Forest elephants, Dzanga Bai, Dzanga Sangha Park, Central African Republic

Central African Republic Holidays

A landlocked country in Central Africa, the Central African Republic is little known and little explored. It rubs shoulders with neighbours including Chad, Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo and is not a destination for the fainthearted.The Central African Republic has a troubled history, having suffered under colonisation and then at the hands of its own leaders, however the people here are open and friendly and keen to show adventurous travellers all that their country has to offer away from the capital and the headlines.

 Why We Like Central African Republic

Those lucky enough to explore the Central African Republic will experience a country with staggering beauty, from forests to open savannahs and dramatic waterfalls. Stepping away from the forests, the ancient tribal megaliths of Bouar near Bangui are reputedly thousands of years old and now a UNESCO world heritage site, whilst the Chinko Nature Reserve is a fledgling park of both forest and savannah, home to the highly sought after bongo, as well as lions and wild dogs, and it is currently under the watchful eye of the pioneering African Parks Foundation.

Some of the closest and most exciting wildlife encounters however are to be found in the prehistoric Dzanga Sangha Park. Arguably the best park in Africa to see forest elephants and lowland gorillas, Dzangha Sangha is home to some great birdlife (including the native Dzanga robin), hundreds of rare and butterflies and the Ba’Aka pygmies, who hunt and sing through the shadows. 

Some ideas for a Central African Safari

  • Track forest elephants and lowland gorillas in untouched forests.
  • Join Ba’Ka communities on thrilling net hunting trips – not for the squeamish.
  • Follow wild dogs, lions and bongos in the remote Chinko Nature Reserve.
  • Walk through tribal stone megaliths at Bouar.

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The Central African Republic is one of Chris’s favourite countries in Africa. For him the raw wildlife experiences of Dzanga Sangha far outweigh the delays, bureaucracy and the humidity. For Chris and other fellow pioneering spirits, the Central African Republic remains one of the most captivating parts of Africa.

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