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Hi friends,
I am heading to Nairobi Kenya in November 2018 with my husband. My husband lived in a refugee camp (Kakuma) on the border of south sudan until he was 12 and then in Nairobi until he was 14 before he came to Canada. From Nairobi we are hoping to catch a ride into South Sudan. We want to go to Juba and then to a village outside of Juba. Is their any diaspora out their who have been to South Sudan? What was your experience like? I have been to honduras which isnt exactly a beacon of…

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Alright, guys, I was struggling to find information about this one, as there is so little information about it. So I decided to bring back to the thorn tree community with my experience. Last post dates form 6 months ago, and with a little help here and there, I went to Cairo to get the visa which what I understood was the best and easiest place to get the south Sudanese visa. Previous posts would suggest same day, or 24 hours visa pain-free. that was NOT the case for me... It took a week, with…

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South Sudan

I have just returned from Juba and to get my visa i applied in london after printing out an airline route via addis
return a hotel booking and a LOI to myself .I got the visa no problem ,be carefull the visa is from the date of application.
I then booked the flight and hotel Juba Crown it is cheaper than some of the crazy prices at some of the
hotels the aid agencies stay at,i walked it from the airport a few times it is only a 10 minute walk, taxi $5 or motor bike taxi $1 i used the bikes all…

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I went to "check off" South Sudan on my list. As most people were, I was pretty nervous, but felt a calm being around so many aide and humanitarian workers.

Here are my full notes, I hope they can help other travelers like me. Overall, calmer and more chill than I had expected.

http://www.ramblinrandy.com/africa/south-sudan/

Safe travels!

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Hi,

I'm a freelance photojournalist travelling into the country in the coming week. Not entering the country on a journalist visa but instead a regular tourist visa that I'll apply for in Kampala on Monday, then acquire a photo card in Juba. Entering with the described intention being that I am interested in the country as a result of previous tertiary education, South Sudanese friends, and an overall desire to learn from the country. I assume this will be a pain-free task?

I am absolutely…

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Hi all
I have one country left to visit in Africa South Sudan but there has been no new reports on this site for many months
has anyone been to Juba recently if so how is the security situation .
No knee jerk reactions just common sense i dont scare easy i plan to go in january .
Thanks safe journeys.

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Will be traveling to Juba for about a month in August. I have always taken doxycycline when in malarial areas, but the prices in the US are quite high, especially without prescription insurance coverage.

Last time I was in Kenya, I bought doxy very cheaply in Nairobi. Is it similarly available from chemists in Juba? I think in Nairobi I paid the US equivalent of $0.05 a pill.

Thanks!

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Just got back from a trip to south sudan here's my feedback:

VISA

got it in 7 days from the embassy in london for 50gbp,it was pretty easy,i didn't have an invitation letter,i explained i just wanted to see juba for a couple of days,showed him a bank statement and the registration of my business in the uk etc.etc so they agreed to file for the visa without LOI......validity was a month.

FLIGHT

I flew in from khartoum with TARCO,ticket cost me one way 1750 sudanese pound(roughly 115 usd at…

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Embassy in Khartoum in March 2016 shifted responsibility to the Consulate (but will use both words to mean same thing)

Summarizing the main points. I could also present this in conversation form as it happened

Embassy is
1. opaque / not transparent
(a) no website
(b) no list on paper at Embassy of i. requirements ii. processing time iii. visa price
They charge you whatever they want , you have no item to pint to when they cheat / over-charge you

  1. receipt is for a lower amount…
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Hi There ,I'm heading to Juba in 2 weeks,been looking for cheap options in regards to guesthouses/hotels but there isn't much online,has anyone been there fairly recently and can give me names and addresses of cheap alternatives?
Also,How much shall i get charged from the airport to town in a taxi or motorcycle(i would only have a backpack with me)?What are the rates for rides within juba? Thanks in advance.