Bounded by ocean, rift valleys, lakes and plains
Central Africa is one of the last frontiers for tourists and is home to countries like Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, Central African Republic and South Sudan and the tiny Sao Tome & Principe islands. While not officially Central Africa, Uganda and Rwanda border with the DRC and share the Virungas, a series of volcanic mountains and ranges protected by national parks in all three countries. So we have included them in our Central Africa region for this reason.
The natural beauty of this region is spectacular, with dense jungles and forests, raging rivers to tiny islands in the Gulf of Guinea. This is an adventure travel region for mavericks seeking something beyond the brochures and certainly away from the crowds.
Central Africa’s most famous national park, Virunga National Park is home to elephants, lions, hippo, forest hogs and warthogs, okapis and of course mountain gorillas on the forest slopes of a volcano range.
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The “land of a thousand hills” is home to some impressive forests and national parks that are home to chimpanzees, mountain gorillas, birds and even the big five.Rwanda
The “pearl of Africa” boasts some wonderful national parks for wildlife watching including the big five, rivers, waterfalls and impenetrable forests home to mountain gorillas.Uganda
São Tomé and Príncipe
Little known unspoiled and isolated (2) tiny islands boast rugged landscapes, dense forests, palm-fringed beaches and fascinating plantation and slave-trade history.São Tomé and Príncipe
Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
The DRC is one of the largest and certainly most enigmatic countries on the African continent with stunning landscapes like The Congo River and rainforests and mountains that teem with wildlife and waterfalls.DRC
Republic of the Congo
Beautiful landscapes characterised by virgin rainforest, waterfalls, lagoons, river rapids and swamps and an abundance of flora and fauna. This is an adventure destination with walking, hiking, canoeing and more.Republic of Congo