Juba is the capital of the newest country in the world, South-Sudan, which separated from Sudan in 2011. It is a fast growing city, located on the Nile River. Since July 2016 the security situation in South Sudan has become unstable and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has advised against all travel to South Sudan, including Juba.
Without the current security situation, Juba would be a great place to visit.
Most people have heard of the annual migration in the Masai Mara and the Serengeti, but few have heard of the annual migration in South Sudan which some estimate to have even bigger numbers of animals migrating throughout the year. Imagine the hundreds of thousands of antelopes on the plains, as well as elephants, giraffe, buffalo and birds in search of water and grass as they follow the seasonal rains in the country.
Once Juba and South Sudan are safe to visit, this area has the potential to rival the migration in Tanzania and Kenya. One of the national parks where this takes place is only a 2-hour drive from Juba and can even be visited on a day-trip.
Use Tripindigo and be a pioneer to witness the huge numbers of antelopes in this annual migration once the security situation has become safe.
In Juba, there is an active cattle market where the horns of some animals are up to 2m (6 feet) long. This makes an impressive sight when they are walked through the streets of town.
The original location of Juba was on the island called Gondokoro and you can visit this site on a day-trip and wander around the giant trees that dot the island. Other day-trips possible are visits to some of the local tribes of South Sudan.
Visit Jebel Kujur if you enjoy rock climbing or simply enjoy a walk in nature. And don’t forget to look for birds when you are there.