Staying in South Sudan
Staying in South Sudan Juba Reviews
Jun 11, 2007
South Sudan is more peaceful than you might think. I stayed in Juba which is the unoffical capital of the South and I left my stuff every day in a tent at a camp site and never worried about it. Juba, is being reconstructed after 20 years of civil war, so as well as it being hot it is also very dusty. A lot of reconstruction is going on there with new bars opening all the time.
Most people stay at camps as there are only a few permanent structures. In the camps you get a large tent, with a bed on frame, mossi nets and a fan. It cost a fortune because of the land issues. Most of the land is still covered in land mines and the land that isn't is like gold dust. Thus being charged $150 per night just for a tent. Although you do get breakfast, lunch and a couple of bottles of water.
The people are very friendly, although you should avoid any soldiers you come across. Some of them get drunk and I have heard of them firing off guns in market squares. Never saw anything like this but did have some hassle on a couple of times, but the local intervined and not much happen apaart from getting my hand punched once.
If you are thinking of going there I can give you the contract of the camp owner I stayed with. He is a nice French man, and wlll pick you up and drive you about if you need to. His camp was fairly new and he is still developing it. Rock City is a very good camp, nice big bar, TV, and they were building a swimming pool when I was there. The camps along the nile are really nice too. Don't wander off on you own in the wilderness. You don't want to step on a land mine. Get your injections, take a med kit just in case, and enjoy this beautiful country.
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