Its pretty much the only major Sudanese town where you can enjoy a cold beer and a scotch!
The big profile name doesn't show that much!!!!!!!!!!
Don't expect much as everything has to be fixed as yet.
Juba can apparently be so humid and hot that you would think khartoum is even warmer thats why I suggest you take a walk to the bank of Nile at Apex or Bros which are some sort of camping grounds but only that you don't need to carry nothing but your wallet and enjoy a cold beer under the shade of the mango trees that stretch from from God knows where to.........lets say God knows where! And you can even enjoy fresh mangoes right from the tree under which you sit! You could even take a swim if got your swimming gear with you!!!!!
5 of us shared various dishes and 2 beers each, price was SDG35 each, a pretty decent price in these parts. The restaurant also has two private dining rooms. Try the dumplings, either fried or with Won Ton Soup, they're made from scratch, fresh for your meal.
Favorite Dish: Dumplings
If you're getting tired of paying high prices for substandard food, give Bullando's a try, you can get take away or sit down food here. Judging by the steady stream of locals you can be sure the food is fresh and healthy. During the day you have a choice of either beef or chicken shwarma for SDG5 (throw in a Pepsi or 7up for another SDG2) or you can have half a tender barbecued chicken with bread rolls and salad for SDG15.
At night they stop serving the shwarma, but you can buy the tastiest, tenderest rotisserie whole chicken, with bread rolls and salad for SDG30, which you can either eat there or take back to your hotel room and share with a colleague.
Favorite Dish: Rotisserie chicken, it tastes better than any woolies chicken you get back in South Africa, and our cameraman from Paris couldn't think of anywhere back home he could get such juicy tasty chicken.
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Getting to Juba has never been so easy. Currently, Marsland Aviation, Sudan Airways, Halla Aviation and Airwest have over 20 regular flights to Juba a week from Khartoum and in addition there are scheduled multiple flights between Juba and Nairobi; Juba and Kampala on weekly bases.
From Khartoum to Juba costs some 450 Sudanese Dinnars($200) and about 360 Sudanese Dinnars($150) from Juba to Khartoum. But for whatever reason if you have you some one in Juba to do the booking for you for Khartoum to Juba flight and have your ticket courrier delivered to you which takes only a few hours, it only costs you 360 Sudanese dinnars.
The planes comprise of both light and big airliners like the boing 737s and the duration could be anything from 1h45min-2h.
Whatch out when walking, driving or cycling. In the last 20 years or so, there has hardly been any maintainance on the roads which are mostly dirt at the moment. But in the last two years the traffic within the town gets heavier everyday, and most of the drivers or riders are either unlicensed or learners which coupled the poor state of the roads could just mean one thing if you aren't careful, and its deadly!
You may see a lot of guns in the street but its either the Police officers or army personel who still walk around town with the AK47s and stuff. Though there is peace currently, it still reminds most people's of the tradgic war. But having roamed the town all night without anyone asking me a question I got the impression its safe, probably safer than some cities I can think of in the West.
As of April, 2013
My friend and I applied for a SS visa at the embassy in Kampala. The process now takes 3 days, costs $100. But you can pay $25 extra to get it done the same day. I applied at 9am and were told to pick it up at 3pm. I took Baby coach bus leaving Kampala at 8.30pm and arrived in Juba at 4pm. The ticket was 70,000. We arrived at the border around 7am. Getting an exit stamp from Uganda was quick and easy. When we got to South Sudan side, we were told to get into a room to get a visa with people of other nationalities besides SS. I then showed an official there that I already had a visa so he took my passport, stamped it and let me in. It probably took like 2 minutes. But I had to wait til almost noon for others to get their visas. I'm not sure if you can get a visa at the border or not but everyone except us did get it there and it costs only 200 SS Pounds so it's a lot cheaper than getting it done at the embassy.