More synonymous with war than game viewing, South Sudan has grand ambitions as an eco-destination one day.

INDEPENDENT FOR BARELY A WEEK, South Sudan’s Ministry of Wildlife Conservation and Tourism appears to already have a Twitter feed and a website with an ‘Official South Sudan Tourist Map’ for 2011 that you can download.

It’s still early days yet, and will be a while yet before the country can make a claim to be the new Serengeti, but it’s interesting to see that eco-tourism is something that the new government is trying to embrace in the years ahead.

Would you consider South Sudan as your next destination? What would it take to convince you to visit?