tours, Shilluk tribe, Nuer tribe, and more.

Ottuho tribe – this is one of the tribes in South Sudan, and belongs to the Nilotic group. These are pastoralists living in the Eastern Equatorial area since the 1800s. They speak Ottuho language with their beliefs dependent on nature and ancestral worship.

Didinga tribe –meet the Didinga the inhabitants of the Didinga Hills, especially on the plateaus and slopes. This community is surrounded by Dodoth, Boya, Dongotono, Lopit/Lotuka and others.

The Dinka tribe – this is a Nilotic tribal group and known not to have centralized political power. Majority of the Dinka occupy the Anglo-Egyptian historical Province of Bahr el Ghazal. These believe in one god called Nhialic whom they say has individuals and uses spirits for speaking.

The Boya tribe – this group occupies the Eastern Torit town. This tribal group concentrates around the shadow of the mountains and boulders. They are skilled in painting houses and mostly design them with distinct patterns and adorn them with intricate beadwork.

Toposa tribe – this ethnic group lives in Kapoeta and is among the amazing group worth interacting with. This ethnic group is comprised of herders and their economy entirely depends on the livestock rearing.

Tips for planning safaris in South Sudan.

  • Consider planning and booking your South Sudan tour with a reliable and trusted local tour operator. No one knows South Sudan more than us! We have lived and grown here and we know every bit of South Sudan.
  • Avoid traveling at night.
  • Photography in Juba city maybe restricted in some areas –be aware of this.
  • Do not display your dollars or valuables to everyone.
  • Plan your trip within the favorable weather and climatic conditions –ask the expert.
  • Choose and book your accommodation early enough and avoid last minute booking.


What to pack?

An African safari in South Sudan never goes without you considering what to pack. The list of items to carry is endless but what is needed is for you to have essentials first. Besides, put into consideration the weather conditions to guide you on things to pack say game drive.

The essentials to pack for South Sudan safari include sunhat, sunglasses, daypack, safari shirts, water and wind proof jacket, waterproof hiking boots, toiletries, insect repellents, first aid kit, camera plus additional batteries and memory cards, bottled water, torch, a pair of binoculars, travel pillows, and others.