Most interesting landmarks of South Sudan

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 giant python who swallowed a sleeping guard in 2007.
Some of the known landmarks in South Sudan are:

  • Boma Plateau wild coffee – Boma and Namorunyang, 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 hybridized wild and domesticated coffee. Boma Plateau are little explored, forested mountains with spectacular yearly migrations of large animals.
  • Nimule Rapids (Fulla Rapids) – Imatong. Impressive rapids on White Nile which extend over a 0.7 km long distance.

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

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