Sudan Safari Guide – Holidays, Ideas & Travel Information; Visit South Sudan.

Welcome to South Sudan safari guide featuring travel information about the places to visit, when to visit Sudan, car rental companies, tour operators, hotels, national parks, game reserves, costs of Sudan Safari holiday, wildlife watching tours.

Uganda Cleared the northern part of the country that increased the accessibility of Sudan via kidepo valley national park and other mainland access points to enable travelers after Uganda safaris to explore Sudan’s national parks & game reserves for a wildlife experience. After decades of conflict with the ruling north, Sudan’s southern regions have officially become an independent nation and open for tourists to visit the magic wildlife parks.

Location of South Sudan

South Sudan is the youngest country in Africa and it joined the East African community as a result of it being interested in the economic benefits of the members.  It was formed as a breakaway from Sudan, it became an independent country hence the more development to see that its tourism booms.

Borderlines: It borders Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the Central African Republic and enables you to enjoy your travel in these countries, car rental Sudan operates in all these countries.

Getting around South Sudan

There are only two major ways to get to South Sudan when planning a safari holiday to Sudan’s national parks & game reserves not missing cultural experiences of the local people & tribes in the youngest country of Sudan.

  • By Plan: There are many international flights that come to Juba International airport and flying into Juba depart from Cairo (Egypt), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Entebbe (Uganda) or Nairobi (Kenya) Khartoum (Sudan) to/from where you should be able to manage flights to Europe, Asia or the Americas.
  • By Road: The only paved roads South Sudan has been in major cities like Juba and Rumbek. The 190 Kilometers from Nimule on the Ugandan Border to Juba have recently been paved and construction works are underway to upgrade the road from Juba to Bor. then accessibility to Kenya is recommended to be by plan

Weather & Climatic Conditions of Sudan

South Sudan has a rainy season which lasts from May to November. The rainy season massively limits roads and other transportation due to South Sudan’s roads being dirt tracks and in the rainy season, they turn into mud tracks. This makes wildlife watching a bit hard compared to the dry seasons when the national parks are open for wildlife encounters in Southern National Park.

Is it safe to travel to South Sudan?

its the role of Car Rental Sudan to advise and offer updated information regarding their safety in Sudan when on vacation to Africa. Among the frequently asked question is this famous one whether its safe to visit South Sudan?

Yes: Due to the new developments that have been taking place in the country with the booming tourism that has started to shine,  There are clearly parts of South Sudan where strife is very much ongoing and foreigners can easily become a target and this is the reason as to why we recommend travelers to always have their local guides to enable them to interact in the local language as few of them speak English. One can go to South Sudan and start roaming it freely.

Insurance and Medical Conditions

Car Rental Sudan does recommend that every traveler planning to take an expeditious holiday to south Sudan to take up insurance for medical since the country’s medical facilities are not to the standard of Western medical facilities; we require that everyone traveling to South Sudan has very good travel insurance that covers evacuation and treatment in another country. As South Sudan is still a red zone, most insurance companies won’t cover travel there.

Car Rental Sudan can only manger to offer Sudan safaris that are risk-free and the driver guide will take all the reasonable care to enable that you stay safe in Sudan.

Be open-minded and flexible on the Safari

In South Sudan, like many of the destinations where car Rental Sudan operates like DR Congo, environmental thinking is not at the forefront of everyday life and you will see a lot of litter in places.

  1. Tourism: South Sudan’s tourism industry is starting to boom and develop due to a few years of stability in the country and the AfricanParks taking the key in the conservation of the national parks and restocking them like southern national parks, Nimule national parks, Boma National Park which is hosting the wildlife of Sudan.
  2. Accommodations in Sudan: The Hotels are few and just still under redevelopment so don’t expect the same services as the case in Kenya, Uganda or Tanzania. Car Rental Sudan requests you to be patient with the hotels that will be booked for you during the Sudan safari.
  3. Road Conditions: The roads are often in a poor state of repair, making trips take much longer than usual so always rely on the expert Car Rental Sudan during the tailoring of the Sudan safari tour to enable that every time is taken care of during your travel in Sudan.
  4. Changes in the Trip to Sudan:  Your trip might not go exactly according to plan and it might be necessary to make changes for logistical or safety reasons. It is important to be open to those changes and remain flexible. Your travel insurance should also cover changes to flights in and out of the country.
  5. Tipping: If you’re happy with the services of your guide and driver then we would recommend leaving a tip for them at the end of your trip. The amount is entirely up to you, but a reasonable amount for a group to tip would be between $100-150 – however, it is not obligatory and if you do not wish to tip then this is up to you.

Photography Cultural Safaris in Sudan

Car Rental Sudan does accept that Sudan has a lot to offer when it comes to cultural tourism and we do offer Sudan photography safaris to appreciate the most culture and practices of the people of Sudan with the experienced tour guide of Car Rental Sudan.

Juba is well-secured and is the capital is safe but you should be very careful about photographs there. While it sometimes surprises people that they can easily take photos in Uganda, taking photos in Juba can put you in serious trouble as the case in the Democratic republic of congo. The local authorities there do not take kindly to trigger-happy shutterbugs, no matter how mundane the focus of their photography. Being caught taking a photo of the wrong thing in Juba can lead to imprisonment, so always heed your guide. Once outside the capital, these restrictions will relax a great deal and always talk to your guide when you feel like taking a photo in Sudan and he will advise you and talk to the locals. Book a Photography safari to Sudan with Car rental Sudan to enjoy a Cultural tour in Africa with optional extension to Kenya’s Primates.

Photo Permits for Filming Safaris in Sudan

You must obtain a photography permit from the Sudanese Ministry of Interior, Department of Aliens before taking any photos. Cameras and other recording devices are subject to seizure, even when the user holds a photography permit. All travelers, including journalists, must obtain a photography permit before taking any photographs. Even with a photography permit, photographing military facilities, bridges, drainage stations, broadcast stations, public utilities, slum areas, and beggars is prohibited. Car Rental Sudan will guide you on how to secure one when you book 6 days Sudan Photography Tour and add the cost to your quote, Contact us

If you feel that you’d like to contribute, and then speak with your guide who will be able to make appropriate suggestions. Most people like to take photos, and it’s sometimes easy to forget that the photogenic person in front of you may not want their picture taken. Check on the Safari guide team

South Sudan Safari dressing Code

Sudan is a conservative society, particularly in the capital and other areas where the Muslim population is the majority. Modest dress and behavior are expected for both men and women. Loose, long-sleeved shirts and full-length skirts or slacks are recommended attire for female visitors. Women who are not Muslim are not expected or required to cover their heads. Men may wear short-sleeved shirts, but short pants are not acceptable in public.