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!