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10 Day Photographic Safari Tour

Country: South Sudan
City: Boma
Duration: 10 Day(s) - 9 Night(s)
Tour Category: Photography Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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Join world renown Italian photographer Bruno Zanzottera on this safari for tips on photographing wildlife and tribal people of South Sudan. See the  portfolio of his work on his site.Open the web site and then in the upper right hand corner of the home page search for "southern sudan". This will bring you to four of his photo gallaries about South Sudan titled:

  • My life in a cattle camp
  • Christians in Southern Sudan
  • A New Nation is born
  • Arrow Boys

Bruno was born in 1957 and his work has been published in National Geographic, Focus, Oggi, Gente, La Vie, Geo France and Geo Germany.

Bruno Zanzottera

Small sand bags will be available to rest your camera on, for shoots from the vehicle. Power points will be available in camp to recharge batteries. It is recommended you have a camera bag that can protect your equipment from the dust. One supplier of plastic camera bags against water (that can also be used for dust) is.

Safaris in January and February, that pass through the villages you will visit, will arrange for traditional dances to be performed for your lense in March.

Helping the herders bring in the cattle at dusk will be arranged for camera opportunities.

Portrait opportunities of scarification of men and women among the Mundari, Toposa, Jie, Murle, Dinka and Nuer, will be arranged.

Telescopic lenses are a must for wildlife photography. Animals in South Sudan parks are not accustom to people and will not permit a close approach. 

PRICE: $3475 usd per person

See the link 10 day safaris as to the itinerary and what is included. Look at route 1.

Mundari Girl by Bruno Zanzottera

Mundari Herder using his cow horn musical instrument - Bruno Zanzottera


On the border with South Sudan and the Congo. South Sudanese villagers use single shell shotguns and bows and arrows to protect their people against the Lord's Resistant Army - Bruno Zanzottera

 Included In All Safaris:

  • All meals during the safari, while in our mobile camp.
  • All bottled water, sodas, beer(as long as it lasts), juices, coffee, tea and ice during the safari, while in our mobile camp.
  • Individual tent with cot bed that has mattress, sheets, pillow (blankets or sleeping bags are not necessary).
  • Mobile enclosed showers, towels and body & hair shower soap.
  • Mobile enclosed toilets.
  • All Park fees at $70 usd per day per person.
  • Camera permit $50 usd and the costs to obtain the permit.
  • Introduction letter to get your visa.
  • Translators from the local tribal languages to English.
  • Drivers/guides that are knowledgable about the wildlife and tribes
  • Full mobile kitchen with chef and helper.
  • Rechargeable Lanterns
  • 4x4 vehicles from Juba airport to Juba airport. Most of the parks in South Sudan have no roads so we navigate by GPS when searching for wildlife.
  • Laundry as weather permits.
  • Armed Forest Rangers guides
  • Ice makers.
  • Shaded dining area with camp chairs, tables and lanterns.
  • 220 and 110 volt Power takes offs to charge camera batteries
  • Visits to tribal villages for photography and purchasing artifacts.
  • Game viewing (most game viewing will be from the 4x4 vehicles, however there may be some short distance walking to reach particular areas).

 Not Included in All Safaris:

  • Airfare to Juba  (see our page on this subject in this web site -"Flying To South Sudan")
  • South Sudan Visa (see our page on this subject in this web site - "Visas, Entry Permits...")
  • Entry letter to Board the aircraft to Juba (see our page on this subject in this web site) (the entry letter is not necessary if you have a visa)
  • Any health expenses for illness or accident including malaria prevention, yellow fever innoculation, hospitalization, doctor consultations, emergency evacuation costs. Check with your health insurance if you are covered while traveling, if not we recommend you obtain health insurance while you are in Southern Sudan. 
  • Any costs for delays caused by airlines, weather, mud, political occurences, lost luggage. (such as extra charges for: hotels, meals, taxis, airline fees to change tickets)
  • Any costs for rescheduling.
  • Any costs for your arriving in Juba early or departing later of the scheduled dates.
  • Hard liquor
  • tips
  • Use of SAT phone in camp $4 usd per minute
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