I have very vaguely considered South Sudan a few years back, but the security situation (and the lack of a reliable operator) meant that I never went into any - even embryonic - planning stage.
More recently I have been interested in Gambella N.P., in the extreme west of Ethiopia, where a lot of the migrating White-eared Kob and other antelopes go at a certain time of the year. Gambella also hosts some bery important populations of Nile Lechwe and Shoebill, as well as decent numbers of elephants and lions. It is a very stunning area, but due to the lack of roads/tracks of any kind and the swampy nature of the terrain you really do need an helicopter to do any proper game viewing.
My guide Michael Lorentz was there last year, and the security situation was pretty "hot" there as well, with fights between the Nuer and the Anouak tribes. Financial Times's journalyst Sophy Roberts was with Michael on that trip and recently wrote an article also covering that visit. You may read it here:
Edited by Paolo, 20 January 2017 - 11:09 AM.