Dzanga-Sangha National Park

This national park is located on the southwestern Central African Republic border with Cameroon and Congo. The park is mainly a dense lowland rain forest situated in the Sangha River-a tributary of the Congo River Basin.

Wildlife

The park is mainly recognized for the Gorilla safaris in Africa and the western lowland gorillas that are sighted near the forest clearing. Other animals in the park include African forest elephants, chimpanzees, sitatunga, duiker, bongo, red river hog, forest buffalos and giant forest hog among other mammals.

Gorilla trekking permits are a must have for all tourist on gorilla safaris to Dzanga Sangha National park and these are available at the park entrance and Gate

Getting there

This part of Central African Republic is a major tourist attraction and is located on the Bangui-Bayanga highway. This route winds to the Dzanga Sangha lodge. There are flights and private charters from Bangui to an airstrip in Bayanga, a small village near the park.

Accommodation

Bayanga is the main village near the park, on the banks of the Sangha River. Bayanga has a number of small guesthouses offering simple accommodation such as Doli Lodge at the river side offering luxury suites, running water and other basic facilities. Sangha Lodge is located within the park and also overlooking the river while Encampment Le Buffel Rouge has excellent accommodation for tourists in the area.

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