The following slightly edited text first appeared on pro guide Kyle de Nobrega’s own blog. Beautifully told, it details Kyle and Will Jones’s recent trip to South Sudan, the first of its kind by Journeys by Design and certainly one of the first to be hosted by conservation NGO African Parks. Enjoy and if you want to learn more, please get in touch with either Kyle or Will. We can’t wait to get back out there.
Seven years ago my imagination was stirred seeing a resolution-less few images of a vast wilderness falling off the end of the Earth. Woodlands extended beyond the horizon and herbivore dots filled the foreground. How on earth did we know so little about this mystery in the world’s newest country? Murmurs of speculation and a sporadic series of first-hand accounts (unpublished or inaccurate) have been the totality of South Sudan’s biomass and megafauna records.