5 Places to Visit in Central Africa
Mile Six Beach, Cameroon
Although it’s not as well known as other more prominent surfing destinations around the world, Cameroon’s Mile Six Beach located in the Southwest province and lies along the coast of the South Atlantic Ocean, is renowned for its perfect surfing waves and far less crowded than other more popular surfing spots.
Boca de Inferno, São Tomé and Príncipe
Translated into English as ‘Hell’s Mouth’, and with good reason, this impressive and absolutely astounding water sprout is described as, “is a natural phenomenon caused when the waves finds their way in to a narrow ravine that ends in a cave with a hole in the roof. The water is then forced up through the hole and creates a cascade of water that shoots up into the air.”
Musee des Arts et Traditions du Gabon, Gabon
A vast collection of Gabon’s rich history is housed in this wonderful museum located in the country’s capital city of Libreville.
The Congo River, Democratic Republic of Congo
An incredible body of water is the world’s deepest river, and the second largest river in the world by volume of water discharged, the second-longest river in Africa and the fifth-longest river in the world. It also wields more hydroelectric power potential than almost any other river in the world. It is a magnificent source of life - both for humans and the fauna that live in and surround it. Navigating the source of the river from the highlands and mountains of the East African Rift to where it ends and deposits itself in the South Atlantic Ocean will take you from when end of the DRC to the other.
Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
A once co-host city of the Africa Cup of Nations tournament, Equatorial Guinea’s captial city is located just off the mainland on Bioko island and whilst it doesn’t have a strong tourist culture and infrastructure, there’s much to do for the non-commercial tourist who appreciates local life in places not familiar to them.
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P.S.: Before you travel anywhere, it is important to do your research on the place(s) you plan on visiting and make an informed decision on whether visiting there would be in your best interests, as well as that of the local community.