Western Bahr el Ghazal, South Sudan
Western Bahr el Ghazal is one of the ten states of the new South Sudan country with a land mass of over 93,000 square kilometres (twice the size of Denmark). It has a population of about 400,000 (contested Sudanese census of 2008) and has its capital in the city of Wau. Western Bahr el Ghazal is part of the Bahr el Ghazal region and is the least populous state in the country. Major cities in the state include Wau, Acongeong, Raga, and Zubeir.
Getting In And Out Of Western Bahr el Ghazal
Western Bahr el Ghazal has two airports: the Wau Airport and the Raga Airport. Both airports are small and may only handle local flights. For international visitors, a flight to Juba and a connecting flight to either Raga or Wau airports will be the best option. Getting around may not be easy though. Most of the roads are not paved and regular vehicles may not be convenient for getting around.
What To Do In Western Bahr el Ghazal
A civil war always leaves its toll on a country. Wildlife is scattered around and you can see some hippos in the Jur River. Along the road to Western Bahr el Ghazal, you should see some baboons, monkeys and many other animals. Check out the Saint Mary Cathedral, which has an impressive building.
Hotels To Stay in Western Bahr el Ghazal
The Blue Nile Hotel, which is close to the Wau Airport and the market, offers great Ethiopian food and cable service. Offering free WiFi and close proximity to the airport in Wau and the UN Mission for South Sudan compound is the Amarula Lodge Wau Hotel which can be booked here on Jumia Travel.