Decades of war turned South Sudan into one of the most insecure places in Africa. The guns of the post independence civil have only just fallen silent. As a result, tourism in South Sudan is hardly existent.
However, like with everything else in Sudan, there is a great opportunity for the government and people of Sudan to develop a very well organized tourism industry that avoids the errors of neighboring countries. Two parks that may become the country’s main attractions are:
Boma National Park
This 22,800 sq. km park located near the Ethiopian border has numerous white-eared kob, the tiang antelope and Mongalla gazelle.
Nimule National Park
Nimule National Park, which used to be home to the white rhino, now offers hippopotami, buffaloes, elephants and the Uganda Kob. It is very close to the Uganda border.
Where to stay in South Sudan
According to Trip Advisor any of the following would be a good choice:
- Acacia Village
- Airport Plaza Hotel
- Crown Hotel
- Juba Grand Hotel
- Juba Landmark Hotel
- Tulip Inn
The official currency is the South Sudan Pound, divided into 100 piasters. Bank note Pound denominations are 1, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100. Coins are in denominations of 10, 20 and 50 Piasters and 1 and 2 Pounds.
Foreign currency is readily exchangeable in banks and bureau de change. Credit cards are widely acceptable in established hotels.