South Sudan: Mundari Tribe – Mundari People

Visiting Mundari tribe is actually more about people watching then the big-horn cattle. Both evening and morning, you get to witness various ceremonies, customs, traditions on the same level they existed in the tribe for hundreds of years – men herding cattle back to camp in the evening, women burning dung fires and men dusting cows, men lounging and smoking pipes in the morning while women mashing coffee for them or fetching water, teenagers milking cows, women piling the fresh dung, and men and boys herding the cattle out to pasture. You become part of all of this and can freely interact with people, everyone wants you to take picture of them or with them, men want to show off their prized cows, and women want to show off their kids (probably less prized). Kids of all possible ages are just running around seemingly completely abandoned – covered in dust and ash, no pants, faces dirty, coughing and sneezing, but smiling and raising hands in the air for a perfect photo-op.