The Essential Travel Guide to Central African Republic

Travel Guide to Central African Republic
Tourist attraction in the Central African Republic | © WANDERLUSTER

With some wonderful wildlife, Central African Republic (CAR) is home to some of Africa’s natural beauty – not to mention their unique culture. So why not visit and check out tourist attractions and the vast rainforest conservation areas home to huge elephants, diverse birds and gorillas. With this essential travel guide and tips, you can find and explore some of the things that Central African Republic has to offer.

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When to go

The best time to travel to the Central African Republic is during the dry season; from December through February. However, days can be hot, and the weather remains fairly warm all year round – with the lowest temperature of the year ranges from about 18° to 21°.

Where to go

You may want to add some of these popular destinations to your Central African Republic travel itinerary.

Things to do

Dzanga-Sangha national park

This Central African Republic’s major natural attraction is nestled in the southwestern corner of the country between Cameroon and the Congos. Exotic African wildlife including gorillas, chimpanzees, elephants and leopards can all be spotted here. Visitors can explore this safari in the heart of CAR’s special reserve and get a chance to see western lowland gorillas in their natural habitat.

Bangui Cathédrale Notre-Dame

Bangui Cathédrale Notre-Dame
Cathedral in Bangui, Central African Republic | © Augusto Prete

Bangui’s Cathédrale Notre-Dame is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in the heart of Central African Republic capital city. This large and elegant church has been an iconic landmark and architecture to the area and the nation. Outstanding destination for photographs.

Address: Rue Joseph, Bangui, Central African Republic

Chutes de Boali

Central African Republic Travel Guide
Tourist attraction in the Central African Republic | © WANDERLUSTER

CAR is graced with the incredible natural wonders that delight nature lovers and adventure seekers. Boali Falls is one of the most beautiful natural treasures Central African Republic has to offer. These waterfalls are located in the town of Boali on the Mbali River, plunges 50m (164ft) down. Chutes de Boali remains of one of the most famous tourist attraction in the Central African Republic.

Address: Ombella-M’Poko; République centrafricaine

Marvelling at the safaris

Guided trips are the most common way of visiting the national parks and reserved areas, whether traveling in a group or alone. Chinko Nature Reserve, Manovo-Gounda St. Floris National Park, and Bamingui-Bangoran National Park and Biosphere Reserve are some of the most popular wildlife destinations.

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