Brief Facts About Central African Republic

The Boganda Museum in Bangui exhibits traditional musical instruments, implements of warfare, village architecture, hunting tools, pottery, and religious objects. Other attractions include the Bangui zoo and the city’s red-brick cathedral.
In Bangassou, CAR, near the Ubangi River on the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, venture to the extraordinary Kembe Falls on the River Kotto.
Discover the present-day capital of CAR, Bangui, which rests beside the River Ubangi. Built on a rock, Bangui is shaded by tropical greenery and features many modern buildings. Places of interest include the colourful Central Market (renowned for its malachite necklaces), the Boganda Museum, the Arts and Crafts School, the cathedral and the Saint Paul Mission, whose small brick church overlooks the river, and the Hausa quarter. The Grande Corniche leads to the banks of the Ubangi and provides a picturesque view of the fishermen’s round huts and canoes.
Watch the flow of the Boali Waterfalls, near the charming and picturesque village of Boali in CAR. The falls are 250m (820ft) wide and 50m (165ft) high, with a chance to see stunning views from the restaurant at the top. The nearby hydroelectric power plant can also be visited.
At Bouar, in the east of the country, see burial mounds thought to be thousands of years old, studded withtanjunu (upright megaliths).
See indigenous forest tribes living in encampments of small, low huts made of lianas and roofed with leaves in the Lobaye Region, CAR, and 100 km (60 miles) from the capital. There are coffee plantations on the fringe of the forest.
See some rare examples of beautifully forged wooden houses in the town of Zinga on the Oubangui River, CAR.
In the dry season, take a 4-wheel drive vehicle and spot some wildlife in the Central African Republic’s national parks. The three most important parks are Manovo-Gounda St Floris, known for its high concentration of hippos; Bamingui-Bangoran in the north; and Dzanga-Sangha in the southwest. The game population of these national parks is impressive. It is also possible to view gorillas in Bayanga.
Boaliis a town located in the Central African Republic prefecture of Ombella-M’Poko. Situated on the Mbali River, Boali is noted for its waterfalls and for the nearby hydroelectric The Falls of Boali are 250 m wide and 50 m high, and are a popular tourist destination.
The Dzanga-Sangha National Park is located in the extreme southwest of the Central African Republic in a triangular-shaped part of the country. The main river running through this region is the Sangha River.

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