Juba is the capital of South Sudan and one of the world’s most quickly growing cities. South Sudan is rapidly developing thanks to an abundance of natural resources, including the Nile River, dense jungles, oil and minerals, and these natural riches are bringing more and more investments in Juba every day.
Best Time to Visit
If you are planning a Travel to South Sudan then best time to visit is the dry season, which starts at the end of November and lasts until late April. The wet season is slightly shorter in the north, due to its location further from the equator.
Top Places to Visit in Juba
The city is quite new, so there are relatively few traditional tourist sights. There are a number of interesting churches worth visiting, including the expansive Seventh-Day Adventist Church, the small but beautiful St. Joseph’s, the All Saints Cathedral and the hilltop St. Teresa Catholic Cathedral.
Entertainment in Juba
For entertainment, the locals often host dances. The traditional moves reflect life in South Sudan, including religion, farming, heroism, hunting, rain and chivalry. While in Juba, try to catch a show of the Dinka’s leap dance, the Nuba peoples’ kambala, the Miseiryah nuggurah, the Half’as barbabrah and the famous sword dance of the Beja people.
On the weekends, take a boat trip on the Nile, go fishing or cheer for your favorite football team with the locals at the bars.
Where to Eat in Juba
There are a handful of good restaurants in Juba, including many Eritrean, Kenyan and Ugandan eateries. There are also a few bars that serve up East African and South African beers, the local gin and imported liquors.