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Safaris to Nimule National Park

Without a doubt, safaris are the first thing that come to mind to most people when they think about Africa. Much less people, however, would think of a safari in South Sudan. With Young Pioneer Tours, nothing is impossible and we can arrange safaris to South Sudan’s most interesting National Park: Nimule.

Dating from the British colonial era, Nimule is a national park right by the border with Uganda. It is renowned for its elephants, hippopotamuses, dense bird life and crocodiles. For those who want to visit South Sudan briefly without spending much time in Juba, the capital, this can be a formidable option.

Nimule can be accessed either flying-in from Juba or by crossing to it by Uganda. Flying in from South Sudan is actually quicker and simpler, surprisingly, than making your way there from Kampala and crossing. We however offer both possibilities.

If you wish to visit Nimule from Uganda, we can organise the same itineraries. The first day is changed for a day of travel to Nimule from Kampala. The extra cost for transit from Kampala is $85 USD each way, including an entry permit. If you were to meet with our guide at the border, the entry permit fee would be $30 USD.

Starting PointDuration
Price per person (USD)
Juba3 days$625
Juba5 days$1045
Kampala3 days$795
Kampala5 days$1115
At the border3 days$655
At the border5 days$1075

Short itinerary from Juba (3 days)

Day One – Juba (Dinner Included)

  • Arrival in Juba with a morning flight from Addis or Nairobi
  • Our guide will be there to assist you with immigration from your arrival.
  • We will make a short city tour of Juba before we leave it, going to the Presidential House, the city square and John Garang Mausoleum
  • Before we leave Juba, we stop for lunch
  • Transfer from Juba to Nimule National Park
  • Overnight in National Park ranger accommodation


Day Two – Nimule (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

  • Today, we will spend a whole day going around for a safari in Nimule national park with rangers
  • In the afternoon, we will go on a boat trip along rivers to view elephants refreshing themselves
  • Overnight in National Park ranger accommodation

Day Three – Juba (Breakfast and lunch included)

  • Transfer early from Nimule to Juba
  • On our way back to Juba, we’ll stop to a Dinka village and cattle camp along the way. The Dinka are the most populous ethnicity of South Sudan and spearheaded the independence movement in the country.
  • Evening flight from Juba to Addis Ababa or Nairobi


Cost (3 days): $625 per person

Inclusions

  • Transportation from beginning to the end of the itinerary
  • Airport pickup
  • Twin-Share Accommodation
  • Local guide, rangers and driver
  • Meals as listed

Exclusions

  • Single supplement: $60
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • All pax must also pay a further $100 to immigration upon arrival in Juba. No exit tax. 
  • Tips for the local guide, rangers and driver
  • Personal spendings

Long itinerary from Juba (5 days)

Day One – Juba (Dinner Included)

  • Arrival in Juba with a morning flight from Addis or Nairobi
  • Our guide will be there to assist you with immigration from your arrival.
  • We will make a short city tour of Juba before we leave it, going to the Presidential House, the city square and John Garang Mausoleum
  • Before we leave Juba, we stop for lunch
  • Transfer from Juba to Nimule National Park
  • Overnight in National Park ranger accommodation


Day Two – Nimule (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

  • Today, we will spend a whole day going around for a safari in Nimule national park with rangers
  • In the afternoon, we will go on a boat trip along rivers to view elephants refreshing themselves
  • Overnight in National Park ranger accommodation

Day Three – Nimule (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

  • Today, we will spend our second day going around on safari in Nimule national park.
  • In the afternoon, we will go on a different boat trip along rivers to view more of Nimule’s famous elephants
  • Overnight in National Park ranger accommodation

Day Four – Nimule (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

  • To mix things up a bit, instead of a safari in a vehicle, it is trekking that we will be doing today. Escorted of course, by expert armed rangers.
  • Overnight in National Park ranger accommodation  


Cost (5 days): $1045 per person

Inclusions

  • Transportation from beginning to the end of the itinerary
  • Airport pickup
  • Twin-Share Accommodation
  • Local guide, rangers and driver
  • Meals as listed

Exclusions

  • Single supplement: $120
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • All pax must also pay a further $100 to immigration upon arrival in Juba. No exit tax. 
  • Tips for the local guide, rangers and driver
  • Personal spendings
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