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==Cities==
 
==Cities==
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*[[Bangui]] — capital of the [[Central African Republic]]
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*[[Cabinda]] — [[Angola|Angolan]] exclave with large oil wealth and an active independence movement
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*[[Brazzaville]] — capital of the [[Republic of the Congo]]; contiguous with its much larger neighbour across the Congo river, [[Kinshasa]]
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*[[Goma]] — gateway town to wonderful volcano trekking and gorilla park in the [[Kivu]] region of the [[Democratic Republic of the Congo]]
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*[[Kinshasa]]— capital of the [[Democratic Republic of the Congo]]
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*[[Libreville]] capital of [[Gabon]] and a major oil commerce centre
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*[[Luanda]] — the capital of [[Angola]] which has been through a huge renaissance in past decade
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*[[Malabo]] — capital of [[Equatorial Guinea]] located offshore on the island of [[Bioko]]
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*[[Yaoundé]] — the capital of [[Cameroon]]
  
 
==Other destinations==
 
==Other destinations==
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* [[Dzanga Sangha National Reserve]] — large rainforest park on the Sangha River in [[Republic of the Congo]].
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* [[Garamba National Park]] — a vast, isolated national park in the [[Democratic Republic of the Congo]], which has recently become relatively safe to visit, if you have enough time to actually get there!
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* [[Lesio Louna Gorilla Reserve]] — is dedicated to the protection of gorillas in the [[Republic of the Congo]].
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* [[Loango National Park]] — a 100-km stretch of virgin beaches and adjacent rainforest in [[Gabon]], both scenic and a place to view leopards, elephants, gorillas, & monkeys on the beach.
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* [[Maiko National Park]] — vast park in the [[Democratic Republic of the Congo]] which is sadly off limits for most tourists due to constant conflict in the area.
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* [[Manovo-Gounda St. Floris National Park]] — a UNESCO World Heritage Site and important national park in the [[Central African Republic]].
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* [[Ngoketunjia]] — a beautiful grasslands region in [[Cameroon]] inhabited by semi-Bantu and Fulani people.
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* [[Virunga National Park]] — Africa's first national park, very important for the future conservation of the mountain gorilla, and threatened by the [[Democratic Republic of the Congo]]'s conflicts.
  
 
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==Get out==
 
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Revision as of 01:21, 30 December 2011

Central Africa is a region of Africa.

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Countries

Central Africa regions
Angola
Former Portuguese colony which went through a brutal civil war. Now largely safe, but has been surprisingly slow to appear on the tourist radar
Cameroon
Sometimes referred to as Africa in Miniature, the terrain includes rain forest, desert plains, mountains and high plateau.
Central African Republic
Dense jungle in the south and semi arid in the Sahelian north, this very unstable country is very much off the radar for visitors.
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Huge, blessed with incredible natural wealth and beauty, culturally diverse, and is extremely unstable and dangerous
Equatorial Guinea
Perhaps one of the continent's most corrupt country, where massive oil wealth is confiscated by a thuggish government, is not a terribly safe place to travel, but it has great beaches, laid-back beach bars, and locals speak Spanish.
Gabon
Has escaped the strife afflicting other Central African states; rich in oil and mineral reserves and a high biodiversity.
Republic of the Congo
Huge tracts of forest with a small population mean great potential for eco-tourism, but the country is still to fully recover from a terrible war in the 1990s
São Tomé and Príncipe
Tiny islands in the Gulf of Guinea
South Sudan
The world's newest country, split off from warring neighbor Sudan in July 2011

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