Please find below some information from my very recent (February 29 th to March 4 th, 2016) trip to South Sudan.
• Visa: Me and my friend traveled on Swedish passports and arranged our visa through the South Sudanese embassy in Norway who granted us a 30 day single entry tourist visa. The procedure was straightforward although they were a bit reluctant to let go of the passports until very close to our departure. The cost was about 100 USD plus postage. Apart from the visa form…
I maybe taking a job as a aid worker in Akobo in South Sudan. I am also an amateur photographer, and I was hoping to bring my camera equipment to take some photos while i'm in the country.
Unfortunately, I've been hearing a lot of stories from tourist saying that taking photos is frowned upon by the local people, and you could even get arrested, especially if you don't have a Photo Permit. So I wanted to get a perspective from someone whose been there.
The last thing I want to…
I'm a Swedish doctor trying to visit all the countries in the world within my life span. Have been to 166 this far. Only 29 more to go!
Now, I plan to visit South Sudan in February or March (2016) for about a week and since that country is not very well covered by guide books and rarely visited by tourists, save the hard core globetrotter, I decided to try this forum to see what info I can get by.
I'm either flying into and out of Juba or coming in overland from Uganda and…
Im planning to visit South Sudan for either a few days or only a footstep into the country.
Does anybody know if I can apply for a visa in Uganda?
If yes, how much does it cost and how long takes the process?
I was doing lots of research and was reading that busses go from Uganda to Juba. Im just not sure about the current security situation. Does anybody has better information how it is at the moment?
Any kind of information would be very helpful.
Cheers and thanks a lot for…
Canadian that will be in Nairobi around Christmas and again in early January. I will have a couple of weeks to spend in Kenya after a visit to Sudan proper, and I am interested in trying to visit South Sudan for a couple of days during my time in the region. A few questions that I'd greatly appreciate answers to, including time clarity on when you made your discoveries.
1) Any successful visa grabs from Kenya or other nearby locations? Please share what you submitted, cost, and turn…
With all the bad press about South Sudan right now I would like to say we went to Boma National Park back in 2012 and had a great time. Someday things will go back to normal and we plan to return. In our research before going I contacted Undiscovered Destinations, Bahr El Jebel Safaris and Trans Nile Tours. Only Bahr El Jebel Safaris had the ability to help us and did a good job. We were able to see Tiang and Kob Antelope, Hyeana and Warthog. Visiting the Suri people, who live in the park, was…
I tried using the South Sudan guide book and found a lot of the information not correct or incomplete. Either the country is changing quickly or the writers were never there. Do not buy this book.
just came back from a couple of days in juba, and for those considering to visit, here is some info.
- accommodation: i stayed at christmas hotel, in hai thoura area. felt secure, quiet neighbourhood, and one block from a busy street with plenty of shops and restaurants. self-contained room with fan: SSP150. they also change US$ at 6.8. so your accommodation would cost around US$22, which is not bad for juba.
- don't change money at the airport, and if you are traveling light, you can…
Hello! Does anyone know the best way to get from Addis Ababa to Juba by bus? I thought about taking Sky Bus to Arba Minch and from there smaller buses to the border. However, I could get a direct bus to Asosa Ethiopia which looks closer to the border. From there, I was hoping to get a bus to Juba.
Any ideas? I'm totally cool with uncomfortable bumpy mini bus rides.