South Sudan Tours

12 Days Bird watching tour – South Sudan

 Juba, South Sudan
 12th Feb - 12th Jul


This South Sudan tour takes you to its bordering section with Uganda to the south, 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 the first of many tours to identify the birds of South Sudan. At the same time, you will visit the tribes of MundariToposaJie, and Dinka, and visit the great Sudd swamp the largest swamp.

Itinerary In Summary:

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

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

  • 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
  • Hoepoe
  • Black-breasted Barbet
  • 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
  • Ostrich
  • Abyssinian Schmitarbill
  • Shoebill
  • Boran Cisticola
  • Fulvous Whistling-Duck
  • White-faced Whistling-Duck
  • Spur-winged Goose
  • African Openbill
  • Ermin's Strike
  • Piapiac
  • Purple Glossy-starling
  • Bronze-tailed Glossy-Starling
  • White-fronted Black Chat
  • Bush Petronia
  • Black-bellied Fire Finch
  • Black-rumped Waxbill
  • 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.


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Tour Overview


Nov 21 - Mar 29



Pickup Location

pickup avaiable from airport, train and also cruise



Car PickUp


Tour Guide



  • Meals
  • Bottled water
  • Individual tent with cot bed that has 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
  • Photo 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.
  • Transport 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
  • Shaded dining area with camp chairs, tables and lanterns.
  • 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
  • South Sudan Visa
  • Any health expenses for illness or accident including malaria prevention, yellow fever inoculation, hospitalization, doctor consultations and 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.
  • 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.
  • Tips
  • Use of SAT phone in camp $4 usd per minute


Day 1
  • 10:00 AM