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Where to go when visiting Bangui?
Bangui, part of the former French Colony of the Central African Republic, is the Capital City and economic hub of the Country. The City was founded in 1889 and covers an area of nearly 70 square kilometers. Book your flights to Bangui (BGF) with Kenya Airways and get ready to explore the economic and cultural center of the Central African Republic.
An Overview & Informative Guide To Bangui
Bangui is infamous for rebel activity and political disruption and is currently going through a rebellion. Bangui manufactures foodstuffs, beer, textiles, shoes and soap. The Boganda Museum is a must-visit destination when in Bangui.
What You Need To Know About Bangui
There are a few important things to take note of when traveling to Bangui.
When Is The Best Time To Visit Bangui?
The winter months, between November and April (Try avoiding February due to the rainy season), are the best months to visit Bangui.
Do I Need A Visa To Visit Bangui?
No Visa is required when visiting Bangui if you are staying in the Country for less than 180 days.
What Should I Pack To Visit Bangui?
Depending on what time of year you are traveling to Bangui will influence what you need to pack. Generally, summer clothes, something warmer for early mornings and evenings; sunscreen, forms of identification and a camera should be taken with. Insect repellant and a waterproof jacket should also be considered.
Do I Need Vaccinations To Visit Bangui?
Yes, you need to have the Yellow Fever vaccination, and all your other vaccinations should be up to date. You will need to be on malaria medication, as this is a high-risk area.
Transport & How To Get Around Bangui?
Bangui has a small international airport and has many roads, although some of them remain unpaved. There are river ferries and taxis available to be used, but one should make sure transport would be freely available to them when entering the City.
Attractions And Places To Visit In Bangui
Bangui is the Capital City of the Central African Republic and is the most visited city in the country by tourists. It was previously known (And spelled) as Bangi in English.
Where To Go When Visiting Bangui?
There are a number of attractions and places to visit when you are in Bangui:
The City Centre of Bangui has access to many attractions and is a great starting point for any tourist. A guidebook will be really helpful when traveling around Bangui, and these can be picked up at the Airport, Hotels or various Shops around the City.
Boganda National Museum
This is the National Museum of the Central African Republic and is really worth a visit.
This cathedral is a large and elegant church and is just 2 kilometers away from the Bangui National Stadium. It is built with red brick and has a strong French colonial theme.
There are some great places you can visit when you are based in Bangui, such as the Dzanga-Sangha Reserve, Les Chutes de Boali (Boali Waterfalls), the Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park, the Bamingui-Bangoran Park and the Oubangui River. These places are in various locations around the Central African Republic, and Bangui is the best place to stay in order to reach these attractions.
Other places to visit in Bangui:
- Central Market
- Presidential Palace (Bokassa palace)
- Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bangui
- The Big Mosque
Where Can I Go To Eat In Bangui?
Bangui offers a variety of dishes, whether you want something straight out of the Central African Republic, or a Pizza, everyone is catered for.
The top 5 restaurants in Bangui are:
- Relais des Chasses
- Sale Sucre
- Carre Gourmand
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