Juba, South Sudan, in Photos
Sample photos I took during my time in Juba. This is no small accomplishment since, while photographing anything but official buildings and security workers is no longer illegal, the police and army apparently have not heard that and they will confiscate cameras if they see you taking pictures.
Risks to Humanitarian Aid Workers in Sub-Saharan East Africa
Describes the dangers an aid worker in East Africa may face and the ways to keep safe. These dangers include poisonous insects, spiders and snakes, disease, violent crime and emotional distress.
The Turkana Tribe of Northern Kenya
A fascinating tribal peoples of Northern Kenya, with a related tribe in Eastern South Sudan. I have just begun to explore the nature of these people and their culture.
Kakuma Refugee Camp, Safe Haven or Human Warehousing?
Built 25 years ago to help those fleeing the war in South Sudan, this camp now houses refugees from many African states, some of whom have not found asylum and some children born in the camp are still there as adults.
Traveling South Sudan Roads
The decades of war have prevented this country from establishing the infrastructure most countries take for granted. It is definitely a challenge to travel the roads of South Sudan.
Inspirations from South Sudan
The optimism and energy of the South Sudanese people is contagious. Their pride and determination to build a healthy nation are inspiring. It affected me personally.
Juba, South Sudan, for the Intrepid Traveler
South Sudan is not yet set up for tourists. It is not yet set up for its own inhabitants either. But the adventuresome traveler, who is prepared for difficulties and primitive conditions, can have an amazing experience here. Let's just start with the capital city, Juba.
Safari in Nimule National Park, South Sudan
Not set up for tourists, the only people who come to the park so far are humanitarian workers in various organizations. You will not see many animals, but it is an experience worth having - you WALK in the park!
Ten Reasons and More to Visit Nairobi National Park
I was surprised at the large number of animals it is possible to see in this park. It is actually in Nairobi, but open to the animals' natural migratory routes. If you cannot get out to one of the larger parks, this is a definitely "must-see" site.
Kazuri Handmade Beads From Kenya
A factory set up to provide employment for single mothers, the Kazuri factory is a great place to visit for a couple of hours. This article shows you the process of bead-making as you will see on a free guided tour of the factory.
Have You Ever Visited a Maasai Homestead?
Determined to see close-up how the Maasai live, I actually managed to do it! With a driver from Nairobi who was doubtful, we made contact with a young Maasai man who took us to his family's homestead.