South Sudan

South Sudan

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Separated from the north in 2011, South Sudan is the world's newest country and has emerged from decades of inaccessibility as a vibrant and diverse destination. Nature lovers are drawn to the region to experience one of the world's largest wetlands, the many tropical forests and the second-largest wildlife migration on earth. The tribal peoples such as the Dinka, Bari and Zande preserve unique cultures thousands of years in the making. Authors Sophie Ibbotson and Max Lovell-Hoare provide practical information on getting around this new country where the travelling is rugged but the rewards are immense. This stand-alone guide outlines tour operators, hotels, restaurants, suggested itineraries, and how you can give back to the community. The chapter on Sudanese culture provides in-depth coverage of its languages, people and culture. Divided into geographical regions with photographs and maps, South Sudan enables the intrepid traveller to explore the length and breadth of the more

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  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 136 x 214 x 12mm | 220g
  • Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1st ed.
  • 16pp colour + 12 maps
  • 1841624667
  • 9781841624662
  • 661,936

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Two years after achieving independence, South Sudan is in the midst of tremendous change: as the country seeks to define itself, now is the perfect time to witness this exciting transition. Immerse yourself in the hectic energy of Juba, the world's youngest capital, or tackle Grade 5 rapids on a white-water rafting trip from Nimule. Explore the remarkable biodiversity of five national parks and capture a glimpse of the elusive 'Big Five'. With comprehensive, up-to-date information on everything from safety and health to cultural etiquette and transportation, Bradt's South Sudan appeals to a broad audience of expats and first-time visitors. The first standalone printed guidebook by a leading publisher, this guide is an indispensable companion to a beguiling nation in its infancy; let Sophie and Max inspire you to explore the secrets of the world's newest more

About Sophie Lovell-hoare

Sophie and Max Lovell-Hoare have worked extensively in Africa and Asia, and have also written Bradt guides to Sudan, Tajikistan and more

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"Bradt reaches the parts other travel publishers don't reach" The Independentshow more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Background Information 3 Geography and climate 3, History 4, Government and politics 11, Economy 13, People 15, Language 18, Religion 19, Education 20, Culture 21 Chapter 2 Natural History 25 Flora 25, Fauna 25, National parks 46 Chapter 3 Practical Information 49 When to visit 49, Highlights 49, Suggested itineraries 50, Tour operators 51, Red tape 52, Embassies, government ministries and NGOs 53, Getting there and away 56, Health 59, Safety 72, What to take 77, Money and budgeting 77, Getting around 79, Accommodation 84, Eating and drinking 86, Public holidays 88, Shopping 88, Photography permits 88, Media 91, Communications 93, Living in South Sudan 94, Business 96, Cultural etiquette 100, Travelling positively 101 Part Two The Guide Chapter 4 Juba and Central Equatoria 105 Juba 105, Yei 125 Chapter 5 Eastern Equatoria 129 Nimule 129, Torit 135, Kapoeta 137 Chapter 6 Western Equatoria 141 Mundri 141, Maridi 141, Yambio 142, Southern National Park 146 Chapter 7 Bahr el Ghazal 147 Wau 147, Raja 151 Chapter 8 Warrap, Unity and Lakes 153 Warrap 153, Unity 154, Lakes 155 Chapter 9 Jonglei 161 Bor 161, Northern Jonglei 165, Boma National Park 165 Chapter 10 Upper Nile 171 Malakal 171, Kodok 175 Chapter 11 Disputed Territories 177 Abyei region 177, Kafia Kingi 179, The Ilemi Triangle 179 appendix 1 language 181 appendix 2 Glossary 184 appendix 3 further information 186 Indexshow more

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