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Information on South Sudan Travel
South Sudan, officially the Republic of South Sudan, is a landlocked country in northeastern Africa that gained its independence from Sudan in 2011. Its current capital is Juba, which is also its largest city.
Founded: July 9, 2011
Currency: South Sudanese pound
Official language: English
Government: Presidential system, Federal republic, Representative democracy, Republic
British nationals need a visa before travel to enter South Sudan. The South Sudanese Embassy in London (telephone: 020 7483 9262) issue single entry visas at a cost of £35. Multiple entry visas are not available.
Visas are valid for 1 month. If you wish to stay in South Sudan for longer than 1 month you will need to apply for an extension at the Ministry of Interior in Juba.
If you are travelling by land to neighbouring countries check the visa requirements for entry at border crossings. These may be different to when entering via an international airport.
Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of six months from the date of entry into South Sudan.
You must produce a yellow fever vaccination certificate when applying for a visa and on arrival in South Sudan.
UK Emergency Travel Document (ETD)
UK ETDs are not valid for entry into, airside transit and exit from South Sudan.
TOURISM IN SOUTH SUDAN
1 - BANDINGALO NATIONAL PARK
Bandingalo (also spelled as Bandingilo or Badingilo), is located in South Sudan's Equatoria region, within the states of Central Equatoria and Eastern Equatoria. It was established in 1992. Situated in a wooded area near the White Nile River, it is over 10,000 square kilometres (3,900 sq mi) in size.
2 - Nimule National Park
On the border with Uganda is Nimule National Park. The Nile River cuts along the eastern border of the park for 48 kilometers. The road from Uganda to Juba cuts along the eastern border of the park next to the Nile. The park has 41,000 hectares or 101,270 acres and was originally created to protect the White Rhino, which is now extinct. The park is the most accessible of South Sudan's parks..
3 - BOMA NATIONAL PARK
Boma National Park, Africa’s largest wildlife reserve, where you can witness migration on the scale of that of the Serengeti. As water sources dry up after the seasonal rains, and then again when the seasonal rains return, enormous herds of animals migrate in Boma National Park. It is estimated that the migration is far greater than the famous migration of the Serengeti, where nearly 2,000,000 animals search for grazing.
4 - SOUTHERN NATIONAL PARK
The park is enormous being roughly 7,800 square miles (4,992,000 acres) or 20,194 square kilometers (2,019,400 hectares). The park was created in 1939 when the area was part of Anglo-Egyptian Sudan. The River Sue creates the western boundary of the park, which eventually turns into into the Bahr el Ghazel as it passes through Wau. The River Ibba flows through the center of the park and the River Gel flows through the eastern part of the p
5 - ZERAF GAME RESERVE AND THE SUDD
The great Sudd is a swamp the size of England that has blocked exploration from Egypt into Africa for centuries. Alan Moorehead in his book "The White Nile", wrote that for the early explorers searching for the source of the Nile - "...there is no more formidable swamp in the world".
6 - Mount Kinyeti
Mount Kinyeti is the highest peak in South Sudan. Located in the Imatong Mountains in Ikotos county of Eastern Equatoria state, near the Ugandan border, Kinyeti has an elevation of 3,187 metres (10,456 ft) above sea level.The group of high mountains that contain Kinyeti, extending to the border with Uganda, are sometimes called the Lomariti or Lolobai mountains.
7 - DINKA VILLAGES
A five hour drive north of Juba (190 kilometers), is the town of Bor. This is central to the Dinka Tribes. This safari is cultural in nature with many photo opportunities. There is limited wildlife here, the major animal you will see here is domesticated cattle.
8 - LOTUKO VILLAGES
The Lotuko live around the town of Torit, which is about 3-4 hours drive (depending on road conditions) east of Juba (150 kilometers), on the road to Kapoeta. See the map on this web site's home page to locate Torit. They have built villages in the surrounding hillsides for defense. Traditionally other tribes raided the Lotuko to abduct children for slaves.
9 - MUNDARI VILLAGES
The Mundari People live around the village of Terakeka on the west bank of the Nile River, about 1 hour drive north of Juba (depending on road conditions).
10 - MURLE VILLAGES
The Murle villages start to appear as you drive from Kapoeta to Boma National Park. There are many villages within Boma National Park and on the road to Pibor and in Pibor County. They are also found in southwestern Ethiopia.
11 - NUER (AND LOU-NUER) VILLAGES
Linguistic similarity and shared vocabulary between the Dinka, Lou Nuer and Shilluk indicate a shared origin. Traditionally and lingistically they appear to have migrated into the present area in the 14th century from the north. Nuer territory is the swamps of the upper Nile and villages are grouped accordingly to clans on the few areas that do not flood.
12 - TOPOSA/JIE VILLAGES
By driving 7 hours east of Juba to the town of Kapoeta (275 kilometers), the villages of the Toposa and Jie people start to appear. At Kapoeta we base out of a compound called Mango Camp that has Tukuls and a small restaurant, returning to sleep at each night. See the map on our home page to locate Kapoeta.
13 - NILE RIVER
The longest river in the world, the Nile is the dominant geographic attraction of Sudan and is a must stop if visiting Juba. The
14 - ADDITIONAL ATTRACTIONS IN JUBA
Traditional Cattle Market - The White Bull is prized and sacrificed for celebration as a symbol of peace after struggle. The White Bull is a popular beer in South Sudan and Red Bull is the most popular imported energy drink – You know of it!
Traditional Dance - Dancing is also a huge part of South Sudan and they feature a lot of local dances. South Sudanese tribes, each have a dance that reflects their life..
The John Garang Mausoleum is also a great spot to check out while visiting. Jebel Kujur hill, a mountain west of Juba town, is a beautiful attraction that is also a must see while in South Sudan. A little further up the mountain is a place called Rock City.