Central African Republic: climate

The Dzanga-Sangha Reserve has a tropical climate, with lots of rainfall throughout the year. However, it does not limit tourist activities, as there are sufficient periods without rain.The best travel period is between December and March.

The region enjoys an average annual rainfall of 1500 milimeters (Bayanga 1350mm; Salo 1600mm). Bayanga, located in the transitional zone between two climate types – equatorial Congolese and subtropical – presents an almost bimodal rainfall pattern.

Temperatures recorded in Bayanga are on average, 24.9°C in July and 29.3°C in April.

Seasons Period
Dry season December – March / April
Short rainy season May – June
Long rainy season October – November

Nature

The Dzanga-Sangha Reserve is part of a larger protected area, that crosses the border to Congo and Cameroon. It is the second largest rainforest area on earth. The Dzanga-Sangha Reserve is part of the Sangha River Tri-National Protected Area (STN).

Wildlife

The Dzanga-Sangha Reserve in the south of the Central African Republic  is the only place where it is possible to go gorilla tracking in central Africa. Not to forget the elephant bais – clearings in the jungle – where it is possible to view 30 – 100 elephants mudbathing and feeding.

Climate

The Dzanga-Sangha Reserve has a tropical climate, with lots of rainfall throughout the year. However, it does not limit tourist activities, as there are sufficient periods without rain.The best travel period is between December and March.

People

Due to its status as a special reserve, Dzanga-Sangha presents an experience rarely offered by protected areas in Africa: the discovery of the traditional way of life of human forest populations.