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Kapoeta

The town lies on the east bank of the Singaita River. The post at Kapoeta was established by Captain Knollys, who reached the river in January 1927. This location lies approximately 275 kilometres (171 mi), by road, east of Juba, the capital of South Sudan, and the largest city in that country. The town sits at an elevation of 677

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Kapoeta, South Sudan

Pibor

Pibor is located in Pibor County, Jonglei State, in eastern South Sudan, near the border with Ethiopia. It lies approximately 342 kilometres (213 mi), by road, northeast of Juba, the capital and largest city of the country Pibor Post is a colonial era outpost built in 1912 by the British and was originally called Fort Bruce. The town serves as the headquarters of Pibor County, one of the constituent counties of Jonglei

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Pibor, South Sudan

Imatong Forest Reserve

Lowland tropical forest of Imatong The entrance to this reserve is reached by driving 192 kilometers from Juba east to Torit and then driving 60 kilometers south to Katire. Katire is an old British Forestry station built next to a running stream. The forest has been heavily logged for timber and charcoal since British colonial times, with much of the reserve in

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Torit, South Sudan

Lontoto National Park

Bahr El Jebel Safaris does not operate in this park yet. Rebel activity in the park hunting for meat for their fighters and poaching for ivory has stopped us. Hopefully, this situation will change,  because the park is a one day drive from Juba, which is logistically easy for tourists. The park is 760 square kilometers (290 square miles) and lies

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Yei, South Sudan

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". The Nile River flowing north spreads into a huge basin called

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Malakal, South Sudan

Southern National Park

Bahr El Jebel Safaris does not operate in Southern National Park yet.  Fauna & Flora International a non-profit based in the United Kingdom, was supporting the re-creation of the park infrastructure. They had a base of operations just south of the park at Yambio. They were searching the vast park for the possibility of the Northern White Rhino still existing,

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Rumbek, South Sudan

Juba City

Archaeological evidence shows that a culture based upon cattle raising has been present in the area since 3000 BC. The area of present-day Juba had various names in the past and the actual army post or trading post shifted locations many times. In 1862 the army post-Faloro, located somewhere south of present-day Nimule, was the southern limits of the Eqyptian army control. Faloro

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Juba, South Sudan

Kidepo Valley Game Reserve

In Uganda, there is the world-famous Kidepo Valley National Park. Directly across the International border in South Sudan exists the Kidepo Valley Game Reserve. There is no fence between the two parks, just an imaginary line of the international border. The Kidepo River originates in South Sudan's Kidepo Valley Game Reserve and flows into Uganda's Kidepo Valley National Park. The Ugandan

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Kapoeta, South Sudan

Bandingalo National Park

Giraffe in Bandigalo National Park. It is uncertain which sub-species of Giraffe exists in South Sudan. There is debate it could be the Rothchild's, Nubian or Kordofan sub-species. South Sudan is the intersection of these three sub-species. All three sub-species are low in total population numbers: Kordofan- 2500, Rothchild's- 670 and Nubian- 250. More reserach is required. See: http://www.giraffeconservation.org/giraffe_facts.php?pgid=6 In the start

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Juba, South Sudan

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

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Nimule, South Sudan