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, on a newly reconstructed road, makes visiting the park, all year, possible.
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.
Nimule Elephant Herd. Some have been gps radio collared with funds from USAid.
Elephant, Uganda Kob, Lelwel Hartbeeste, Crocodile, Duiker, Hippo, Waterbuck, Bushbuck, Oribi, Leopard, Olive Baboon, Vervet monkey, Warthog, and incredible bird life exist in the park.
This safari is designed for people with little time or as an extension to our famous 8 day safari to Boma National Park. There are no set dates for the 1 and 4 safaris, you tell us when.
Olive baboon mother with child getting a ride. There are several troops of baboons at the park.
Elephant blocking the road to the rapids at Nimule.
DAY 1: Arrive Juba airport. Greet and pick up at the airport, transport to Nimule national Park at 3 hour drive. First meal a picnic lunch enroute. In the afternoon search for wildlife. Stay at our tented camp on bank of the Nile River across from the park, with tents, cot beds, cook, field kitchen, ice maker, tables, chairs, latrin,shower.
DAY 2: Mornings and Afternoons visit the park by motor launch
DAY 3: Take the park's motor launch on the Nile to search for wildlife and walk into the park from the west bank of the Nile with armed ranger guides. Land on Opekoloe Island searching for the elephant herd.
Day 4: After breakfast walk along the east bank of the Nile looking for wildlife particularly birds. Lunch enroute, a packed pic nic lunch. Drive back to Juba International Airport for your flight home.
Nimule National Park motor launch used to cross the Nile River
THREE GUARANTEED DEPARTURE 6 DAY FOOT & BOAT SAFARIS
dates: Nov 24-29, Dec 1-6 and Dec 8-13, 2013
Price: $1900 usd per person
Includes everything listed below. These three safari dates are with an emphasis on exploring the park on foot and by motor launch each day.
PRICES 4 DAY SAFARI (no scheduled dates):
1 person: $4400 usd
2 persons: $2800 usd per person
3 persons: $2200 usd per person
4 persons: $2000 usd per person
5 persons: $1800 usd per person
6 persons: $1700 usd per person
(there is no additional cost if you want a tent for one person)
- All meals from day 1 lunch to day 4 lunch
- All bottled water, tea, coffee, juice, iced tea
- 4x4 vehicles with driver guides
- camp manager
- tented field camp 3 nights
- laundry (depending on rain if we can dry the clothes)
- airport pick up and return
- armed park rangers
- ice maker
- Introduction letter to obtain your visa (you need to scan to us in low resolution jpeg the photo page of your passport)
- $50 Photography permit (you need to scan to us in low resolution jpeg format the photo page of your passport and two passport size photographs)
- $70 usd day/person park fee
- park motor launch to cross the Nile River
- Airfare to Juba (see our web page on flights)
- South Sudan Visa (see our web page on visas)
- Entry letter to Board the aircraft to Juba (see our web page on visas)
- Liquor & sodas (we can stock your preferences if advised in advance)
- Medical costs (including malaria prevention)
- Cost for any delays
- Hotel, restaurants, taxis
PRICES 1 DAY SAFARI:
1 person: $695 usd
2 persons: $435 usd per person
3 persons: $340 usd per person
4 persons: $295 usd per person
Includes: pick up at your hotel with 4x4 vehicle and driver guide at 6am in Juba. Drive 3 hours to the park. Boat trip on Nile to search for animals, guided hike to rapids on Nile, park ranger guiding, $70 park fee, bottled water, pic nic lunch, drive back to Juba by night fall.
Arriving In a day early or departing a day later:
We offer a package of one night, 3 meals, 25% VAT, wifi in the room, laundry, air conditioning and airport pick up & return at the Rainbow Hotel in Juba. Does not include liquor, sodas, bottled water or tips.
$325 usd per person (single or double)
ask for a reduced rate if you are staying more than one night
Hippos in the Nile at Nimule
Malachite King Fisher on the Nile River bank.
Rapids on Nile bordering the park. The park is to he left of the Nile in this photo.
Photo from 1957 of the Nimule Rhino herd. The Rhinos were the the original reason for the park's establishment. Now they are extinct in the area.
South Sudan Wildlife Service ranger guide posted at Nimule National Park.