Boma National Park is the site of the greatest or second-largest yearly terrestrial animal migration on the earth, according to environmentalists and naturalists, respectively. Others, most notably the South Sudanese themselves, take credit for this wide stretch of wilderness that clings to the edge of the Ethiopian border in the east. Some attribute it to the Serengeti and the movement of the many wildebeest there.
Wau's location at the meeting point of many of South Sudan's most populous ethnic groupings is precisely why this city is currently involved in some of the worst incidents of the ongoing violence consuming the nation. The Southern National Park, one of the biggest protected wildlife areas in the country, is a nearly 7,800 square kilometre expanse of patchwork forests and grassland savannah in the very centre of South Sudan.
The Kidepo Game Reserve is situated in South Sudan's furthest south. It's a sea of greenery that spans more than 1,200 square kilometres across the local savannah grasslands and gallery woodlands, bordering the well-known Kidepo National Park in neighbouring Uganda. The docile and hospitable attitude of the animals is one of the main attractions for potential safari visitors.