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South Sudan

Main attractions

Southern Sudan is a new country, emerging from decades long warfare. In many regions of this country continue skirmishes and often these are exactly those regions which may have very interesting natural and cultural landmarks.

South Sudan definitely should have interesting landmarks - such as unique biotopes, waterfalls, caves. Here are located very interesting tropical forests (including diverse montane forests), swamps, savannah. But so far the information about landmarks in this country is very scarce.

It is known that in the country, especially in the isolated mountain forests are numerous endemic animals and plants. Local people have many legends about the sightings of unusual animals, including a much published (fake) story about giant python who swallowed a sleeping guard in 2007.

Some of the known landmarks in the South Sudan are:

  • Boma Plateau wild coffee - Jonglei and Eastern Equatoria, especially eastern part of Boma Plateau. One of the few places in the world where Coffea arabica grows in the wild. In Ethiopia most of the coffee is hybridised wild and domesticated coffee. Boma Plateau are little explored, forested mountains with spectacular yearly migrations of large animals.
  • Nimule Rapids (Fulla Rapids) - Eastern Equatoria. Impressive rapids on White Nile, extending over a 0.7 km long distance.

Unusual and grim landmark to the political changes in South Sudan is "Lucy" - bombed and abandoned giant canal excavation machine, which until the 1980s was busy making a channel which would benefit Sudan and Egypt and deteriorate the natural ecosystems in South Sudan.

 

 

 

List of described attractions by states

Southern Sudan is divided into 10 states.

Central Equatoria
Eastern Equatoria
Jonglei
Lakes
Northern Bahr el Ghazal
Unity
Upper Nile
Warrap
Western Bahr el Ghazal
Western Equatoria

Map of South Sudan

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