Central African Republic Safari Tours & Holidays

The Central African Republic is a landlocked country in Central Africa. It is bordered by Chad to the north, Sudan to the northeast, South Sudan to the southeast, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the south, the Republic of the Congo to the southwest, and Cameroon to the west.

The Central African Republic is not for everyone, and finding wildlife can be hard work. But equally, the experiences and encounters here are some of the wildest and most rewarding.

As its name would suggest, the Central African Republic sits landlocked in the heart of Africa and is mainly comprised of the Savannah plateau and southern equatorial forest. As a destination, it is relatively undiscovered, but for the more adventurous and pioneering traveler, it offers an original experience that is distinctly African.

How to get to the Central Africa Republic

Bangui M’Poko International Airport is an international airport located seven kilometers (4.3 mi) northwest of Bangui capital of the Central African Republic. The most reliable airline that flies to the Central African Republic is Kenya airways via Entebbe.

Passport, Visa, and Entry requirements for the Central Africa Republic

The Central African Republic does not require visas for visits less than 180 days to several citizens However, not all airlines will board all citizens with some specific passport holders without a valid visa, so travelers are advised to check with their embassy before traveling to the Central Africa Republic.

The health sector of the Central Africa Republic

Due to the civil wars in the country the health sector of Central Africa Republic is strained and health services may be available in the capital Bangui and beyond into the remote areas there is poor or no health care so please ensure you carry a medical kit with basic medical care and also purchase medical insurance in case of serious medical concerns

Malaria and Yellow fever vaccination for the Central Africa Republic

A Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is required on arrival from all travelers 9 months of age own wards and malaria is present in all areas of the Central African Republic. Antimalarial medications are highly encouraged alongside sleeping under a mosquito net and using insect repellent in the evening hours during dinner.

The currency of the Central Africa Republic

Central African CFA Franc is the official currency of these six countries: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, and Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, and Gabon.

Travelers are advised to travel with cash in terms of US dollars and exchange upon arrival and the banknotes should be new, ATM card machines are scarce and the use of credit cards is not common so ensure you have enough cash.

Official Language of Central Africa Republic

The official languages of the Central African Republic are French and Sangho but in busy tourist areas, you will find people who may speak good or Basic English good enough to communicate.

Best time to travel to the Central Africa Republic

The best time to go to the Central African Republic is in the December to May dry season. At this time wildlife is forced to cluster around the remaining waterholes, meaning you can see elephants and other creatures in great numbers. It also makes trekking to see gorillas more pleasant.

What to wear in the Central Africa Republic

People dressed sloppily are not respected. When Central Africans go out they wear their best clothes. Men may wear African-style suits or complete matching pants, and a shirt in colorful fabric. Women usually dress similarly in a tailored top, two wraparound skirts, and a scarf to cover the head.

What to bring while traveling to the Central Africa Republic

If you plan to spend any time in the rain forest below is a good idea of what to pack before traveling to the Central Africa Republic.

  • Long-sleeved tops and trousers are good for mosquito protection in the evenings.
  • Simple lightweight, fast-drying synthetic fibers are a good bet for the daytime.
  • waterproof shoes
  • A waterproof jacket
  •  sun hat

Car hire and driving in the Central Africa Republic

You will find car hire companies online but it’s dangerous to self-drive in the central Africa Republic so travelers must only self-drive with a driver.

Accommodation in the Central Africa Republic

Bangui is the main capital city of Central Africa Republic and you will find decent accommodation but in the rainforest and other destinations outside the main capital, you may need to pre-book facilities before traveling to the Central Africa Republic.

Local food of Central Africa Republic

The staple diet of the people of central Africa republic includes cassava, rice, squash, pumpkins, and plantains (served with a sauce), and grilled meat. Okra or gombo is a popular vegetable. Peanuts and peanut butter are widely used.

Tipping while Travelling in the Central Africa Republic

Tourism has not taken off yet in Central Africa republic and tipping may not be so popular but we recommend tipping while on safari or in major tourist hotels for a guide on how to tip in Central Africa republic contact Wilderness Explorers Africa-Exclusive journeys by design.

Further information for

The Central African Republic, a landlocked country, borders Sudan to the east, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of the Congo to the south, Cameroon to the west, and Chad to the north. Its land area is 240,000 sq. The CAR was ruled for its first three decades by presidents not democratically chosen.

Safety of Central Africa Republic

There are very serious security concerns in the Central Africa Republic and travelers are advised to contact Wilderness Explorers Africa or their embassy in Bangui for the current status of security in the Central Africa Republic.


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