The landlocked country in East-Central Africa, South Sudan is currently the newest country as it gained its independence in 2011 from the Republic of Sudan. While still fresh, South Sudan has been widely recognized in the world with its capital in Juba. It is still not a very popular country for tourism due to past turmoil and its economic state but it is certainly already known. Here are 10 things the country is famous for. The main ethnic groups in the country are the Dinka who are of the highest number in population in the country, making up about 40% of the total population. There is also the Nuer, the Bari, and the Azande. Each of these ethnic groups have their own unique form of culture, history, and festivals. When you visit South Sudan, you can’t ever get tired or bored because of the colorful festivals and other entertaining events that take place which are unique to each group or tribe respectively. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Games and Sports:
South Sudanese engage in several traditional and modern games and sports including mock battles, wrestling, football, and basketball. Even though indigenes partakes more in their traditional games/sports, association football and basketball still remains the most popular and common sports in the country. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Over Three Scores Languages:
South Sudan has more than 60 indigenous languages and most of them are grouped under the Nilo-Saharan Language family. It’s common for you to find people in the streets, marketplaces, and public spaces speaking these languages. However, the official language of the country is English, and that’s what is mostly spoken in the academic and professional circle. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Boma National Park:
The Boma National Park accommodates a variety of birds and rare wild animals including Mongalla Gazelle, onyx, white-eared kob, hartebeest, etc. One or two days of exploring this amazing park is an unforgettable experience in the wildlife. Some of the common tourist’s activities include birth watching and game viewing. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
The shoebill stork-like bird is a unique species of bird that lives in the large swamp of South Sudan. The bird likes to stare a lot and they are a solitary and patient creature. Perhaps, this is one of the reasons why they can survive as much as 35 years before they die. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Dinka Tribal Wrestlers:
One of the most interesting things you can do at South Sudan is to watch Dinka Tribal wrestlers. It’s one of the most loved sports by the locals and it usually involves two men trying to outdo each other to become the winner of the fight. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Nimule National Park:
Nimule is paradise on earth. Established in 1954, the park is the perfect place for a tour and adventure. You can watch huge elephant herds, visit the Fola Falls, or experience Turbulence Rivers. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
One of the major important resources of South Sudan and has greatly contributed to their economy is oil. At least 98% of the nation’s annual budget is funded by cash from oil. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Dinka Cattle Herders:
These nomadic cattle herders are more like superheroes. It’s normal to see one herder in charge of 100s of cattle, moving from one location to the other. It’s quite an amazing view to witness. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Juba, World’s Newest City Capital:
The capital of South Sudan is also the world’s newest city capital. The city is situated on the Nile and offer so much for tourists to do. Major attractions include St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Bandingilo National Park, and all saints cathedral.
•Culled from www.lets-travel-more.com