Central African Republic: public holidays
The Central Africa’s Best Kept Secret tours are not effected by the public holidays in Gabon. However, it is worth taking note of them, as everything else closes on these days – banks, shops and government offices.
|January 1||New Year|
|March 29||Boganda’s Remembrance Day; Easter Monday|
|May 1||Labor Day|
|June 30||National Prayer Day|
|August 13||Independence Day|
|November 1||All Saint’s Day|
|December 1||National Day|
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).
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.
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.
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.