State Information: Western Bahr El Ghazel State

Photo: UNMIS/Tim McKulka


General Information:

Wau is the second largest city in Southern Sudan, on the western banks of the Jur River, and is the capital of Western Bahr el Gazal State.
Wau is located T 7°42’N 27°59’E, with a nice climate, compared to the rest of the country. Wau has two seasons: dry season from December to April, and rainy season the rest of the year. Altitude: 438 meters
Climate: Max. temp: 38 degrees Celsius
     Min. temp: 18 degrees Celsius
     Rainy Season: May - October
Wau’s estimated population is 136,932 inhabitants, from various cultural backgrounds.
Beside UNMIS, there are also many other UN Agencies, national and international NGOs in Wau.
River Lodge
 Single bed/full board 120USD
Single bed/breakfast 90USD
Contact details:
Savannah Village Rates not available Contact details not available
AFEX Hotel Rates not available Contact details not available
MTN/ZAIN and SUDANI phones and internet services are available
Social Amenities:
Ethiopian, Ugandan, Somali and Kenyan restaurants
3 main markets are open from 8am to 5pm:
Hadjer market: on the main road, 7 minutes drive from the UN premises
Jau market: most stocked, 20 minutes from UN premises
Wau market: 15 minutes from UN premises, mostly for imported goods and groceries.
For food and other goods, shops are open from 7am to 10pm every day.
Swimming pool: membership available at River Lodge Complex.
Football Wau Stadium and Isaac stadium for daily practice (Crowded, might be accessible only for local organized groups)
Omnisport tennis, volleyball, and handball … restricted use.
Commercial flights are available.
Local Taxi (Price varies from distance to other).
Buses are also available in most areas in Wau
UNMIS flights available – weekly flight schedule and booking procedures attached
Key Facilities:
Local police and emergencies medical facilities available