Central African Republic is bordered by five other nations: Chad, Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo and Cameroon. The country’s highest point is Mont Ngaoui in the Yadé Massif in the northwestern part of the country. This mountain range is an extension of the Adamawa plateau that also includes the Bongo Massif in the northeastern part of the country. Together they make out the Oubangui ridge that divides the waters from either flowing down to the Congo River and end up in the Atlantic Ocean, or to flow northwards into the Chari River, with the Lake Chad as final destination.
Being one of the most exclusive big-game hunting and safari countries in Africa today, the Central African Republic has definitely succeeded in preserving the authenticity of its landscapes. More than half of the country is untouched by man and home to an exceptionally large biodiversity. Thanks to its central location on the African continent at the meeting point between the Sahara desert in the north and the Congo basin in the south, it boasts a wide array of eco systems ranging from semi desert in the north to great rain forests in the south. In differing from Cameroon one of the main draw cards with CAR is that Bongo as well as Lord Derby Eland can generally be hunted from the same concession saving on charter plane fees and making it the ideal destination for the collector to accomplish both goals in one safari. Generally it is believed the Eland trophies are superior in CAR than in Cameroon with more bulls per year breaking the 50 inch bracket.
There are 2 hunting seasons:
Lord Derby Eland, Bongo, Leopard, Lion, Giant Forest Hog, Buffalo, Roan, Hartebeest, Defassa Waterbuck, Warthog, Red River Hog, Harnessed Bushbuck, Oribi, Forest Sitatunga, Porcupine, Civet Cat, Baboon and the full range of duiker species including the rare yellow backed duiker. Note leopard from the CAR cannot be exported the USA at this point in time
Savannah & Forest