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  • Sudan Safari Camp
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  • Tribes in South Sudan
  • South Sudan Buffalo Safari
  • Murle South Sudan
  • Suri South Sudan Safari
  • South Sudan Migration
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South Sudan Migration and Tribes Safari

South Sudan  Migration and Tribes Safari

Follow the greatest migration of mammals on Earth.

This safari is designed to intercept the herds of migrating Kob and Tang in Boma National Park. Most of the safari will be in the roadless wilderness of the park. Boma National Park is one of the largest parks in all of Africa.
The White Nile flows through Northern Uganda, into South Sudan and onward to the Mediterranean Sea. Long before Europeans arrived and changed the river's name it was known as the Bahr el Jebel. This is where our safaris take place. You will be taken deep into the roadless wilderness of Boma National Park (the 5th largest park in Africa), using GPS coordinates to navigate to radio collared animals.
Busanga Safaris work with the only licensed safari company to operate in this region, and together we offer pioneering  safaris in South Sudan. Come join us and venture into areas no tourist has seen for 25 years; where the Africa of 150 years ago still exists.

Going in and out of the area of the migration, the safari vehicles pass through Murle, Toposa and Jie villages giving you a chance to photograph these traditional people.

The people you will meet still adhere to their traditional culture and way of dress, still believe in spirits and ancestor worship and all wealth is measured in cattle. The people do not understand what a tourist is and do not dress up for the tourists.
These are eco-sensitive safaris. Bottled gas is used for the majority of the cooking, our team will always clean our campsites, leaving them as we found them and we take our trash out in bags to designated sites.

The 5th largest park in all Africa exists in South Sudan to protect the greatest migration of mammals on the Earth. This vast park named Boma, has few roads and navigation is often by GPS.

South Sudan has the largest intact Savannah in East Africa. You can fly for over 2 hours in a light plane and not see a single human.

Bahr el Jebel is classic Arabic for literally "The Sea of the Mountains". This refers to the giant swamp (the size of England) known as the Sudd, that the Bahr el Jebel flows into.

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, South Sudan. 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.

See our link to an excellent video about collaring of elephants, Kob and Tiang in Boma National Park, by the Wildlife Conservation Society and the South Sudan Wildlife Service-

Every year the movement takes place at different times depending on the rains.

Some of the Elephants have been radio collared so that they can be tracked. 

Boma National Park is the 5th largest national park (NP) or game reserve (GR) in all of Africa. Boma National Park is 22,800 square kilometres (km2). Boma National Park is 2,280,000 hectares (5,631,600 acres) in size. This vast park has virtually no roads or park ranger outposts. Mostly flat it is crossed by many small streams and swamps.

There are only 4 parks larger than Boma in Africa. They are Mudumu NP 85,000 km2 (Namibia), Selous GR 55,000 km2 (Tanzania), Central Kalahari GR 52,000 km2 (Botswana), and Namib-Nankluft NP 49,768 km2 (Namibia). White-eared Kob and Zebra roamed in Boma National Park in 1983, before the civil war began. Today there are few zebra, but 800,000 to 1 million Kob are estimated in the park.

In South Sudan, as in the Serengeti, the migration takes place all year, it is a slow movement dependant on the grass and the rains. In March / April / May / June the animals are moving from North to South and West to East, from the Sudd flood plains and Bandigalo National Park, back into Boma National Park and Gambela Park in Ethiopia, because the rains will have started. In
November / December / January the animals are moving from South to North and East to West as the dry season is well under way and the animals are searching for grass. In November /December / January the White-Eared Kob will be calving as they migrate north into the Sudd flood plain and west into Bandigalo National Park. The major migrating species involved are White-Eared Kob antelope, Tiang Antelope and Mongalla Gazelle. Prior to the war with the north there were huge herds of zebra; these animals have considerably reduced in number.

A 2008 survey estimated that there were 6,850 elephants in the park and surrounding area adjacent to the park. The elephants and zebra also migrate with the water and grass.

In 1982 it was estimated there were about 6000 Giraffe in the Boma Park area, by 2007 it was estimated there were only 404 giraffe remaining. The armies used the animal to feed their soldiers during the 25 years of war with Khartoum.

