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.
I am just posting about my bad experience with Bahr El Jebel Safari's. Their website is here:
My friend was planning to visit South Sudan and had already booked a tour package with Bahr El Jebel Safari's. He said that the rate would be reduced if a second person came. After a quick look at their website and corresponding with them via email, I wired the necessary funds (100% of the tour as they requested) to join him on the trip.
My bank suspended the…
I am planning a short visit to South Sudan in a couple of weeks time. I have read that there is an obelisk-like monument for Dutch explorer Alexine Tinne somewhere near Juba - but so far, I have been unsuccessful in locating it. Can anyone point out where exactly to find this monument? I fear that asking locals once there will not bring the answer. Thanks!
I have successfully obtained a visa for South Sudan in Kampala so let me detail the process.
The SS Embassy is located on Sezibwa Rd. It is past the Fang Fang Hotel, on your right, and McKinnon Rd, and immediately after the Nigerian High Commissioner’s residence, on your left. There is an entrance after an unmarked iron gate with the SS flag. The embassy is open 9 to noon for visa applications on weekdays. The visa processing takes three business days, available two days later, thus an…
Within the next couple of days I'm going to Juba. Does anyone have current information on the safety situation in the areas of Terekeka, Kapoeta, Torit and Bor?
I'm going to South Sudan in January and I'm going to be working there for at least 6 months. I've done a bit of research into the expected dress code, but I'm finding it difficult to gauge what exactly is acceptable and what is not as there seems to be a lot of differing opinions. I certainly don't want to offend anyone, but I know it's also going to be hot, so the less clothes I have to wear the better!
Points which no one seems to agree on is the length of skirts i.e. is knee length…