Although South Sudan is one of the littler-known nations in the world, the very fact that South Sudan is so undiscovered is what makes it likely to attract the first intrepid visitors here. Tourism in South Sudan is a very new field, however, the rewards for those adventurous spirits who are up to the challenge, are immeasurable. South Sudan, a diverse country boasting a wealth of tribal groups, is an anthropologist’s dream. Wildlife buffs can get excited over the vast numbers of large mammals that appear to have survived the decades of war relatively unharmed. Trekkers may take on the challenge of the Imatong Mountains on the bountiful border of Uganda and African overland travellers may dream of following the White Nile across the length of the world’s newest country.
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Boma National Park, covering around 22,800 sq km near the border of Ethiopia may very well become the number one tourist attraction in South Sudan. This widespread wilderness is home to large quantities of wildlife including migrating herds of over a million white-eared kob, tiang antelope and Mongalla gazelle.
Nimule National Park may be the smallest national park in the country, but may also hold title for the most beautiful. Nimule sits on the border of Uganda. This park was once renowned for its white rhino (which are sadly no more) and is now home to hippo, Uganda kob, elephants and buffalo.
Juba, the bustling capital city of South Sudan, is a boom town filled with government officials, business people, refugees, oil men, NGO workers and South Sudanese recently returned from exile abroad. There are few conventional tourist sites in town aside from the grave of John Garang, the former leader of the South Sudan independence movement.
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Barely two years old, South Sudan is joining the modern world by emphasizing the role of digital media in its international politics. It is with this emphasis that the Embassy of the Republic of South Sudan in Washington DC has decided to go digital in hopes of providing basic information and answers to some of the frequently asked questions regarding South Sudan.
South Sudan is ready to make its imprint in the digital world and the launch of this website is a major step towards achieving that goal.
Akec Khoc Aciew
In August 2010, South Sudanese were invited to compose a national anthem.
After three rounds of competition, University of Juba students won with their lyrics titled "South Sudan Oyee" (Hurray)