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Rates for this Safari
Price including flights from/to UK:
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Price excluding international flights:
$3240 pp 2017
 
No single supplement
Safari Summary

Notes:

DATES : 2017

Feb 3 - 12           3   Spaces Remain
Mar 20 - 29         Sorry, this safari is now full.

We have plans to repeat this safari in 2018, and also have alternative safari ideas to explore South Sudan. Get in touch, and we will send you suggestions and ideas.

Included :

  • All meals during the safari, while in our mobile camp.
  • Purified water (please bring a 1-2 liter canteen), sodas, beer(as long as it lasts), juices, coffee, tea and ice during the safari, while in our mobile camp.
  • Individual tent with cot bed that has mattress, sheets, pillow (blankets or sleeping bags are not necessary).
  • Mobile enclosed showers, towels and body & hair shower soap.
  • Mobile enclosed toilets.
  • All Park fees at $70 usd per day per person.
  • Ministry of Tourism Cultural area fee.
  • Camera permit $50 usd and the costs to obtain the 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.
  • 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
  • Ice makers.
  • Shaded dining area with camp chairs, tables and lanterns.
  • 220 and 110 volt Power takes offs to charge camera batteries
  • Visits to tribal villages for photography and purchasing artifacts.
  • Game viewing (most game viewing will be from the 4x4 vehicles, however there may be some short distance walking to reach particular areas).
  • Our bank fees to receive transfers

 

Not Included :

  • Airfare to Juba  
  • South Sudan Visa (see our info  on this subject)
  • Entry letter to Board the aircraft to Juba 
  • 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. See www.flydoc.org for insurance for emergency evacuation to a modern Nairobi Hospital
  • 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.
  • Any costs for your arriving in Juba early or departing later of the scheduled dates.
  • Hard liquor
  • tips
  • Use of SAT phone in camp $4 usd per minute
  • Canteen for boiled water. "Stop Plastic Pollution"
  • Your bank fees to send transfers, any fees charged by intermediary banks your bank uses and any currency losses created by your bank transfer.
  •  
Full Safari Details
South Sudan Migration and Tribes Safari


Day 1 - Arrive on FlyDubai flight into Juba at 1445 from Dubai (arrive into Dubai the night prior on Emirates Airlines). See the following link for other airlines flying into Juba. After Customs and Immigration in Juba, drive direct to our camp at Torit, that was set up the day before or we will use Hotel Torit. Picnic lunch and drinks aboard the vehicle.

Day 2 - Drive into the park to intercept the Kob and Tiang antelope herds coming from Ethiopia. Animals radio collared should give us GPS coordinates. Make camp.

Days 3,4,5,6,7 - These days will be spent in Boma National Park following and intercepting herds of the migration. The camp will be moved only as necessary.

Days 8 & 9 -These days will be spent getting back to Torit. The route will depend on where the migration takes us to on Day 12. Most likely we will cut across roadless wilderness to Torit, navigating by GPS.

 

Day 10 - Drive direct to Juba Intl airport at least 2 hours before the FlyDubai flight departure at 1545. You can use any airline you wish, just please use an afternoon departure flight.

This safari is designed to intercept the herds of migrating Kob and Tang in Boma National Park. Most of the safari will be in the roadless wilderness of the park. Boma National Park is one of the largest parks in all of Africa. 

The White Nile flows through Northern Uganda, into South Sudan and onward to the Mediterranean Sea. Long before Europeans arrived and changed the river's name it was known as the Bahr el Jebel. This is where our safaris take place. You will be taken deep into the roadless wilderness of Boma National Park (the 5th largest park in Africa), using GPS coordinates to navigate to radio collared animals. 
Busanga Safaris work with the only licensed safari company to operate in this region, and together we  offer pioneering  safaris in South Sudan. Come join us venture into areas no tourist has seen for 25 years. Where the Africa of 150 years ago still exist.

Going in and out of the area of the migration, the safari vehicles pass through Suri, Murle, Toposa and Jie villages giving you a chance to photograph these traditional people. 

