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Appreciation The publication of this booklet and map was a result of the support we got from the following people or institutions and other silent well wishers who sacrificed their time, resources and skills to see that the first official tourist map and guide for South Sudan is published.

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SPONSORS Kush Resort & Hotel DaVinci Lodge Souther Sudan Affiliated Services Keren Hotel Hamza Inn Spice n’ Herbs Hotel Teddy Air Travel Nimule Travel & Tourism Agency Regional Road Transporters Mara Shabba Group Ltd Finest of South Sudan PAGE

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Photo Credits

Marketing Team

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Mr. Paul Elkan, Program Director, WCS

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Lilian Kailaria

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Christine Shakira

Mr. Francis Kenyi, Inspector of Logisitics

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Michael James

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Richard Ocholla

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Edward Wilson Wani

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Mr. Barack Kinanga, AMURT Support Staff 1.

Mr. Abubakar

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Richard Ndung’u

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Special Thanks H.E Abdalla Albert Oting, Minister of Wildlife Conservation & Tourism

Mr. Joseph Oroto, Director General of Tourism & Hotels Ms. Laura Tete, Deputy Director of Hotels Col. Akur Mawan, Deputy Director of Tourism Ms. Christine Atwon, Head Department of Marketing & Publicity Mr. Hillary S. Kwong, A/Inspector of Tourism Training & Administration Mr. Severio Louis, A/Inspector of Hotels Mr. Alex Lou, A/Inspector of Investment

PROJECT CONSULTANTS 1.

Satho Ahmed, Executive Director- FINEST OF SOUTH SUDAN

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Victor N.Tsyamba, Project Director- FINEST OF SOUTH SUDAN

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Norbert Mark Wani, Finance Director - FINEST OF SOUTH SUDAN

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Dr. Daniel Wani, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Wildlife Conservation & Tourism

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National Anthem

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Oh God

We praise and glorify you For your grace on South Sudan, Land of great abundance

Uphold us united in peace and harmony.

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Oh motherland We rise raising flag with the guiding star And sing songs of freedom with joy, For justice, liberty and prosperity Shall forever more reign.

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Oh great patriots Let us stand up in silence and respect, Saluting our martyrs whose blood Cemented our national foundation, We vow to protect our nation Oh God bless South Sudan


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Foreword from the Ministry e are pleased to present the first official tourist map and guide for South Sudan which is an attractive and insightful publication about South Sudan.

In this booklet, you will find many things said about South Sudan, some of which may be new, others that you already know. It is our hope that the book will enable readers to broaden their knowledge of our new country and experience a new understanding and percentage of South Sudan and its people. South Sudan becomes the youngest nation in the world on the 9th July, 2011 and as we celebrate this auspicious day together with you, we would like you to enjoy your visit here as we mark a new beginning for our country. The birth of this country is a result of a long and tiring struggle that went on for decades but we never lost the hope to be a free nation. It is through the struggle and the sacrifice of visionary heroes and heroines , that we are able to enjoy the fruits of their struggle. Nevertheless, this would not have happened had it not been for friends like you who supported, accommodated us and shared in our vision. Despite the long war that devastated most natural assets of this beautiful country, you will still find a lot of unique ranges of flora and fauna still in their natural habitat. We as an institution charged with conservation of wildlife and tourism development, we will always strive to make sure the natural assets are protected and hence development of a strong and vibrant tourism sector. Welcome to South Sudan. Ministry of Wildlife Conservation & Tourism.


MINISTRY OF WILDLIFE CONSERVATION & TOURISM The Management and the entire staff of the Tourism Department would like to extend special and deep congratulations to H.E, the 1st Lt.General Salva Kiir Mayardit, the President of the Republic of South Sudan, our fallen heroes and the people of South Sudan who fought tirelessly for the achievement of this miraculous Independence Day. Thanks is due to our neighboring countries and good friends of South Sudan for their moral and material support for the people of South Sudan to reach our destiny. Tourism of South Sudan welcomes all of you to enjoy the rare and untold experience of our destina-

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tions which includes wildlife viewing in national parks, White Nile rafting and cruising, mountaineering, people and rich culture, and safaris to archaeological sites.

