National Parks of South Sudan
South Sudan packs great natural diversity into a small space. Being the world’s youngest nation has not touched its biodiversity in any way or form. The country prides in several natural beauties including up to six national parks of South Sudan.
South Sudan is located slightly above the equator, so its weather season the type of vegetation here, the animals and the way of life of its natives.
Just like most of the countries, the parks are all community assets. Nevertheless, communalism in South Sudan is still so much practiced that almost everything is owned by the community. The country has more than 5 national parks, all homing several wildlife species that you daily yearn to see. Here is a list of some of the national parks to check out when you visit South Sudan.
Boma National Park.
This is the largest national park in South Sudan and Africa as well. Most of the write ups state that Kruger, Ruaha or Virunga, but its Boma National park sitting at over 5.6 Million acres. Since South Sudan is just developing, this park has no roads or even park ranger outposts. The park has the second largest wildlife migration after the one in Serengeti national park. The migration usually occurs 2 times a year due to the change of the weather. An estimate of about 2,000,000 animals move in every migration, with different wildlife species, more than 1,000,000 kobs together with the zebras, Lelwel Hartebeest, Topis, Nile Buffaloes, and several others as well as predators like lions, cheetahs, wild dogs and leopards.
Southern National Park.
Established in 1939, the park sits at an area of 23,000 square kilometers. The park is surrounded with different landscapes, on the west by Sue River, Marindi River on the east and Ibba River crosses through the park from North to South. The park accommodates most of the wildlife species though it has higher numbers white rhinos and elephants. Other animals that you can spot here are buffaloes, hippos, wild pigs, leopards, foxes, lions, giraffes and monkeys among others.
Lantoto National Park.
Located in the Southwestern part of the country, at the border with Democratic Republic of Congo, the park approximately covers 760 square kilometers. Lantoto is predominantly covered with woodland, forest and open grasslands. This is the right park to visit if you want to see elephants in large herds. Most tourists here have come for filming and documentaries.
Nimule National Park.
This park encompasses several vegetation zones from savanna woodland of acacia, seasonal and permanent water courses, riverine woodland and several others. It is located in the southern part of South Sudan.
Though Nimule is the smallest park in the country, it’s arguably the most beautiful park, it’s an extension of Kidepo valley national park in Uganda. Game drives in Nimule national park expose you to hippos, Uganda kobs, elephants, buffalos, giraffes, gazelles, foxes, wild cats and lions among others. Here you will also spot some primates like chimpanzees, vervet monkeys, baboons and others.
Shambe National Park.
This was established in 1985 to majorly protect the rhinos and hippos plus other mammals. Located in the remote areas of Adior and Malek, the park is just on the western bank of the White Nile. Nimule national park is one of the best parks for bird watching and filming in South Sudan. With I just a few seconds of the game drives in Nimule, you will immediately start spotting numerous wildlife species like elephants, gazelles, lions, giraffes, ostriches and foxes among others
Radon National Park.
This is a UNESCO World heritage site lying in the south western corner of the country. It occupies a total space area of approximately 3.1M acres just adjacent to the border with the Central African Republic. The park has a broken hilly area with altitudes going to about 459 meters above the sea level, giving a scenery that is completely beautiful to the eyes. It’s also a home to the endangered species, the Loxodanta Elephants and Giraffa camelopardalis. Other animals you can spot here are lions, buffaloes, gazelles, wild dogs, wild pigs and others.
South Sudan prides in six national parks with several game reserves, if its wildlife that you are looking for on your African safari, then National Parks of South Sudan can perfectly work for you. The parks are still virgin and remote enough to quench your wildlife thirst. Visit South Sudan with us today.