This safari is designed to intercept the herds of migrating Kob and Tang in Boma National Park. Most of the safari will be in the roadless wilderness of the park. Boma National Park is one of the largest parks in all of Africa. 
The White Nile flows through Northern Uganda, into South Sudan and onward to the Mediterranean Sea. Long before Europeans arrived and changed the river's name it was known as the Bahr el Jebel. This is where our safaris take place. You will be taken deep into the roadless wilderness of Boma National Park (the 5th largest park in Africa), using GPS coordinates to navigate to radio collared animals. 
Busanga Safaris work with the only licensed safari company to operate in this region, and together we  offer pioneering safaris in South Sudan. Come join us venture into areas no tourist has seen for 25 years. Where the Africa of 150 years ago still exist.

Going in and out of the area of the migration, the safari vehicles pass through Murle, Toposa and Jie villages giving you a chance to photograph these traditional people.

The people you will meet still adhere to their traditional culture and way of dress, still believe in spirits and ancestor worship and all wealth is measured in cattle. The people do not understand what a tourist is and do not dress up for the tourists.
These are Eco sensitive safaris. Bottled gas is used for the majority of the cooking, our team  will  always clean our campsites, leaving them as we found them and we take our trash out in bags and take it to designated sites.

The 5th largest park in all Africa exists in South Sudan to protect the greatest migration of mammals on the earth. This vast park named Boma, has few roads and navigation is often by GPS.

South Sudan has the largest intact Savannah in East Africa. You can fly for over 2 hours in a light plane and not see a single human

Bahr el Jebel is classic Arabic for literally "The Sea of the Mountains". This refers to the giant swamp (the size of England) known as the Sudd, that the Bahr el Jebel flows into.

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, South Sudan. 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.

See our link to an excellent video about collaring of Elephants, Kob and Tiang in Boma National Park, by the Wildlife Conservation Society and the South Sudan Wildlife Service-

Every year the movement takes place at different times depending on the rains.

Some of the Elephants have been radio collared so that they can be tracked. 

Boma National Park is the 5th largest national park (NP) or game reserve (GR) in all of Africa. Boma National Park is 22,800 square kilometres (km2). Boma National Park is 2,280,000 hectareas (5,631,600 acres) in size. This vast park has virtually no roads or park ranger outposts. Mostly flat it is crossed by many small streams and swamps.

There are only 4 parks larger than Boma in Africa. They are Mudumu NP 85,000 km2 (Namibia), Selous GR 55,000 km2 (Tanzania), Central Kalahari GR 52,000 km2 (Botswana), and Namib-Nankluft NP 49,768 km2 (Namibia)White-eared Kob and Zebra in Boma National Park in 1983, before the civil war began. Today there are few zebra, but 800,000 to 1 million Kob are estimated in the park.

In South Sudan, as in the Serengeti, the migration takes place all year, it is a slow movement dependant on the grass and the rains. In March/April/May/June the animals are moving from North to South and West to East, from the Sudd flood plains and Bandigalo National Park, back into Boma National Park and Gambela Park in Ethiopia, because the rains will have started. In 
November/December/January the animals are moving from South to North and East to West as the dry season is well under way and the animals are searching for grass. In November/December/January the white-eared kob will be calving as they migrate north into the Sudd flood plain and west into Bandigalo National Park. The major migrating species involved are: white-eared Kob antelope, Tiang Antelope,and Mongalla Gazelle. Prior to the war with the north there were huge herds of Zebra, these animals were considerable reduced in number. A 2008 survey estimated that there were 6,850 Elephants in the park and surrounding area adjacent to the park. The Elephants and Zebra also migrate with the water and grass.

In 1982 it was estimated there were about 6000 Giraffe in the Boma Park area, by 2007 it was estimated there were only 404 Giraffe remaining. The armies used the animal to feed their soldiers during the 25 years of war with Khartoum.

 

The tribal people in the area are the Murle, Anyuah, Suri/Kachipo, Jie and Toposa. There will be many opportunities to visit them and view how they have retained their traditional dress, housing, adornment, tools, religious beliefs.

Tribes we expect to encounter.

The Murle 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.

The Murle are a semi-nomadic people following sources of grazing and water for their cattle, over large distances. They have few permanent villages. Their religion is animist and ancestor worship, with some Christianity. Elders and witches are used to resolve conflicts within villages.

