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Travel to CAR

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Travel to CAR

Hello everyone,

I'm planning to go the CAR in March 09, and I would like to ask for some advice from those of you who have already been there (probably not many!)

1. Did you find Bangui safe (for African standards?). Bear in mind that I've been to more than 40 African countries, but never to CAR, so I always expect the worst when it comes to bribes, etc.!

2. Any good (i.e. safe and clean) hotel you would suggest in Bangui?

3. Any interesting day trips I could do once I'm there (e.g. is it safe/possible to visit the pygmies as a day trip?)

4. I'm also hoping to go from Bangui to Douala, and, as far as I know, only Cameroon airways fly that route. Are they still operating, and if so how can I book a flight with them? I understand it's not the most reliable airline, so if you know of a different airline that serves Bangui, please tell me!

Finally, if anyone is interested in a short break (5 days) in Bangui, feel free to join me!

Thanks for your help!


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11. Re: Travel to CAR

I was in Kathmandu only last August! It's a lovely place, and much friendlier than anywhere in India...

Unfortunately, I won't have enough time at all during this trip for any volunteer work. I would like to have at least 1-2 months off work for that kind of thing, so may be in the near future..!

Thanks for my adding me as a friend on Facebook. I've just done the same.



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12. Re: Travel to CAR

Hi Chris, Hi Jennifer,

I keenly followed your thread. have you been to CAR by now?

Would you happen to know the best place to travel from when wanting to go to Bangui? I live in London.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Cheers guys,


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13. Re: Travel to CAR

Hi Timo,

You have to go through Paris for the most direct route to CAR, but I think that limits your options to Air France. Afriqiiyah also flies into there from their hub, but I forget what city this is in. I think you can also drive from Cameroon if you're very adventurous! Do not come in from the north, as there are armed rebels there.


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14. Re: Travel to CAR

Hi Guys,

I'm actually leaving for Bangui in a few hours from NYC. You can go to Bangui on Afriqiyah, but you would leave from Gatwick and connect in Tripoli. I will be there until the 6th and will check back to see if anyone replied.


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