Central African Republic

If you plan to visit CAR, you’d be wise to seek expert advice in advance from CAR contacts or locally based expats. Keep your ear to the ground and read all the travel advisories. If you can stay safe, which recent reports suggest you often can, then try at least to visit the rainforest: you’ll have an utterly unforgettable adventure. . .

Top billing goes to this celebrated national park, one of Central Africa’s pre-eminent wilderness areas. It forms the core of a 28,000-square-kilometre transnational protected rainforest region tucked between the borders of Cameroon and the Congo Republic, astride the Sangha river. Two semi-habituated groups of lowland gorillas can be tracked here by groups of a maximum of three people. You can also see forest elephants, bongo antelopes, chimpanzees and a host of birdlife and other fauna. . .

(continued on p. 252)

Links we like

Africa’s Eden Recommended Dutch tour operator.

CAR Online The official government site.

Dzanga-Sangha Reserve Informative and comprehensive coverage. (Sadly, this site seems to be down.)

This page last edited 9 June 2011 © Richard Trillo and Emma Gregg

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