 

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.

The Toposa and Jie still adhere to their traditional clothing, housing, and language. The Toposa rely on cattle, sheep, camels, donkeys and goats, using the milk, blood, meat and leather. The women are the farmers growing sorghum. The main food is cow's blood mixed with cassava. There is constant tension with their neighbors due to the tradition of stealing cattle from each other. Cattle are central to Toposa and Jie culture. In the past a long throwing spear with a shield were the traditional weapons. Very few people can read or write,  as a result the culture is orally transmitted from generation to generation through songs, dance, music, poems and folklore. 

 

Temporary village of the semi-nomadic Murle.
In the past the warriors needed to kill a lion using a spear, for the right to wear the lion's mane. A lack of lions now is driving this custom into extinction.

The Murle are a recent group to South Sudan with a traditional history that they migrated from Lake Turkana. And they only arrived in the Pibor area in the 1930s.

They are feared by the surrounding tribes, who believe the Murle to have strong magical powers.
 
The Suri or Kachipo are located in both Ethiopia and South Sudan. In South Sudan they are within Boma National Park north of Boma town at a location called Meyun. They are distinctive with their lip ornament disks.

The men of the village are divided by "age sets". Tegay-children and young boys, Rora-junior elders, and bara- senior elders. Each set has its role.

Cattle are enormously important to the Suri. They bring status. When two suri men meet they'll ask each other how many cows they have. Cows are stores of wealth to be traded, sources of milk and blood, Bleeding a cow is more efficient than slaughtering it for meat and blood can be drawn in the dry season when there is less milk. An animal can be bled once a month from a jugular. Cattle are rarily killed for their meat and are mourned when they die. Fires are lit to keep the cattle warm and to protect them against insect bites.

MAJOR SPECIES OF WILDLIFE IN BOMA NATIONAL PARK

 In 22,800 square kilometer (2,280,000 Hectareas or 5,631,600 acres) Boma National Park the major species are: Elephant, Giraffe, Hippopotamus, Nile Crocodile, White-eared Kob, Tiang, Mongalla Gazelle, Lion, Leopard, Caracal, Serval, Cheetah, Wild Dog, Jackal, Hyaena, Nile Buffalo, Zebra, Topi, Ostrich, Grant's Gazelle, Roan, Lesser Kudu, Lelwel Hartebeest, Beisa Oryx, Derby's Eland, Bohor Reedbuck, Warthog, Olive Baboon, Vervet Monkey.

 

Radio collared White-eared Kob, to aid in following the migration.

 

Huge rock formation like this dot the Boma plataeu area. The Murle people, who live in the area, call this rock "Ngatalecwan" or the walking stick. Kernoy Van Kadai photo.

 

 Local Olive Baboons.

 

Hippos exist not only in the Nile River, but in the many small rivers and swamps throught out South Sudan.

 

Barge on the Pibor River, that flows from the NW edge of Boma Park northward to form the boundary between South Sudan and Ethiopia.

 

 Nile Buffalo.

 

BIRDING IN BOMA NATIONAL PARK

A bird list needs to be created for the park. There is a small list quickly created in 1999 that can be reached by the following link:

 http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/sitefactsheet.php?id=6814

The Golden Pipit is an all year resident in the park.

Hemprich's Hornbill is an all year resident in the park.

Ostrich are not listed on the 1999 bird list, however they are being spotted in the park.

The Abyssinian Scimitarbill is an all year resident in the park.

 

 

 

goes deep into the roadless wilderness of Boma National Park (the 5th largest park in africa), using GPS coordinates to navigate to radio collared animals.

Going in and out of the area of the migration, the safari vehicles pass through Murle, Toposa and Jie villages giving you a chance to photograph these traditional people.The dates are in the dry season with little to no rain and high day time temperatures.

 

 

  • 10 Day Route 8 into Boma national Park $3240 usd per person

 


INFORMATION

It is possible to take a special 1 day safari to fly out and see the migration for a few hours, from the window of an aircraft. The dates are scheduled the day prior,  to the actual ground safari that departs. Contact us for more detail.

The best time to visit South Sudan is in the dry season, which is late December to late March. 