“ As we head into independence of our country, I would like to assure you our visitors and clients that the tourism staff are ready to work and support throughout your stay here” Col. Akur, Deputy Director of Tourism

“The department of hotels under ministry of wildlife conservation and tourism, ROSS. Congratulate the entire people of South Sudan on this great day in the history of the South Sudan to celebrate our independence after fifty years of civil struggle and war On behalf of all hotels in South Sudan, and on behalf of the entire department of hotels and catering in the ministry, we welcome all our invited quests and friends to Juba, the capital city of South Sudan to enjoy with us this great event. All the hotels look forward to serving you well throughout your entire stay here while celebrating with us while ensuring maximum comfort and security” LAURA TETE LINO

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D/DIRECTOR FOR HOTELS, Ministry of Wildlife Conservation & Tourism, ROSS

“Training in tourism and hospitality is not a matter of attending theory classes but a matter of experience one. It involves field visits and being able to share your experience with others” Long Live South Sudan!!

Mr. Hillary S. Kwong [ A/Inspector of Tourism Training & Administration]

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MINISTRY OF WILDLIFE CONSERVATION & TOURISM

Sitting L-R: Mr. Akur Mawany [ Deputy Director of Tourism], Col. Abraham [ Director of Finance], Madam Laura Tete [Deputy Director of Hotels Standing L-R: Victoria Stanley, Hillary Kwong, Daniel Dut, Francis Kenyi, Amina Oliver, Louis Lou, Nyamakali Wau, Christine Atwon, Moses Alier

“The tourism sector in South Sudan is still virgin and therefore we need more investors to come in so that we take the tourism levels to a better standard we have today. Our department charged with marketing and publicity is ready to listen to you and we welcome you aboard this vessel” Happy Independence Day Celebrations! On behalf of the staff working in the department of marketing and publicity/ investment, we would like to register our sincere thanks to His Excellency, the 1st Lt. General Salva Kirr Mayardit, the President of the new born Republic of South Sudan, the 54th state in Africa continent and the 6th born in East Africa, and all the people of South Sudan for the historic independence day.

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The department of marketing is responsible for our destination branding and marketing by showcasing our tourism potential to the global market and the local fraternity. It is without doubt that this is the beginning of bigger things to come and we are happy to be partnering with an experience destination management organization, FOSS, which will steer us towards building a better destination

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for our tourists and investors in future. “Welcome to South Sudan, Jewel of the Nile”

Ms. Christine Atwon, Head of Marketing & Publicity

Ms. Christine Atwon [ Head of Marketing & Publictity]

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„JEWEL OF THE NILEâ€&#x; BRANDING CAMPAIGN INDEPENDENCE DAY EDITION.

These publications are both online and in print, being a result of the great contribution received from the friends of South Sudan, donors, business owners and well wishers we cannot be able to name individually here. The editorial content is both captivating and there if a lot for one to learn about this newest and youngest nation. You will also find a number of business profiles in the publications, who have supported the publication by way of advertising, kind contributions and technical advice. This is part of the wider long term plan to brand and market South Sudan tourism soon after Independence Celebrations on the 9th July, 2011. We hope that by celebrating these success stories and taking their uniqueness to the world, we will encourage more investors, tourists, visitors and enterprises to join us in developing this new nation. Please sit back and enjoy the features and images on South Sudan, its tourism potential, rolling plains, uniqueness, amazing cultural values, hotels, among other delightful articles. In this Special Edition we will dwell on length on the potential of South Sudan as a destination. WELCOME.

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The web portal www.nile-jewel.org , the booklet and tourist map is a celebration of the diversity of our wildlife & tourism sectors, culture, heritage and sets a trend for the future tourism branding effort initiated by the Ministry of Wildlife & Tourism in conjunction with FINEST OF SOUTH SUDAN, a Destination Management Specialist company based in Juba being a sub brand of FINEST OF AFRICA LTD.

