On the border with Uganda is Nimule National Park. The Nile River cuts along the eastern border of the park for 48 kilometers. The road from Uganda to Juba cuts along the eastern border of the park next to the Nile. The park has 41,000 hectares or 101,270 acres and was originally created to protect the White Rhino, which is now extinct. The park is the most accessable of South Sudan’s parks. A three hour drive from Juba (190 kilometers/118 miles)), on a newly reconstructed paved road (the only paved road in South Sudan), makes visiting the park, all year, possible.
Elephant on the Nile River
A herd of elephant have made the park their home, realizing they are safe in the park. Most often they are found on an island in the Nile called Opekoloe. This herd of about 70 animals wanders back and forth across the border with Uganda.
Ocassionally the Uganda Wildlife rangers must chase the elephants back into South Sudan, when the elephants raid the farms of Ugandan villages. See this link about the south sudan elephant herd being returned from Uganda
South Sudan Safari to Nimule National Park
This a safari for the person who does not have a lot of time or wishes to visit Southern Sudan when the rains make it impossible to visit Boma National Park. June,July,Aug, & Sept the roads into Boma National Park are not passable due to mud. However the road to Nimule has been rebuilt from Juba and we can pass all year.
To increase the length of time of this safari we can add dates or you could add our 4 day safari to Northern Uganda.
How to organize Nimule National park tour
Nimule Park is becoming famous for a herd of elephants that have taken up residence (because they feel safe in the park), Hippos, Crocs, Kob, Duiker, Leopard and abundant river bird life. The park straddles the Nile River and is right on the border with Uganda.
During May 15 to Oct 15 you need to tell us your dates and we will schedule you in. Price will be based upon the number in your group.
Our team will go ahead of your group and prepare a temporary tented camp on the east bank of the Nile River,with with shower, toilet, full field kitchen-bar capable of making breads, generating ice; tents with bed cots; dinning tent; tables; chairs. This will be waiting for you on day 2. The park service has a motor launch we use to take you along the Nile River and cross to the other side looking for wildlife.
|* Boat launch on Nile river||* Airport pick up and returen|
|* Full tented base camp||* All Park fees|
DATES Oct 15 to May 15;
We do not have scheduled dates during this time period. You will need to tell us how many in your group and when you wish to go on safari. Then we will confirm you based upon our equipment and staff that is available.
SCHEDULED SAFARI DATES AND PRICES May 15 to Oct 15:
June 30-July 4
July 28-Aug 1
Sept 29-Oct 4
There is great birding along this section of the Nile River.