Saturday, September 18, 2021

Things To Do in Central African Republic

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Visits and stays with Pygmy villages are likely the most appealing to the country’s few visitors. Hunting with traditional weapons/devices, collecting medicinal herbs with the village ladies, participating in a night of music and dancing, and much more are all possible activities.

Trek into the rainforest in search of gorillas, secretive forest elephants, chimps, and other primates at the Dzanga Sangha Special Reserve. A visit to the area is often coupled with an overnight stay in a Pygmy hamlet. Dzanga-Ndoki National Park (which consists of two noncontinuous parts: “Dzanga Park” & “Ndoki Park”) flanks Dzanga-Sangha Special Reserve on two sides and is part of a larger, tri-national protected area that includes Lobéké National Park in Cameroon and Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park in Congo-Brazzaville.

Should the Central African Republic ever be free of war and dysfunctional governance, it might be an attractive ecotourism destination (similar to Gabon). The Bamingui-Bangoran National Park and the Manovo-Gounda St. Floris National Park are both potential wildlife sanctuaries but are presently located in unstable areas and need infrastructure.