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Wonders of South Sudan

Mount Kinyeti, South Sudan
Mount Kinyeti, South Sudan / AIMikhin, Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0

WorldBlue  Highlights

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, savanna. 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 forest are numerous endemic animals and plants. Local people have many legends about the sightings of unusual animals, including a much-published (fake) story about a giant python who swallowed a sleeping guard in 2007.

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WorldViolet Top wonders of South Sudan

Geological wonders

Nimule Rapids (Fulla Rapids)


Impressive rapids on White Nile that extend over a 0.7 km long distance.

Biological wonders

Boma Plateau wild coffee

Boma, Namorunyang

One of the few places in the world where Coffea arabica grows in the wild. In Ethiopia, most of the coffee is hybridized wild and domesticated coffee. Boma Plateau is little explored. In these forested mountains take place spectacular yearly migrations of large animals.

Architecture wonders



Bombed and abandoned giant canal excavation machine that until the 1980ies was busy making a channel that would benefit Sudan and Egypt and deteriorate the natural ecosystems in South Sudan.

"Lucy" - abandoned digger in South Sudan
“Lucy” – abandoned digger in South Sudan / USAID, Wikimedia Commons / public domain

WorldYellow Recommended books

South Sudan

Developed by literacy experts for students in grades three through seven, this book introduces young readers to the geography and culture of South Sudan.

South Sudan (Bradt Travel Guide)

This is the first-ever standalone travel guide to the world’s newest country. South Sudan has emerged from decades of inaccessibility as a vibrant and diverse destination. One of the world’s largest wetlands, tropical forests, and the second-largest wildlife migration on earth draw nature lovers in pursuit of experiences far from the madding crowd, while tribal peoples such as the Dinka, Bari, and Zande preserve unique cultures thousands of years in the making. With detailed maps and extensive coverage of security issues, the guide includes coverage of disputed and unstable areas for the benefit of aid workers and business travelers.

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