Tourism & Culture

South Sudan Attractions

South Sudan has 14 national parks/protected areas and world’s second largest animal migration. South Sudan has world’s second largest animal migration, an epic migration of the antelopes, but there is not a single tourist to see it.Major parks include:

Boma National Park is as big as Rwanda.  Bandingilo National Park, Lantoto National Park, Nimule National Park, Shambe National Park, Southern National Park, etc. There are also several game reserves which includes Ez Zeraf Game Reserve, Ashana Game Reserve, Bengangai Game Reserve, Bire Kpatuos Game Reserve, Chelkou Game Reserve, Fanikang Game Reserve, Juba Game Reserve, Kidepo Game Reserve, Mbarizunga Game Reserve, and Numatina Game Reserve among others.

South Sudan is a country rich of Culture

The official language of South Sudan is English.There are  64 indigenous languages, most classified under the Nilo-Saharan Language family; collectively, they represent two of the first order divisions of Nile Sudanic and Central Sudanic.

In the border region between Western Bahr Al Ghazal state and Sudan are an indeterminate number of people from West African countries who settled here on their way back from Mecca—who have assumed a traditionally nomadic life—that reside either seasonally or permanently. They primarily speak Chadian languages and their traditional territories are in the southern portions of the Sudanese regions of Northern Kordofan and Darfur.

Many of these ethnic groups share common culture, very closely-link cultural traits with intelligible languages which forming distinct larger family units. The groups are briefly explain below.

The Dinka:

Historically are cattle owners as part of their cultural heritage. You find them good in several human activities such as agriculture, garning, fishing and hunting.

The Nuer:

The Nuer occupies for themselves a vast savanna land which stretches from Ethiopia border to the west of the Nile River and encompasses the counties of Nasir, Fangak, Akobo and Bentiu.

The Luo groups:

Luo speakers are agro-pastoralists who usually keep small herds of cattle in addition to larger flocks of sheep and goats. Some communities’ adept and dedicated themselves as fishermen who successfully exploit the resources of rivers they live along and hunting are also widely practiced especially among the Shilluk and Aynuak.

The Azande:

They are mainly farmers who grow various crops and fruits and often rear domestic animals such as goats and chickens. Farming remains largely women domain while Men build and maintain homesteads and perform other various tasks and crafts.

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