Wildlife Tours

8 Days South Sudan Tour - Southern National Park

 Juba, South Sudan
 12th Feb - 01st Jul

Overview

8 Days Southern National Park Tour- South Sudan Tour

Southern National Park|Southern National Park Tour|Southern National Park Game drive|Southern National Park South Sudan Tour|Southern National Park Tour|Southern National Park Safaris|Visit Southern National Park. The 8 Days South Sudan Tour - Southern National Park safaris expedition takes you to Southern national park in the town of Rumbek. This huge Park was reported at one time to have large herds of Nile Buffalo, grass that reached 2 meters high, Island ecosystems supporting monkeys.

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 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 park.

In 1949 a report about the park listed the following wildlife-

  • Nile Buffalo (the dominant mammal in 1949)
  • Giraffe (a 1981 aerial census located 2,095 Giraffe in the park and near the park - in 2007 an aerial census could not locate any Giraffe)
  • Elephant
  • Giant Eland
  • Waterbuck
  • Oribi
  • Kob
  • Hartebeest
  • Colobus Monkey
  • Giant Forest Hog
  • Lions
  • Baboon
  • Bush-baby
  • Crocodile
  • Warthog
  • White Rhino (believed extinct, but a search is underway)
  • Tilapia
  • Cat-fish (1 meter long)
  • Lung Fish (Polypterus bichir)
  • Eel Fish (Gymnarchus niloticus)
  • Marabou storkPelican

In 1949 most of the park was covered by tall grass, often 15 feet high, in the wet season. There are also two types of islands of tropical forests within the grassland called:

Anogeissus forest, where the bush-baby is located.

- Granite koppie with gallery forest, where colobus and Giant Forest Hog are located.

Recently Wild Dog has been reported along the north edge of the park. but for better wildlife viewing we strongly recommend Uganda and Kenya 

Itinerary In Summary

Day 1 – Arrival at Juba international airport

Day 2-Transfer to Telekeka the area of Mundari

Day 3 –Transfer to Rumbek

Day 4 -Drive into Southern National Park

Day 5 -Explore Southern National Park.

Day 6 – Transfer back to Rumbek.

Day 7 – Transfer to Telekeka the town of Mundri.

Day 8 –Mundari and Departure.

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Tour Overview

Availability

Jan 19 - Dec 25

Duration

10D/9N

Pickup Location

pickup avaiable from airport, train and also cruise

Language

English

Car PickUp

Available

Tour Guide

Included

Included

  • All meals during the safari, while in our mobile camp and bottled Water, Ice makers.
  • Individual tent with cot bed that has mattress, sheets, pillow (blankets or sleeping bags are not necessary)
  • Mobile enclosed showers, toilets, towels and body & hair shower soap.
  • All Park fees.and Photo permit
  • Introduction letter to get your visa.
  • Translators from the local tribal languages to English
  • Drivers/guides that are knowledgeable about the wildlife and tribes
  • Full mobile kitchen with chef and helper.
  • Game viewing (most game viewing will be from the 4x4 vehicles, however there may be some short distance walking to reach particular areas).
  • Visits to tribal villages for photography and purchasing artifacts.
  • 220 and 110 volt Power takes offs to charge camera batteries
  • Shaded dining area with camp chairs, tables and lanterns.
  • 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

Excluded

  • 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 inoculation, 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 occurrences, lost luggage. (such as extra charges for: hotels, meals, taxis, airline fees to change tickets)
  • Any costs for rescheduling such as if you’re arriving in Juba early or departing later of the scheduled dates.
  • Hard liquor
  • Tips
  • Use of SAT phone in camp $4 usd per minute

Itenary

Day 1
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 1 - Arrival at Juba international airport
    On your arrival, you will have meet and great with ultimate wild safaris staff who will guide you to the Customs and Immigration in Juba to register.

Day 2
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 2 - Transfer to Telekeka the area of Mundari
    Have morning breakfast, and then drive to the town of Mundri to our camp set up the day before. The journey may about 3-4 hours drive depending on road conditions.
    Accommodation; Mobile Camping

Day 3
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 3 – Transfer to Rumbek
    Have breakfast and then drive to Rumbek the drive may take 3-4 hours depending on the road condition.
    Accommodation: Mobile Camp.

Day 4
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 4 - Drive into Southern National Park
    Have breakfast and the hit the road for 3-4 hours drive and set up the Mobile camp using local tribal hunters as guides.

Day 5
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 5 -Explore Southern National Park.
    Today marks the highlight of your tour; you will have game viewing in the park with guidance from our guide and the park ranger.
    Accommodation: Mobile camp at night.

Day 6
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 6 – Transfer back to Rumbek.
    Have breakfast, and then drive back to Rumbek where you will spend a night.
    Accommodation: Mobile camp.

Day 7
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 7 – Transfer to Telekeka the town of Mundri.
    Have morning breakfast, and then drive to Mundari community, where you will spend and as well have a crew about the Mundari culture.

Day 8
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 8 – Mundari and Departure
    Have early morning breakfast, visit mundari villages and then drive Direct to Juba International Airport for departure flight.