Unspoiled jungle un the heart of AfricaThis little-unknown African country has great touristic potential. In fact, it hosts a large number of endangered animal species such as the two African elephant species, the Gorilla and the rare Black Rhino.
Decades of political instability have not contributed to the development of eco-tourism. At Middle-Africa we believe that the C.A.R has a positive future and since 2007 we are sending small-sized groups to the South-western jungle area of Dzanga-Sangha.
This protected area offers great chances of observing several plain gorilla families. Other animals to be found in the Reserve are the fabulous bongo, forest antelopes, forest buffaloes and forest elephants, a subspecies of the savannah elephant a bit smaller in size. Admiring nature from one of the Reserve’s viewpoints is a unique experience.
10 REASONS TO VISIT CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
- The C.A.R. is an undiscovered paradise, the “Real Africa” where travellers can still explore
- Be among the first few people in the world to explore this country and its hidden jungle secrets such as the forest clearings where the rare jungle fauna can be observed.
- Dzanga-Ndoki National Park, one of the most intact and richest humid tropical forests with extensive bio-diversity on our planet. Dzanga-Sangha Reserve is a major part of this large protected area.
- Excursion to trace and meet the lowland gorillas that can easily be found in the Dzanga-Sangha Reserve.
- Visit the spectacular Boali Falls not far from the capital, Bangui.
- Navigate along the Oubangui and Sangha Rivers as the first European explorers did in the late XIXth Century.
- Travellers looking for traditional cultures must meet the first inhabitants of the C.A.R: the Bayaka pygmies. It is possible to organise an excursion to their nomad camps in the deep jungle. Spending at least one night with them, singing and dancing together are a rewarding experience.
- Around Dzanga-Sangha Reserve one can visit interesting Bantu communities where traditional palm wine is prepared for local consumption
- Dolly Lodge is a wonderful and quiet place where you can listen to the jungle melodies and admire its greatness.
- The northern region of Central African Republic is covered by bushy savannah. It hosts many animal species. Unfortunately protected areas such as Parc de Saint Floris have been heavily poached during the last years when the region has suffered from cronical instability. We hope that in the near future the area will be able to receive tourism again.