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Boma National Park

Boma National Park is a conservation area of 22,800 sq kilometers (8,800 sq mi) in Boma State, South Sudan, declared in 1986 and includes grasslands and floodplains. Large herds migrate in Boma involving 2,000,000 animals looking for grass formed by seasonal precipitation each year into a spectacular movement at different times.

Boma National Park is a park mostly flat and crossed by many small rivers and swamps. South Sudan is an arena of animal migration taking place throughout the year in slow motion depending on the grass and rain that involves millions of animals.

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March to June the animals move from North to South and West to East because the rain will start. In November to January they move from South to North and East to West due to the dry season where the grass has run out.

The most prominent species of white-eared kob (Kobus kob leucotis) is mostly to the east of the Nile River in South Sudan in clay and wetlands. The migration route during the wet and dry seasons is determined by year-over-year variations in rainfall and floods that extend over 1,600 kilometers (990 miles).


Boma is a great home for white-eared kob (Kobus kob leucotis), korrigum (Damaliscus lunatus korrigum), Mongalla gazelle (Eudorcas albonotata), cape buffalo (Syncerus caffer), African elephants (Loxodonta), African leopard (Panthera pardus pardus), Nubian giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis camelopardalis), hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus), Northeast African cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus soemmeringii).

Common eland (Taurotragus oryx), Lelwel hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus lelwel), maneless zebra (Equus quagga borensis), waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus), Grant's gazelle (Nanger granti), lesser kudu (Tragelaphus imberbis), bongo (Tragelaphus eurycerus), giant eland (Taurotragus derbianus), East African lion (Panthera leo melanochaita), Nile lechwe (Kobus megaceros).

Bushpig (Potamochoerus larvatus), common warthog (Phacochoerus africanus), tiang (Damaliscus lunatus tiang), topi (Damaliscus lunatus jimela), mantled guereza (Colobus guereza), olive baboon (Papio anubis), patas monkey (Erythrocebus patas), spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta), bohor reedbuck (Redunca redunca), imbabala (Tragelaphus sylvaticus), oribi (Ourebia ourebi) and roan antelope (Hippotragus equinus).

More than 327 species of birds, including seasonal migrants, have been recorded as such African skimmer (Rynchops flavirostris), black-faced firefinch (Lagonosticta larvata), cisticola (Cisticola), crowned crane (Balearica), Egyptian plover (Pluvianus aegyptius), Exclamatory paradise whydah (Vidua interjecta), green bee-eater (Merops orientalis).

Pelicans (Pelecanus), red-necked buzzard (Buteo auguralis), red-throated bee-eater (Merops bulocki), shoebill (Balaeniceps rex), Basra reed warbler (Acrocephalus griseldis), black-winged pratincole (Glareola nordmanni), Rüppell's vulture (Gyps rueppelli) and black-chested snake eagle (Circaetus pectoralis). Boma National Park

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Location: Boma State, South Sudan.

Routes and public transport: Flights to Juba International Airport in Juba City, then drive to Pibor Post for 390 kilometers as the nearest town to reach Boma National Park.

Advice: The tribes in the area are Murle, Anyuah, Suri or Kachipo, Jie, and Toposa. Many opportunities to visit them and see how they maintain traditional clothes, housing, jewelry, and equipment.

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