Nimule National Park
Site description Nimule National Park is located in the extreme south of the country on the border with Uganda. The White Nile forms the eastern border of the park for c.48 km. Beyond it, on the eastern bank, there is a buffer zone, bounded by the Assua river to the north and by the Juba-Nimule road to the east. The Kayu river flows through the park from the Uganda border to the White Nile. The topography is hilly and most of the park is covered with savanna woodland of Acacia spp., Balanites aegyptiaca and Combretum aculeatum. Riverine woodland, found along permanent and seasonal watercourses, is composed principally of Acacia sieberiana and Borassus aethiopium. The site is contiguous with two IBAs in Uganda; Mount Kei Forest Reserve (UG022) and Mount Otzi Forest Reserve (UG023).
Flora and fauna
Can be reached by Swamp Airboat operated by www.bahr-el-jebel-safaris.com.
For a one day permit it cost you $70. You can your permit in Juba, but also at the Headquarters at Nimule National Park. If you arrange it well you can see the permit as 24hours. You can do a couple of hours in the afternoon of your first day and the second day a full day for on day permit.
Arriving from Juba there is a sign just before Nimule. Drive into it and at the first houses on your right wait or ask assistence at the next house. They help you out.
Make a boattrip (cost approx 150SSP) to see hippo's and walk with the ranger into the park for as long as you want. You see elephants, hippo's, warthog, Ugandan Kob, Baboon, Vervet monkey, Goliath Heron. It is possible to enter the park without 4x4 or car. It is good to take one full day for it. Better you come one day earlier arrange the trip for the day after.