Our safaris have been organizated so that you can arrive in the afternoon in Juba from Dubai on FlyDubai Airlines. However you can use any airline you wish - The mobile camp will have been set up the day before and be waiting for you. On other safari routes you will go direct into the bush.

First you will pass through Immigration at the Juba Intl Airport. If you have your visa, it will be activated.

Then you will collect your checked luggage. If you suffer a lost luggage problem, you will find our representative  outside Customs to help you. The safari will continue on, but our office in Juba will be looking for the bag.


After all safari clients have been gathered, our agent will have 100 us dollars worth of South Sudanese pound available, for each client. We will use the best current exchange rate. You will need this to buy artifacts from the tribal people, liquor and for tips. Bring only large denominations (100s), un marked, un torn, new US dollars. Do not bring smaller US dollar bills, Euros, English Pounds or other currencies. Torn, marked or old bills will not be accepted. We make the exchange to save time and not to make any profit off you. Please do not ask us to change back the money at the end of the safari ($1,$5,$10,$20 usd bills do not exist in Juba).

Included
During the safari we offer as part of the package purified water, beer, milk, various sodas, juices, coffee and Tea. We do not have hard liquor or wine. The driver will now take you to a liquor store if you want to buy a bottle(s). We will have all the mixers in camp -coca cola, 7 up, juices, soda, ice made from boiled water. If you have time as you fly to Juba, visit a duty free shop in the airport at Dubai, Nairobi, Addis and purchase your favorite bottle. It will be far cheaper in a duty free shop vs a store in Juba.

Now the safari vehicle will proceed to the Mundari Tribal area, about 1 hour drive away or the camp near Torit about 3 hours away. There will be a picnic lunch and cold drinks onboard the vehicle to be sent out with you.

If you miss your flight to Juba call us as soon as possible. When you sign up for this safari we will give you a satellite or cell telephone number in Juba. 

 

SAFARI ETIQUETTE AND WHAT TO EXPECT

 

A camera permit is included in your package. Please do not photograph anything of a military nature. The tribal people you will meet are not accustomed to tourist and will not ask any money (this may change in time).

 

Meals are served family style in our mobile camp, prepared by our chef. Everyday the meals will change from Mexican food, to chicken, to fish. Fresh bread baked in camp, vegetables, salads and fresh fruit will always be available. The Chef will prepare a picnic lunch and drinks to take with you, when you are away from camp.

 

Cuban Sandwich- A favorite in our picnic lunches created by our camp chef. When the safari vehicle can not make it back to camp for lunch, the chef always packs a variety of his creations.

Please advise us of any food allergies in advance by email.

Shower stalls are put up by the crew at each location. A canvas bucket with shower nozzle is placed above the stall.

 

At each camp pit latrins will be constructed. A platform with normal toilet seat is situated over the pit and a stall with door is erected around it. A bucket of ashes will be in the stall with a scoop. We ask you to place a couple scoops down the pit each time. The ash stops odors and flies.

 

You will given a laundry bag with a number on it. As you want clothes washed give the bag to our camp laundress. The clothes will be washed and dried as fast as the sun permits it. In times of rain drying might take longer. Bring enough clothes for 5 days on the 7 day safaris and clothes for 10 days on the 10 & 15 day safaris. See our page on Things to bring on Safaris.

On board our safari truck we have 5 gallon containers of boiled water which we use for drinking water and making ice.


Each client is given their own private tent with cot bed (thick matress).
The bed sheets are changed daily. The tent is large enough to stand up in and move around in. The screen door is your barrier against mosquitos, keep it closed.
Take your malarial pills and use mosquito repellant.

In camp there are points that you can recharge your camera batteries. We also use rechargeable lanterns around camp and in your tent.

There is a Satellite telephones in the camp, which is used for the guide to check in with with the camp and for the camp to daily check in with the Juba office. If there is sufficient time, on the telephone, you can use them at the rate of $4 usd per minute. However your normal cell phone,with roaming, can be used in most of south sudan, in range of the cell towers. The satellite phones are also GPS locators. In some situations we must use GPS to navigate with in a country the size of France, with virtually no roads.

