10 Days Birding South Sudan



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The country bordering South Sudan to the south is Uganda. In Uganda over 1000 different species of birds have been identified. Does this same number exist in South Sudan? We think so. This will be a first of many safaris to identify the birds of South Sudan.

At the same time you will visit the tribes of Mundari,Toposa, Jie, and Dinka, and visit the great Sudd swamp

The town of Jonglei on the west bank of the Nile River (75 km north of Bor) where you will spend two days birding. This is the southern edge of the great Sudd swamp.

List of 62 Birds in South Sudan that have been identified to date-

Greyish Eagle-Owl

European Honey Buzzard

White-winged terns

Senegal thick-knees

Rock pratincoles

Abdim’s Stork

Yellow-billed Stork

Goliath Heron

African Fish Eagle

Golden Pipit

Hemprich’s Hornbill


Abyssinian Schmitarbill


Boran Cisticola

Rubus Chatterer

White-rumped Babbler

Kenya Violet-backed Sunbird

Rock Pratincoles

African white-backed Vultures

Long-crested Eagle

Marabou Stork

Wahlberg’s Eagle

Hooded Vulture

Abyssinian Roller


Black-breasted Barbet

Fulvous Whistling-Duck

White-faced Whistling-Duck

Spur-winged Goose

African Openbill

White Stork

Saddle-billed Stork

African Sacred Ibis

Glossy Ibis

Cattle Egret

Squacco Heron

Sun Lark

Red-pate Cisticola

Foxy Cisticola

Red-winged Grey Warbler

Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-weaver

Cinnamon Weaver

Red-winged Pytilia

Goliath Heron

Purple Heron

Great White Egret

Great White Pelican

Pink-back Pelican

Long-tailed Cormorant

Fox Kestral

Black Crowned-Crane

Red-throated Bee-Eater

Yellow-billed Strike

Ermin’s Strike


Purple Glossy-starling

Bronze-tailed Glossy-Starling

White-fronted Black Chat

Bush Petronia

Black-bellied Fire Finch

Black-rumped Waxbill

Abssynina Roller – Herbert Byaruhanga photo


Saddle-billed Stork


All meals during the safari, while in our mobile camp.
All bottled water, sodas, beer(as long as it lasts), juices, coffee, tea, and ice during the safari, while in our mobile camp
Individual tent with cot bed that has a mattress, sheets, pillow (blankets or sleeping bags are not necessary).
Mobile enclosed showers, towels, and body & hair shower soap.
Mobile enclosed toilets.
All Park fees per day per person.
Camera permit and the costs to obtain the permit.
Introduction letter to get your visa.
Translators from the local tribal languages to English.
Drivers/guides that are knowledgeable about the wildlife and tribes
Full mobile kitchen with chef and helper.
Rechargeable Lanterns
4x4 vehicles from Juba airport to Juba airport. Most of the parks in South Sudan have no roads so we navigate by GPS when searching for wildlife.
Laundry as weather permits.
Armed Forest Rangers guides
Ice makers
Shaded dining area with camp chairs, tables, and lanterns.
220 and 110 volt Power takes offs to charge camera batteries
Visits to tribal villages for photography and purchasing artifacts.
Game viewing (most game viewing will be from the 4x4 vehicles, however, there may be some short distance walking to reach particular areas).


Airfare to Juba (see our page on this subject on this web site -"Flying To South Sudan")
South Sudan Visa (see our page on this subject on this web site - "Visas, Entry Permits...")
Entry letter to Board the aircraft to Juba (see our page on this subject on this web site) (the entry letter is not necessary if you have a visa)
Any health expenses for illness or accident including malaria prevention, yellow fever inoculation, hospitalization, doctor consultations, emergency evacuation costs. Check with your health insurance if you are covered while traveling, if not we recommend you obtain health insurance while you are in Southern Sudan. See flydoc.org for insurance for emergency evacuation to a modern Nairobi Hospital
Any costs for delays caused by airlines, weather, mud, political occurrences, lost luggage. (such as extra charges for: hotels, meals, taxis, airline fees to change tickets)
Any costs for rescheduling.
Any costs for your arriving in Juba early or departing later on the scheduled dates.
Hard liquor
Use of SAT phone charges will apply per minute

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