Central Africa is a region of Africa.
|| 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 developing extremely fast though it's still a quite poor country.
|| Equatorial Guinea |
Perhaps one of the continent's most corrupt countries, 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
|| South Sudan |
The world's newest country, split off from warring neighbor Sudan in July 2011
There are Islamist, Takfiri, Salafist and Jihadist groups with links to al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb that operate in Central Africa which include the Ansaru, Janjaweed and the Seleka, whom have targeted western and non-Muslim individuals.