From Nairobi to Juba
From Nairobi to Juba
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Juba is the Capital City of the Republic of South Sudan and is also the largest city. It was founded in 1922 and is situated in the Juba County Province. Juba is on the banks of the Nile River. Book your flight to Juba with Kenya Airways.
Before Juba became a City it was an important trading area and the base camp for many explorers. The Greeks established the City, as an official trading post to supply British Soldiers with supplies.
There are a few important things to take note of when travelling to Juba.
January to March and November to December are the best times to visit Juba.
You need a Visa to enter South Sudan, and this can be quite a mission. It is best to contact the South Sudan Consulate to find out what the requirements are.
Depending on what time of year you are travelling to Juba will influence what you need to pack. Generally, summer clothes are needed, as it is very hot and humid; sunscreen, forms of identification and a camera should be taken with. There are occasionally baggage delays at the airport, so bring all necessities with you in your hand luggage.
You currently do not need any vaccinations when travelling to Juba. You should make sure by asking your Travel Agent a few months prior to your visit. We would recommend getting the Yellow Fever vaccination and taking anti-malaria tablets before your visit.
The Juba International Airport is one of the busiest in East Africa. Transportation in and around Juba can be found in the form of buses and taxis. It is best to consult your booking/travel agent prior to your visit to find out what the best forms of transport are.
Juba is in the Republic of South Sudan and acts as the Capital City. It is also the largest city in the Country. South Sudan became independent from Sudan in 2011 and one should take extreme caution when planning a visit to the Country.
Juba has some great hotels to stay at such as the Juba Tulip Inn, Acacia Village, Crown Hotel, AFEX Juba and the Airport Plaza Hotel.
Juba is not the most exciting place in the World, but there are some great attractions to see during the day. The All Saints Cathedral is a great friendly Church that is a popular point of interest for many. Other places such as the St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Theresa Cathedral and the Main Mosque are also sights that need to be seen.
If you are staying in Juba you can go on boat tours along the Nile River and walk around the City and explore it at will (Be careful after dark though). One place that must be visited is the Boma National Park. This game reserve has a variety of rare animals that can be seen on a day safari. There are also a variety of rare birds to seek. The main draw card is the migration of the White Eared Kob, a fairly rare antelope, but common throughout the National Park. One of the greatest sights is the migration of more than 150 000 of these animals during the wet season.
Juba has some great restaurants that offer all sorts of different cuisine.
The top 5 restaurants in Juba are: