Central African Republic

The Central African Republic is notoriously lawless and expensive – and that's without even including the costs of bribes. Much food needs to be imported due to the security situation. The UK Foreign Office advises against travel to all of the north and west of the country. The capital, Bangui, is in the far south and is regarded as being safer, although protests can break out without warning with accompanying sporadic violence.

Most foreigners who arrive in the country do so to work with humanitarian or religious organizations, which maintain a strong presence there. A former colony of France, French is the main language spoken.


Central African Republic flag

Why you should go:

You shouldn't.

Why you shouldn't:

You want to go somewhere with a basic rule of law.

Map of Central African Republic