Nimule National Park, South Sudan
Nimule National Park is a national park in South Sudan established in 1954, stretching over an area of approximately 410 square kilometers along the border of Uganda. The park is crossed by the White Nile which flows from Uganda. Though small in size, Nimule national park has an amazing and beautiful topography which offers a better opportunity for the travellers.
Also, the park is one of the best destinations for wildlife viewing in the Republic of South Sudan since it has a buffer zone which is bounded by the Assua River in the north. The park is also a home to a diversity of vegetation ranging from savanna woodland of Acacia and the Riverine woodland which is found along permanent and seasonal watercourses.
Wildlife of the park
Though small in size, Nimule national park is one of the most beautiful national parks in South Sudan. It is a home to a variety of wild animals including the kob, the hippos, buffalos and elephants, the rhinos, giraffes, gazelles, monkeys, tigers, African dogs, lions, foxes, wild cats, ostriches, wild pigs and many others. Nimule national park is of the best destinations to sight the hippos which are located on the River Nile. The park also encompasses the Fula waterfalls which are among the best rapids to be seen in South Sudan.
Also, the park hosts some primate species including the olive baboons, vervet monkeys and chimpanzees. These primates are best seen during the wet season.
Nimule national park is a home to a number of bird species which can be sighted along the Nile River. Among these include the Barn owl, African pygmy kingfisher, silver bird, lesser masked weaver, beautiful sunbird, Northern masked weaver, Golden backed weaver and many others.
Best time to visit the park
Nimule national park can be visited any time throughout the year but the best time is during the dry season which is from June to September and this is best for game viewing since the surfaces are always dry thus easy movement of animals. Due to the climate changes in South Sudan, the dry season may change from November to December.
Where to stay while at the park
Choose from a bucket list of accommodation facilities ranging from Budget, mid – range to luxury rates. Among these accommodations include Royal Palace Hotel, Juba landmark Hotel, the La Corte Toscana Hotel and Resort, Riviera Business hotel and others.