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HAMZA INN

Happy Independence Day!

JUBA-SOUTH SUDAN

We congratulate His Excellency General Salva Kiir Mayardit,

Whether short or long stay, let us take care of you.

President and Commander in Chief of the armed forces of the republic of South Sudan and all the good people of South Sudan on this auspicious occasion of attaining independence.. Viva South Sudan – long live

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people of South Sudan.

EXECUTIVE FURNISHED OFFICES

SPACIOUS ROOMS

RESTAURANT

LARGE & SECURE COMPOUND Location: Situated in juba town, near UNOPS, opposite JICA South Sudan and walking distance to Equity Bank/Buffalo Bank/ KCB.

How To Contact Us:

FIND U S

Tel:: +256 477106798/ +249 922855057 /+249 955813042

ON THE MAP

Email:: hamzainn@gmail.com

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Go to Boma National Park and see the greatest Antelope Migration

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Spice `n Herbs We congratulate His Excellency General

Happy Independence Day! Enjoy our mouth watering specialty dishes.

Salva Kiir Mayardit, President and Commander in Chief of the armed forces of the republic of South Sudan and all the good people of South Sudan on this auspicious occasion of attaining independence.. Viva South Sudan …. long live people of South Sudan. Specialized in authentic Indian, Chinese & Continental Cuisine, We also do take away, Home deliveries & Outside catering

Location:

How To Contact Us: Tel: +256 477256969/ +249 923663007

Hai Malakal, Juba

Email:: info@spicenherbs.net

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LEADING AUTHENTIC INDIAN & CHINESE CUISINE

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The Board of Directors, Management and Staff of Nimule take this opportunity to congratulate H.E. General Salva Kiir Mayerdit, President

of the

Republic of South Sudan, Chairman of SPLM , Commander-in-Chief of SPLA on this event of celebration. Our special thanks go to visitors who will be eager to see our wildlife and

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tourism spots. We welcome you all to celebrate with us. Development of South Sudan. Oyee!!! Long Live SPLM. Oyee!! Long Live Republic of South Sudan. Oyee!!! Salva Kiir. Oyee!! SERVICES Ticketing & flight reservations Tours & Travel Transit & exit Visa services Hotel Booking & reservations Car Hire & Sales Events Management & Picnic Shipping & Cargo Handling Clearing & Forwarding

Photo Credits: Paul Elkan and J. Michael Fay/National Geographic

Location:

How To Contact Us:

We are located at Hai Malakal adjacent to KCB ( Kenya Commercial Bank), Juba- South Sudan.

Tel:: +249-955333301/ +249 122111404 /+249 955482197

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Email:: nimule.ttac@hotmail.com

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Nimule Travel and Tourism Agency Co. Ltd is a company that deals with travel and tourism services with a vast scope of experience in South Sudan and other parts of Khartoum, Kampala and UAE with varying levels of customer echelons. It has partners in Dubai such SAS

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Visit Boma National Park and see herds of elephants

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Happy Independence Day! CARGO AND PASSENGER SOLUTIONS The Board of Directors, Management and Staff of Teddy Air Services welcomes the birth of a new Nation, South Sudan on the July 9th, 2011. We are committed to serve the Nation through excellent Air Passenger charter flights, cargo

Business and tourist charters VIP charters Medical evacuation Flights Humanitarian Flights Cargo Charter Flights

Location: Airport Office Complex, Juba

How To Contact Us: Tel: +249 955004763/09559000137/0955716976 Email:: teddyair7629@yahoo.com

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See the greatest animal migration in Boma National Park

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We congratulate His Excellency General

Salva

Kiir

Mayardit,

President and Commander in Chief of the armed forces of the republic of South Sudan and all the good people of South Sudan on this auspicious occasion of attaining independence.. Viva

South

Sudan

long

live

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people of South Sudan.

