Bandingilo National Park was established in 1992 and is located in a wooded area near the White Nile River in South Sudan‘s Equatoria region, within the states of CentralEquatoria and Eastern Equatoria covering over 10,000 square kilometres.
The park is a home of various species of antelope including reedbuck, tiang, and white-eared kob
It is also home to iconic African megafauna like the giraffe.
It also contains large marshlands stretching up into Jonglei state.
The park supports large bird populations.
It is Spread out over the riparian grass plains that stretch eastwards from the White Nile River, it’s a surprisingly accessible place – thanks largely to that proximity to the capital at Juba; and surprising because stats show that still hardly anyone comes here! If you do decide to take the trip after the current Sudanese troubles reside, you can expect the likes of Nubian giraffes and elephants to pepper the vistas at Bandingilo!
It hosts the second-largest wildlife migration in the world. Surveys have revealed that Boma National Park, west of the Ethiopian border, as well as the Sudd wetland and Southern National Park near the border with Congo, provided habitat for large populations of hartebeest, kob, topi, buffalo, elephants, giraffes, and lions.
South Sudan’s forest reserves also provided habitat for bongo, giant forest hogs, red river hogs, forest elephants, chimpanzees, and forest monkeys. Surveys begun in 2005 by WCS in partnership with the semi-autonomous government of Southern Sudan revealed that significant, though diminished wildlife populations still exist, and that, astonishingly, the huge migration of 1.3 million antelopes in the southeast is substantially intact.