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    South Sudan

    • South Sudan, also called Southern Sudan, country located in northeastern Africa.
    • Its rich biodiversity includes lush savannas, swamplands, and rainforests that are home to many species of wildlife.
    • Prior to 2011, South Sudan was part of Sudan, its neighbour to the north.
    • South Sudan’s population, predominantly African cultures who tend to adhere to Christian or animist beliefs, was long at odds with Sudan’s largely Muslim and Arab northern government.
    • South Sudan’s capital is Juba.

    South Sudan has so much to offer, here are some of the things South Sudan is known for.

    • Boma National Park This vast wilderness is home to huge quantities of wildlife, including migrating herds of over a million antelope.
    • Nimule National Park Home to hippos, Ugandan kobs, elephants, buffaloes and beautiful scenery.
    • Bandingalo National Park A paradise for giraffes, hippos and wild dogs, this park also welcomes hundreds of thousands of migrating antelope.
    • Juba The capital is a bustling boom town with busy markets and the grave of John Garang, the former leader of the South Sudan independence movement.
    • Tribal people Possibly no other corner of Africa has such a wide diversity of tribal peoples, many of whom continue to live a largely traditional lifestyle.
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    • Sudan, country located in northeastern Africa.
    • The name Sudan derives from the Arabic expression bilād al-sūdān (“land of the blacks”), by which medieval Arab geographers referred to the settled African countries that began at the southern edge of the Sahara.
    • For more than a century, Sudan—first as a colonial holding, then as an independent country—included its neighbour South Sudan, home to many sub-Saharan African ethnic groups.
    • Prior to the secession of the south in 2011, Sudan was the largest African country, with an area that represented more than 8 percent of the African continent and almost 2 percent of the world’s total land area.

    Sudan has so much to offer, here are some of the things Sudan is known for.

    • Meroe Pyramids: Discovering Sudans most striking archaeological site, with a row of superb pyramids.
    • Kassala: Diving into exotic markets and scrambling around the photogenic Taka Mountains.
    • Karima: Sweeping away the sandy layers of time and discovering a wealth of pharaonic ruins, tombs and pyramids.
    • Soleb: Being overawed by a mighty Egyptian temple.
    • Nuba Mountains: Relishing the lush greenery of the mountains where Africa meets Arabia (but only if its safe).
    • Kerma: Surveying the world from the top of a mud-brick fortress.
    • Port Sudan: Diving into a rainbow of colour on the pristine coral reefs of the Sudanese Red Sea.
    • National Museum: Taking a lesson in history at Sudans best museum.
    • Naqa: Visiting two spellbinding temples that are some of the finest example of Kushite architecture.

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