The Management and Staff of Keren Hotel would like to take this opportunity to congratulate The President, H.E. Salva Kiir, The Government and the People of South Sudan during this memorable and auspicious occasion which marks the Independence of South Sudan. Indeed, we are delighted and humbled to join all our brothers and sisters in South Sudan in celebrating this important day in the Nation’s History. We acknowledge that it has been a long journey to freedom and we would like to sincerely thank all those who selflessly sacrificed their lives to fight for freedom of South Sudan. May God grant you long life and good health. We also honour all the legends who lost their lives in the struggle for freedom. May God bring peace and prosperity to their families as they celebrate the fruits of Martyrdom. As we collectively embark on building the new nation, lets all join hands in ensuring peace, freedom and prosperity for all the people of South Sudan. We in the business community are ready to partner with the Government to build a better South Sudan.

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Excellent Customer Care

Managing Director:

Let Justice and Equality be our Shield and Defender. Happy Independence Day!!!

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Friendly Staff

Best Wishes From Keren Hotel Management and staff.

Mr. Isayas Desale General Manager: Mr. Walter Muriithi Finance & Admin Managers: Mr. Tewelde Tesfay Mr. Ghilazghi Tewelde

Elegant Rooms

ACCOMODATION

BAR & RESTAURANT

MEETINGS & CONFERENCE

Keren Hotel has a total of 22 self contained rooms. The rooms consist of 18 Queen Bed Rooms and 4 Twin Bed Rooms. Going forward,

Keren Hotel has a fully stocked bar. The bar lounge is well furnished, quiet, air conditioned and has a cool ambience. The restaurant is also air conditioned and serves International Cuisine as well as Habesha Dishes. The clean and well maintained rest rooms are easily accessible from the bar & restaurant.

The conference room can host functions of up to 40 pax. Conference packages can be tailor made in order to address the customers’ needs effectively.

Keren Hotel is undergoing expansion to increase its accommodation capacity. The new wing will consist of superior rooms which will raise the bar higher in terms of quality and standard of accommodation.

Internet, Arabic Showers, Concierge Services, Laundry Services, Fully stocked Mini Fridge in rooms Location:

How To Contact Us:

Keren Hotel is a relatively new hotel located in Hai Malakia area of Juba. Next to Queen of Sheba Bar and Restaurant

Tel:: +249 955310709 /+249 955650644 / 0121921545

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Wonderful Resort along the Nile

Happy Independence Day!

A Variety of mouth-watering life prolonging local delicacies that are highly nutritious.

Nature Walks, bird watching and butterfly sanctuary.

Deluxe treats and executive suites

Ground facilities that can hold up to 5,000 people

Conference Hall capacity up to 400 people

Executive lobby meeting suites and intimate dining area

Live Entertainment

Modern Wifi Technology, DSTV

Complete outside catering services

State of the Art facilities creating the comfort needed

ENJOY THE SERENITY AT KUSH RESORT How To Contact Us:

Location:

FIND U S

Tel: +249999888412/+249999888413/+249959000094

Riverside, Juba

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Email:: info@kushresort.com

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Mac & T Ltd

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South Sudan

Happy Independence Day!

INTRODUCTION Mac & T is the first international restaurant and Lodge in South Sudan with over 30 years of experience in the tourism and hospitality industry. We are a member of Juba Business Chambers as well as the Hotels and Caterers Association of South Sudan, committed to quality and value services.

The Board of Directors, Management and staff of Mac & T Ltd, Davinci Lodge Congratulates The President, H.E. Salva Kiir, The Govern men t an d the People of South Sudan for this auspicious day and it is our pleasure to be part of history that marks new beginning for this wonderful country. South Sudan Bravo!

SERVICES

Accommodation, Bar & Restaurant, Safari Excursions

Location:

How To Contact Us:

Located in central equatorial state next to Juba Bridge at the River Nile, 5km from Juba International Airport.

Tel:: +256 477114400/

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+249 955015556

THINGS YOU CAN DO WHILE IN SOUTH SUDAN @ THE Da Vinci Lodge Gather with friends on the banks of the Nile for a romantic dinner

Perfect Setting for a memorable wedding

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Mac & T Ltd HOLIDAY INDEX Bar & Restaurant Outside Catering

South Sudan

Safaris Excursions Wedding Packages Building & Construction Telecommunication Transport

ACCOMODATION

Modeling Events

Long-term rooms: 6 luxury bungalows fully furnished toilet/shower, king size double bed, fridge, small bar, internet connection, TV/DVD, DSTV.