Please do not leave passports, tickets, cash, jewelry, credit cards or cameras in your tent while you are away from camp. Always put all valuables in your day pack when you are away from camp. The camp crew will move your suitcase, while cleaning the interior of your tent and making the bed.

There will be 2 drivers, 2 cooks, laundress and an armed park ranger on the safari. They all work as a team to make your safari a success.

Tipping is not mandatory and is only if you feel you have received good service. Generally about $5 to $10 usd per employee is normal for the entire safari.  Please do not give all the money to one person and expect them to divide it.
Please give the tip to each individual, in person. Gifts of boots, flashlights, canteens, etc you do not want to take home, are also welcome by the employees, in place of cash.


DEPARTURE FROM JUBA

Our safaris are timed for you to depart on the afternoon flight out of Juba Intl Airport on FLYDUBAI Airlines to Dubai. However you can use any airline you wish as long as they depart in the afternoon. See the- "Flying to South Sudan" page of this web site. We will get you there at least 2 hours before the flight.

If our vehicles have a mechanical breakdown and can not get you to the flight in time, we are responsible to pay for airline ticket changes, hotel and meals.

If we can not get you to the flight on time due to weather creating extreme mud or a police/military road block we consider this beyond our control. You will then be responsible for airline ticket changes, hotel and meals.

Regardless of what happens in a missed flight situation our employees will stay with you, taking you to airline ticket offices, the hotel, checking daily with you, making our office available to call home and use the computer.

 

 Included :

  • All meals during the safari, while in our mobile camp.
  • Purified water (please bring a 1-2 liter canteen), sodas, beer(as long as it lasts), juices, coffee, tea and ice during the safari, while in our mobile camp.
  • Individual tent with cot bed that has mattress, sheets, pillow (blankets or sleeping bags are not necessary).
  • Mobile enclosed showers, towels and body & hair shower soap.
  • Mobile enclosed toilets.
  • All Park fees at $70 usd per day per person.
  • Ministry of Tourism Cultural area fee.
  • Camera permit $50 usd and the costs to obtain the permit.
  • Introduction letter to get your visa.
  • Translators from the local tribal languages to English.
  • Drivers/guides that are knowledgable about the wildlife and tribes
  • Full mobile kitchen with chef and helper.
  • 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
  • Ice makers.
  • Shaded dining area with camp chairs, tables and lanterns.
  • 220 and 110 volt Power takes offs to charge camera batteries
  • Visits to tribal villages for photography and purchasing artifacts.
  • Game viewing (most game viewing will be from the 4x4 vehicles, however there may be some short distance walking to reach particular areas).
  • Our bank fees to receive transfers

 

Not Included :

  • Airfare to Juba  
  • South Sudan Visa (see our info  on this subject)
  • Entry letter to Board the aircraft to Juba 
  • Any health expenses for illness or accident including malaria prevention, yellow fever innoculation, 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. See www.flydoc.org for insurance for emergency evaucation to a modern Nairobi Hospital
  • Any costs for delays caused by airlines, weather, mud, political occurences, lost luggage. (such as extra charges for: hotels, meals, taxis, airline fees to change tickets)
  • Any costs for rescheduling.
  • Any costs for your arriving in Juba early or departing later of the scheduled dates.
  • Hard liquor
  • tips
  • Use of SAT phone in camp $4 usd per minute
  • Canteen for boiled water. "Stop Plastic Pollution"
  • Your bank fees to send transfers, any fees charged by intermediary banks your bank uses and any currency losses created by your bank transfer.

 

 

VISAS, YELLOW FEVER BOOKLET & CAMERA PERMITS

 

VISA

Flying into Juba you need before boarding the aircraft to Juba:

A. A VISA obtained from a South Sudan Embassy at the country of your residence*. See below South Sudan Embassies. Each Embassy has different requirements for the visa. You will need your valid passport (good for at least 6 months more), 2 passport photos and $100 usd. Some Embassies are also asking for an introduction letter from us (with our safari license attached) and proof of your yellow fever innoculation. If you need an introduction letter please advise us and we will scan it to you. We will need a scan of the photo page of your passport and the city of the Embassy you will apply to, in order to write the introduction letter. Call the embassy for their requirements before visiting them. *For example a person living in Mexico can not get a visa from the the South Sudan Embassy in the USA. However there are exceptions to this rule - nonresidents can get a visa at the embassies at Nairobi, Addis, Kampala and Brussels, but you must appear in person and wait for the visa to be processed (allow 3-4 working days for the visa). 

