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What to do in the Central African Republic: The Country with the National Park with the Greatest Primate Diversity


Imagine a place that seems straight out of a National Geographic documentary, where wildlife is king. That's right, we're talking about the Central African Republic, a hidden gem in the heart of Africa.



And what incredible places are there to visit? Well, let's start with the capital, Bangui, with its cathedral and colorful markets. Next, we have the Dzanga-Sangha Special Fauna Reserve, the city of Bouar, famous for its megaliths, the historic city of Carnot, and of course, the Manovo-Gounda St. Floris National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site.

 



The official language is French and the local currency is the CFA franc. Unfortunately, we Brazilians need a visa to visit this incredible country.

But what about the country's socioeconomic and political situation? Well, the Central African Republic faces several challenges, including political instability, poverty and limited infrastructure, but it also has a rich and vibrant culture that is reflected in its music, dance and crafts.



What about the curiosity of our title? The Manovo-Gounda St. Floris National Park is known for its vast diversity of primates. That's right, this park is home to more types of primates than any other place on the planet!


Incredible, isn't it? The Central African Republic is a hidden treasure, but due to the war the country was completely unviable to visit. To give you an idea, it was one of the only countries in the world where we were escorted by military personnel.

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