F & B service staff training

BAR AND RESTAURANT

Short-term rooms: 4 fully furnished junior rooms, 4 tented rooms all with toilet/shower

Advance offers quality unmatched service in the entire Juba, with professionally trained staff. We specialize in French, Italian and Japanese cuisines with menus that offer a wide selection of sumptuous meals. We also do outside catering, from 50 to 2000 guests for weddings & special

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Da vinci Lodge also offers themed tours (privately owned), Sunset boat trips that visits famous islands and romantic spots along the Nile River. The itinerary gives one the option to have meals on the boat while cruising, barbeque on the island, or alternatively make reservations for your lunch or dinner before or after the excursions. The boat offers a magical experience together with the finest of Da Vinci Cuisine.

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Sitting capacity of 200 and a splendid view of the river Nile.

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Accountable Marketing, Branding and Advertising

We

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His

Excellency General Salva Kiir Mayardit, President and Commander in Chief FOSS Ltd is a full agency communications company specializing in developing destination brands for the tourism and investment sectors. We do this by

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combining our branding, advertising, marketing and graphic design skills under one roof.

of the armed forces of the republic of South Sudan and all those who struggle to see this day come true. Long Live South Sudan, our Heroes & Heroines

Premier Destination Management Organization in South Sudan Location: Situated in Hai Malakal Mara Shabba Business Complex, Opp. Save The Children

How To Contact Us:

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Tel:: +249 920945658 /+249 926904057 Email:: info@finestofsouthsudan.com

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Southern Sudan Affiliated Services LTD

Accommodatio n in Juba is normally difficult and tricky to find, so Bedouin Camp (part of Southern Sudan Affiliated Services Ltd (SSAS Ltd) Palm Business Park) was started to provide a base for all Businesses and NGO travelers to Juba. Bedouin Camp offers accommodation and office space for rent.

Happy Independence Day! Ideal for business and party celebrations

The Bedouin Bar and Restaurant is the best known relaxation atmosphere for Juba residents. There is a large screen and projector to watch the main sporting events that is normally accompanied by a BBQ. Bedouin Camp is one of the few places to stay where there is plenty of greenery and a nice relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff.

There are two new ly built rooms with en-suite shower and to ilet. These are designed w ith a similar style to the bush lodges yo u get in Kenya. Beautiful use of wood (teak & mahogany) is used in the bathrooms to give a feeling of luxury and comfort in the middle of Juba. The other 28 rooms are not en suite but there is a clean set of showers w ith hot water and clean toilets.

Premier destination for NGOs and Business Travelers How To Contact Us:

Location:

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Tel: +256 477156864/ +256 477114824

Riverside next AFEX Camp, Juba

Email:: andrew@ssasltd.com www.accomodationjuba.com

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Party at Bedouin Camp, Riverside

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Bedouin Camp has 30 rooms, all w ith air conditioning, single and double beds are on offer. Each room has a desk & chair, clothes rack and a veranda to relax on in the evening w ith a co ld drink from the bar to cool you down.

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BUSINESS LEADERS IN REGIONAL TRANSPORT Location:

How To Contact Us:

Situated in Tong Ping

Tel:: +249 955327997 /+254 731452232

Airport Road

Email:: regionaltrans01@hotmail.com

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Regional Road Transporters co.ltd congratulates the Republic of South Sudan, for the new nation and wish to the best for this young nation . We are pledging full support in the effort to build this nation and especially in the transportation sector. Happy South Sudan

 Transportation of foodstuff from east, central and south Sudan-to any part of ROSS  Transportation of non -food items from juba or ROSS to any part within East, Central Africa

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South Sudan Tourist Guide Booklet  

This is the first official guide booklet for the new Republic of South Sudan