Separated from the north in 2011, South Sudan is the world's newest country and has emerged from decades of inaccessibility as a vibrant and diverse destination. Nature lovers are drawn to the region to experience one of the world's largest wetlands, the many tropical forests and the second-largest wildlife migration on earth. The tribal peoples such as the Dinka, Bari and Zande preserve unique cultures thousands of years in the making. Authors Sophie and Max Lovell-Hoare provide practical information on getting around this new country where the travelling is rugged but the rewards are immense. This stand-alone guide outlines tour operators, hotels, restaurants, suggested itineraries, and how you can give back to the community. The chapter on Sudanese culture provides in-depth coverage of its languages, people and culture. Divided into geographical regions with photographs and maps, South Sudan enables the intrepid traveller to explore the length and breadth of the country.
Sophie and Max Lovell-Hoare have worked extensively in Africa and Asia in the fields of economic development and tourism promotion. They travelled first to Sudan to look at investment promotion in the country, and have conducted viability studies for industries across the country and in the newly independent south. Sophie and Max's writing and photography has been widely published. Their article, 'Dead Goat Polo', was included in the 10 Best Stories of 2009 by travel site Go Nomad, and their 2010/11 photography exhibition at Pushkin House, London was showcased on the BBC website. They have reported on tourism development for the BBC, BBC World Service and BBC Russian.