 

YELLOW FEVER VACCINATION

You need proof of this vaccination in the form of the small yellow booklet titled "International Certificate of Vaccination as approved by the World Health Organization". They may or may not ask you for this upon arrival at Juba, but they can refuse you entry if you do not have the booklet. Plus it is an excellent idea to have this vaccination when travelling anywhere in tropical africa.

CAMERA PERMIT

The cost of this is included in your safari package and we pay the government $50 usd for this.The cost of our making at least two trips to the Ministry of Information, color printing, scanning, emloyee time, to obtain the permit, is also included in your package price. We require you to scan to us, the photo page of your passport and 2 passport size photos - in color, low resolution (no more than 3MB or 3000KB), jpeg to obtain this permit. We then scan you the permit. Do not photograph anything of a military nature, do not photograph public places. This is due to the tensions with the Khartoum government and the rebels in the northern states. You can get arrested for photographing the military. 

London, United Kingdom  www.embrss.org.uk 

MONEY
CASH - bring a $100 us dollar bill for your visa and a $100 us dollar bill that we will change into south sudanese pounds for you. Do not bring small bills likes 1s,5s,10s,20s or 50s because the exchange rate is less for these bills and often they are not accepted. . We suggest you have another $500 us dollars as a reserve fund in your money belt.

 

immediatly upon arrival in Juba, your driver will exchange $100 usd to south sudan pounds at the best rate possible. This is to save time for us and is not an attempt to make money as a money changer. We can then depart to your waiting safari camp,  with less delay in Juba. You should have some south sudanese pounds for tips, buying artifacts and purchasing hard liquor in Juba (we provide only beer, sodas, purified water, juice, tea and coffee as part of your package). Although we highly recommend that you buy a bottle in the duty-free airport shop (in Dubai, Nairobi, etc), while you wait to fly on ward to Juba. It would be much cheaper than stores in Juba.

 

Rates for this Safari
Price including flights from/to UK:
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Price excluding international flights:
$3240 pp 2017
 
No single supplement
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Safari Summary

Notes:

DATES : 2017

Feb 3 - 12           3   Spaces Remain
Mar 20 - 29         Sorry, this safari is now full.

We have plans to repeat this safari in 2018, and also have alternative safari ideas to explore South Sudan. Get in touch, and we will send you suggestions and ideas.

Included :

  • All meals during the safari, while in our mobile camp.
  • Purified water (please bring a 1-2 liter canteen), sodas, beer(as long as it lasts), juices, coffee, tea and ice during the safari, while in our mobile camp.
  • Individual tent with cot bed that has mattress, sheets, pillow (blankets or sleeping bags are not necessary).
  • Mobile enclosed showers, towels and body & hair shower soap.
  • Mobile enclosed toilets.
  • All Park fees at $70 usd per day per person.
  • Ministry of Tourism Cultural area fee.
  • Camera permit $50 usd and the costs to obtain the 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.
  • 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
  • Ice makers.
  • Shaded dining area with camp chairs, tables and lanterns.
  • 220 and 110 volt Power takes offs to charge camera batteries
  • Visits to tribal villages for photography and purchasing artifacts.
  • Game viewing (most game viewing will be from the 4x4 vehicles, however there may be some short distance walking to reach particular areas).
  • Our bank fees to receive transfers

 

Not Included :

  • Airfare to Juba  
  • South Sudan Visa (see our info  on this subject)
  • Entry letter to Board the aircraft to Juba 
  • 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. See www.flydoc.org for insurance for emergency evacuation to a modern Nairobi Hospital
  • 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.
  • Any costs for your arriving in Juba early or departing later of the scheduled dates.
  • Hard liquor
  • tips
  • Use of SAT phone in camp $4 usd per minute
  • Canteen for boiled water. "Stop Plastic Pollution"
  • Your bank fees to send transfers, any fees charged by intermediary banks your bank uses and any currency losses created by your bank transfer.
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