Southern National Park – Wildlife Safari in South Sudan.
The Southern National Park was established in 1939 located in famous south Sudan and the size of the park is 23,000 km2. The park was drained by three rivers: the Sue River to the west, a well-defined channel that joined the Nile; the Gel River to the east; and the Ibba River in the center of the park. The Gel and Ibba Rivers, after flowing through the park, formed a flood plain which made the habitat swampy.
The Southern National Park is located in Western South Sudan, never miss the chance to visit the wildlife animals in Sudan.
Bushveld, true rainforest vegetation, forests in laterite soils, and gallery forests were found in the park. During the monsoon season, the park had extensive grassland that grew up to about 15 feet (4.6 m). The soil was generally of whitish clay and there were sandy valleys. The park was thinly populated and visited by very few tourists. Hunting, fishing, and honey collection were the common vocations of the people living in the parking area.
Things to See: Wildlife Watching
The rivers flowing through the park as aba, an eel-like fish, tilapia, Nile bichir, lungfish, catfish, and a few crocodiles. Mammals reported to have been present in the park during Anderson’s time in Southern Sudan were giant eland, waterbuck, kob, hartebeest, korrigum, African buffalo, Kordofan giraffe, oribi, northern white rhino, reedbuck, lion, colobus monkey, various galagos including the Senegal bushbaby, and giant forest hog.
Best time to visit Southern National Park
The best time to travel to Southern National Park for game viewing is during the months of October to May occasionally interrupted by storms and heavy rains.
April to May is great for game viewing as animals are found near the water pool, holes, and near the river banks. The rainy season covers the rest of the months. The roads to Southern National park are flooded during the heavy rains of June and July.
Car Rental Sudan recommends 4X4 vehicles for the self-drive Safari in South Sudan.
Southern National Park has no developed accommodations ( Safar Lodges & Hotels) But the operator will set up temporary tented camps. Such accommodation can be prepared before arrival at the park or reserve.